Jonathan White

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NEWS | Published January 17th 2020, 12:12 pm

Trump impeachment trial begins

Following the House of Representatives formally delivering the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the United States Senate, the official trial began yesterday.

NEWS | Published January 17th 2020, 12:12 pm

New commanding officer for HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Royal Navy have announced that Captain Angus Essenhigh has been appointed as the new commanding officer for the country’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth.

NEWS | Published January 15th 2020, 3:03 pm

Russian government resigns

It has been reported that the prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, along with his entire government has resigned today completely unexpectedly.

NEWS | Published January 13th 2020, 6:06 pm

Nominations closed: Labour’s runners and riders

At 14:30 this afternoon the Labour Party officially closed its its nominating process for both the leader and deputy leader of the party. Going forward to the next round there will be five candidates for the leadership and five for the deputy leadership.

NEWS | Published January 13th 2020, 11:11 am

Iranian protests see pressure increase on country’s leadership

This weekend saw a series of large demonstrations across the Islamic Republic of Iran after what the Iranian government finally admitted that it was responsible for the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, with the loss of all 176 passengers and crew.

NEWS | Published January 10th 2020, 11:11 am

Gardiner not standing, 24 hours after announcing he might

Shadow secretary of state for international trade Barry Gardiner (Brent North) confirmed this morning that he will not be putting his name forward to become the next leader of the Labour Party. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after he said he was considering entering the race.

NEWS | Published January 9th 2020, 4:04 pm

Barry Gardiner exploring Labour leadership bid

The shadow secretary of state for international trade Barry Gardiner (Brent North) has confirmed that he is seriously considering joining the race to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

NEWS | Published January 9th 2020, 2:02 pm

Duke and Duchess of Sussex step down as senior royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they are to step down from their positions as senior royals and furthermore, they will be spending more time in North America.

NEWS | Published January 8th 2020, 5:05 pm

UNISON backs Sir Keir’s leadership bid

UNISON, the largest trade union in the United Kingdom and an affiliate of the Labour Party, has today endorsed shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer (Holborn & St Pancras) to become the next leader of the party.

NEWS | Published January 8th 2020, 12:12 pm

Rebecca Long-Bailey enters the Labour leadership race

The shadow secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy Rebecca Long-Bailey (Salford & Eccles) has become the sixth candidate to enter the race for the leadership of the Labour Party.

NEWS | Published January 5th 2020, 4:04 pm

Elon Musk – Is Mars the limit?

Never a figure without some controversy following him – very often but not always originating with Twitter – Elon Musk has once again defied personal and business critics alike as Tesla enters the new decade on a high.

NEWS | Published January 4th 2020, 4:04 pm

Scott Morrison – from electoral winner to electoral liability?

The prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison has come under increasing criticism from politicians and members of the public alike as the country faces one of its most devastating bushfire seasons in recent history.

NEWS | Published January 3rd 2020, 4:04 pm

Jess Phillips – An unlikely leader for a moderate Labour Party?

With the beginning of a new year and with the return of parliament next Tuesday, the race for the leadership of the Labour Party and thus leader of the opposition, has started in earnest. Many within and without the party have placed the blame for losing the general election squarely with Jeremy Corbyn and his allies on the left of the parliamentary party, and as a result, many MPs and members have been seeking out a standard bearer from the more moderate wing of the party.


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