Fall of the Red Wall: Why Did Labour Lose So Badly? (InsideOver)

(Excerpt) David Cameron – the British Conservative party prime minister who triggered the EU referendum – was buoyant following the release of the results of last week’s election. He told reporters that the Conservatives had proven they had the ‘people’s trust’. However, Conservatives might be wrong to celebrate this latest result as a victory: instead, … Continue reading Fall of the Red Wall: Why Did Labour Lose So Badly? (InsideOver)

Nigel Farage Subverts British Politics (Again) (InsideOver)

(Excerpt) “In a sense we now have a Leave alliance, it’s just that we’ve done it unilaterally,” Farage remarked, somewhat cheekily, having promised that his own party members would stand down in those constituencies where the Conservatives were favoured to win, based on the last national election. Farage and his Brexit Party hope that this … Continue reading Nigel Farage Subverts British Politics (Again) (InsideOver)

Stateless: Puerto Rico’s Status Today (InsideOver)

Excerpt: Puerto Rico has struggled to be recognised by the United States for over one hundred years. Now, deep in debt due to an on-going financial crisis and still reeling from a devastating hurricane in 2017, the country is in its worse shape in recent history. An explosive protest movement has forced the resignation of its governor … Continue reading Stateless: Puerto Rico’s Status Today (InsideOver)

The Controversy Around Ursula Von Der Leyen (InsideOver)

Excerpt: While announcing the nominations for top jobs in the EU government, president of the European Council Donald Tusk lead with the unanimity of the vote, and the fact they chose two women and two men. ‘A perfect balance,’ he said. ‘I’m really happy about it. After all, Europe is a woman.’ Ursula von der Leyen, the … Continue reading The Controversy Around Ursula Von Der Leyen (InsideOver)

Kurz Support Unshaken Following Ibiza and Shredding Scandals (InsideOver)

(Excerpt) After the collapse of the Austrian coalition government following a scandal in May (dubbed ‘Ibiza-gate’), things looked remarkably positive for the country’s left-wing. Now that campaigning is underway, however, the outlook is less rosy: the leader of the Social Democratic (SPÖ) party is struggling with image issues and sniping from within, while the majority … Continue reading Kurz Support Unshaken Following Ibiza and Shredding Scandals (InsideOver)

Noises determine how large people think they are and could combat body dysmorphia, study finds (Daily Mail)

Excerpt: Noises determine how large people think they are and could combat body dysmorphia, new research suggests. Study participants were asked to drop a ball from their height and notice the sound when it hit the floor. Researchers masked this noise and played a sound that suggested the ball hit the ground sooner or later … Continue reading Noises determine how large people think they are and could combat body dysmorphia, study finds (Daily Mail)