Boris Johnson: UK must not return to status quo after Covid-19 pandemic Boris Johnson has said the UK must not return to the status quo after the coronavirus pandemic, promising a transformation akin to the “new Jerusalem” the postwar cabinet pledged in 1945. The prime minister also mounted a robust defence of the private sector, saying “free enterprise” must lead the recovery and that that he intended to significantly roll back the extraordinary state intervention the crisis had necessitated. In a markedly upbeat speech, Johnson said the UK was and would be “the greatest place on Earth”, and that it was “the measure of the greatness of this country that we are simply not going to let [the pandemic] hold us back or slow us down”. Speaking at the Conservative party’s virtual conference, the prime minister said the “ructions” caused by the pandemic would lead to a transformation of the UK by 2030, with mass home ownership, electric vehicles, better broadband and blue passports. “After all we have been through, it is not enough just to go back to before.
Introduction of United States presidential election, 2016 (Wikipedia) The 2016 election for President of the United States will take place on Tuesday, November 8. Voters will elect the next President and the next Vice President of the United States. Background[change | change source] English Reading Practice – Australia Australia Australia is a country in the south Pacific Ocean. It is also one of the seven continents of the world. A "continent" is a very large piece of land. Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit Voting! What's It All About? Students explore a variety of sources for information about voting. They evaluate the information to determine if it is fact or opinion, and then create a graffiti wall about voting. Grades 4 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Kids News explainer: US presidential election This year’s presidential election is one of the most watched in US election history – regardless of whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden is the winner. Here’s a guide to what will and could happen. WHEN IS THE ELECTION? The US presidential election is held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. This year’s election is held on Tuesday, November 3 US time (Wednesday November 4 AEDT*).
Diana Rigg, Avengers and Game of Thrones star, dies aged 82 The actor Diana Rigg, known for her roles on stage and in film and television – including The Avengers and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – has died at the age of 82. Rigg, who rose to prominence in the 1960s through her starring role as Emma Peel in The Avengers alongside Patrick Macnee, enjoyed a long and varied career, playing Lady Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones, a show she admitted in 2019 that she had never watched. She also played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, or Tracy Bond, James Bond’s first and only wife to date, in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Confirming her death, her agent said that Rigg had died “peacefully” on Thursday morning, adding that she had been “at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time”. The pair appeared together in the Doctor Who episode The Crimson Horror in 2013.
Election Issues Of 2016: Education College affordability, the Common Core and teacher evaluations are shaping up to be major issues in the 2016 presidential election. Election Issues Of 2016: Education. (Video via U.S. Department of Education) College affordability is shaping up to be a major campaign issue, and it’s not hard to see why. Approximately 40 million Americans are saddled with a collective $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Educators This election has been unlike any in modern history. According to a survey of educators by Teaching Tolerance, the campaign’s contentious tone has spilled over into classrooms. Presidential elections are exciting for students and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate a range of issues in the classroom. But this year, that excitement is more likely to turn into conflict. Setting ground rules and promoting civility in debates can help students avoid conflicts and encourage fruitful debates. How?
America's flawed democracy: the five key areas where it is failing On 7 November the United States pulled back from the brink of re-electing a president who has repeatedly shown disdain for democratic norms and institutions. Donald Trump has fused his own business interests with the White House, dubbed the media “enemies of the people”, embraced foreign strongmen, sidelined science and politicized the justice department, falsely cast doubt on the electoral process and is currently distinguishing himself as the first sitting president since 1800 to frustrate a peaceful transition of power. But as great escapes go, this one came bone-rattlingly close to collapsing. More people voted for Trump in the 2020 election – some 71 million Americans – than for any other presidential candidate in US history, other than Joe Biden himself. It took gargantuan determination to unseat him, with historically high turnout and black voters leading the way.