Greenwich Council to re-open talks with Lee Rigby’s family over a memorial for the young soldier. It comes soon after the throwing-out of an appeal by the killers to have their sentences reduced. Fusilier Rigby was hacked to death near Woolwich Barracks 22 May 2013. At the time of his death thousands paid tribute. ynuk.tv was there
Parliament has voted Yes to air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq. The Yes vote totalled 524, No vote 43 – majority 481. Parliament was recalled following a request for help from the Iraqi government.. August 2013 the Syria vote in Parliament humiliated David Cameron as MPs vetoed military intervention. Many in community agreed.
Labour would replace House of Lords with an elected Senate should they win the next election. There are close to 800 peers in the Lords. Is this too many? Its been said by some the whole system of becoming a peer should be reviewed. Catch our poll, it is interesting where people are placing their vote!
Head teachers want to scrap 6 week summer break in favour of having hols spread across year. Michael Gove aims to have pupils in England spend more hours in school with shorter holidays. He argues kids would learn better. But Headteachers’ union disagrees with Goves plan. What’s your view? Let us know Vote!
Final day! This National Competition, #SpeakOut, is first of its kind inviting young women to write an essay that will set a challenge to the Government to improve lives for women. Sponsored by the National Council of Women, the winning essay will be handed to the UK govt urging action. Entries close July 12. Winner will go to the UN in New York