Former Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has been accused of making "misogynistic " comments about Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon.
A Brazilian comedy group have released a Netflix special Christmas film, a parody about gay Jesus bringing his boyfriend home to meet Mary and Joseph, and religious conservatives have reacted with great anger and furious vengeance.
AT 59 PAGES, the manifesto published by the Conservatives on November 24th is about half the length of the not so little red book launched by Labour a few days earlier. Its brevity is matched by the modesty of its proposals, which take a back seat to the overriding promise to get Brexit done a phrase that appears in the document more than 20 times.The manifesto proposes a small increase in spending on public services, particularly health (with more nurses and more doctors appointments) and law and order (with more police). Workers would get a tax break in the form of a slightly higher threshold for national insurance contributions, a payroll tax. The cancellation of a planned cut to corporation tax would help to pay for this. If a single Budget had contained all of these tax and spending proposals we would have been calling it modest, said Paul Johnson, head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a think tank. As a blueprint for five years in government the lack of significant policy action is remarkable.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, the Conservatives Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, Bloc Qu b cois Leader Yves Fran ois Blanchet and the Green Party s Elizabeth May have made climate change promises on a wide range of issues, such as the carbon tax, infrastructure and energy.READ MORE: Here s what Trudeau, Scheer, May and Singh have promised so far on climate change
PARIS (AP) Several thousand conservative activists of all ages marched through Paris on Sunday to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures.
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Elections can be complicated that way. And if solving climate change was easy, we #x27;d have done it by now.Climate policy has been at the forefront of a federal election just once before in 2008, when St phane Dion proposed a national carbon tax and Stephen Harper #x27;s Conservatives responded by claiming that such a policy would bring about economic ruin.
A landmark study that found there is no single "gay gene " is being used by anti gay conservatives to justify conversion therapy.
Whoopi Goldberg cautioned fellow entertainers Debra Messing and Eric McCormack of ;Will amp; Grace; against calling for a list of Hollywood conservatives during ;The View; on Tuesday. "Last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves, " Goldberg said, referencing the Hollywood blacklist of 1947. "This is not a good idea, OK? Your idea of who you don 't want to work with is your personal business. Do not encourage people to print out lists, because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you. "
The billionaire died this week at age 79 of causes yet unknown. While he certainly enjoyed the fruits of his labors to deregulate U.S. industry and reduce taxes on the super wealthy like himself, he will never have to experience the consequences of his biggest achievement: putting the entire planet on the brink of crisis in the service of enriching himself and a few other fossil fuel billionaires. And we, the people and future generations who are going to live with the fallout, will never see him or the small cadre of wealthy conservatives who funded decades of climate denial face any form of justice.
The draft order, a summary of which was obtained by CNN, calls for the FCC to develop new regulations clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to remove or suppress content on their platforms. Although still in its early stages and subject to change, the Trump administration;s draft order also calls for the Federal Trade Commission to take those new policies into account when it investigates or files lawsuits against misbehaving companies.If put into effect, the order would reflect a significant escalation by President Trump in his frequent attacks against social media companies over an alleged but unproven systemic bias against conservatives by technology platforms. And it could lead to a significant reinterpretation of a law that, its authors have insisted, was meant to give tech companies broad freedom to handle content as they see fit.
Share Share Conservatives pretending to be suppressed by social media dominated social media tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Major social media companies might have skipped out on Donald Trump s social media summit, but it did just fine on social media. Jabin Botsford The Washington Post via Getty Images This story is part of a group of stories called Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing and changing us.
Trump s White House is this week hosting what it calls a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today;s online environment. But according to a new report from CNN, neither Facebook nor Twitter qualify as digital leaders, as neither platform has received an invite.The White House hasn t released an invite list for the event nor is it commenting on this latest report. Those sites will almost certainly be in the crosshairs, however, as Trump and fellow conservatives discuss their perceived biases. The president recently accused some of fighting him in a recent interview with Fox News Tucker Carlson, stating that what they re doing is wrong and possibly illegal.
After Nolan Brewer pleaded guilty to charges in connection with painting swastikas on an Indiana synagogue and setting the yard ablaze, his attorney argued in court documents that the 21 year old man did not deserve prison time.He had been influenced heavily by his wife, Kyomi Brewer, his attorney wrote in a sentencing memo filed last week, and putting Nolan Brewer in prison would further stoke the prejudiced beliefs that had inspired the couple to commit those acts.
But, not everyone was happy, as some conservatives expressed outrage over the storyline. For instance, Alabama Public Television refused to broadcast the gay wedding episode.But despite some pushback, the gay wedding episode was met with mostly celebration. And now a meme?