[smiths] politics sub-editors Alley and Shaun summarise last week’s major news stories in the fourth instalment of ‘Top 10 Stories of the Week.’
1. Back bench backlash after falsified EU arrest warrant vote.
MP’s from all parties have heavily criticised the government’s decision to withdraw the vote on the European arrest warrant. With the speaker of the house notably attacking the ‘contemptuous’ actions in this saga.
2. EU court rules in favour of discouraging ‘benefit tourism’.
UKIP supporters will rejoice as an EU court of Justice has ruled that member states can deny benefits to job-seeking EU migrants who move just for the benefits.
3. ‘Dapper laughs’ misogynistic career crumbling.
After several complaints and signatures reaching over 80,000 the ‘comedian’ dapper laughs has his tv show withdrawn for a second series, banned from Cardiff university and with his tour cancelled, its seems his career has stopped before its started.
4. Interesting Perspective on Ebola.
The New Yorker links the Ebola crisis to outbreaks of mob violence in affected countries. In other Ebola news – Morocco will not host 2015 Africa Cup of Nations over fear of Ebola.
5. ‘No cover up found’ in abuse review.
A new report from Peter Wanless the head of the NSPCC who lead the investigation into an alleged cover up of child abuse reported that no evidence to support such a conclusion was found. While much of the data was lost, he argued that there was no evidence of any systematic organised removal of articles relating to child abuse.
6. Tensions rise in the middle east?
President of Palestine, Abbas, has accused Hamas and Fatah of de-unifying the Palestinian state. He discourages the Israelis from engaging in a detrimental religious war. However, not all agree.
7. Remembrance Sunday Centenary
The UK marks the 100 year anniversary of world war one, this BBC article shows many of the ceremonies around the UK marking this momentous occasion.
8. Alibaba exceeds predictions in ‘Single’s Day’ online retail initiative.
Alibaba Chinese retail giant, pulled in $9.3bn in one day at the Single’s Day shopping event.
9. Ed Miliband facing calls to resign.
Due to declining popularity, Ed miliband faces fresh calls to resign from backbenchers and shadow ministers.
10. Violent protests in Mexico over the 43 students missing in Acapulco.
Scandal in Iguala regarding 43 missing, and some presumed dead, students provoked the people of Acapulco into violent action.
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