• Professor Charlie Jeffery: Vice-Chancellor’s inaugural speech (October 2019)
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    Professor Charlie Jeffery: Vice-Chancellor’s inaugural speech (October 2019)

    Thank you very much indeed, Denise. Good afternoon. My name is Charlie Jeffery and it is an honour to be here as the seventh Vice Chancellor of the University of York. Before anything else I should thank the other six and all those who worked with them to establish and develop this extraordinary University – including Koen Lamberts, my immediate predecessor and Ron Cooke who I am delighted is in the audience this afternoon. And I want to welcome all of you here today – colleagues, student representatives, friends from our alumni and supporters, and partners in the city including of course, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Janet Looker. It’s a…

  • Guardian Borrows First Amendment Protection from New York Times to Report on NSA
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    Guardian Borrows First Amendment Protection from New York Times to Report on NSA

    really offsets Edward snowed in had contacted Glenn Greenwald to get him the NSA documents and when Glenn Greenwald configure our or didn’t want to bother with going to this whole encryption process for something that might have not have been even legitimate he contacted lar Porteous and low point yes got to Glenn Greenwald and really claim the two of them work together and they were convinced at that point that aristotle was the real deal and the Guardian got this story the Guardian is a uk-based newspaper but they have many different I’m you know offices or bureaus throughout the year the world and the new york Guardian…

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    Michael Gove does not rule out ignoring legislation to stop no-deal Brexit

    See what the legislation says, You’re asking me about a pig in a poke and I will wait to see what legislation the opposition may try to bring forward but we know what – We’re in new constitutional times, but for a government to say ‘we won’t abide by legislation’ is impossible, surely? Well, we will see what the legislation says when it is put forward. For me, the most important thing is to bear in mind, actually, you already have legislation in place, which an overwhelming majority of MPs voted for.

  • Queen approves UK PM’s request to suspend parliament as ‘no deal’ Brexit looms
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    Queen approves UK PM’s request to suspend parliament as ‘no deal’ Brexit looms

    now brexit is back in the headlines in a big way British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the suspension of UK Parliament and it’s going to run all the way through to October 14th and that’s just over two weeks before Britain is set to leave the European Union and sharply raises the possibility of a No Deal brexit for more news and other news from around the world let’s turn to our kim dummy so Tommy tell us more right mark Johnson said Wednesday he would schedule the Queen’s a speech for October 14 to launch new legislation during a televised interview he insisted the decision was made…

  • Historical Context of the Human Rights Act 1998
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    Historical Context of the Human Rights Act 1998

    not until the aftermath of World War Two and its atrocities did issues concerning civil liberties and human rights once more gained worldwide attention at that point there was political resolve and popular support to have stronger monitoring and enforcement of minimum international standards of human rights. The United Nations was formed in 1948 and one of its first acts was the adoption the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it established a fundamental set of standards for countries to follow, however the declaration was limited in the individuals could not enforce these rights against governments at the same time as the United Nations declaration was being written there was a…

  • ENGLISH SPEECH | BORIS JOHNSON: First Speech as Prime Minister (English Subtitles)
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    ENGLISH SPEECH | BORIS JOHNSON: First Speech as Prime Minister (English Subtitles)

    Good afternoon. I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen who has invited me to form a government and I have accepted. I pay tribute to the fortitude and patience of my predecessor and her deep sense of public service. But in spite of all her efforts, it has become clear that there are pessimists at home and abroad who think that after three years of indecision that this country has become a prisoner to the old arguments of 2016 and that in this home of democracy we are incapable of honouring a basic democratic mandate. And so I am standing before you today to tell you, the…

  • How Federalism Saved Us From Wall Street
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    How Federalism Saved Us From Wall Street

    Our federal system sometimes gets bad press from the Electoral College to the way healthcare functions there are frequent calls to revise and even scrap the system’s that divide power between the national government and the individual state governments Washington DC is always ready take on new powers. We often hear about positive developments new national powers led to. What we don’t often hear about is all the trouble that our federalized system has saved us from today would like to tell one of those stories. You all know about the evils of our current financial system of too big to fail banks. The roots of that system go much…

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    UK Government for Dummies… and Americans

    The UK held an election this last Thursday, but it wasn’t a regularly scheduled election, it was a snap election, as sort of a way to say “Okay for real though, Brexit, for real this time.” If you’ve heard anything about the results, you know that it ended up being fairly controversial and anything but a landslide. After a few requests yesterday, I put my topic this weekend to a vote on twitter. This is why you should follow me on there. As you can see, UK Politics only earned 43% of the vote, so just like the Tories, it wins. Wait what? Not all democracies work the same way,…