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British democracy in hot water

The Houses of Parliament in London. The government is seeking to stop its members influencing the course of Brexit by suspending it for a crucial period.<br>Photo: Richie Chan / Shutterstock.com

EDITORIAL | The decision by the British government to suspend parliament in order to prevent it from exercising any meaningful influence on the Brexit process at a crucial time is profoundly anti-democratic. [more]


Every cloud has a silver lining – the future of Steiner Schools in England

Fri, 21 Jun 2019

ANALYSIS | Many Steiner schools in England have come in for serious criticism of their practices in recent inspections by the schools inspectorate Ofsted. Sylvie Sklan explains the issues. [more]

NGOs seek to stop the expansion of open net salmon farms in Iceland

Fri, 21 Jun 2019

An alliance of NGOs is seeking to stop the expansion of open net salmon farms in the fjords of Iceland which threaten the survival of wild salmon. A petition calling for a ban has so far raised over 137,400 signatures. [more]

Charitable status of not-for-profits under threat in Germany

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

The German federal finance court has deprived the campaigning organisation Attac of its charitable status. The ruling, which could affect the tax status of other NGOs, has been widely criticised. [more]

Between a dash and a hyphen. How a misplaced mark can cause a whole lot of trouble …

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

ESSAY | Keeping a soft border on the island of Ireland has been one of the most intractable issues in the Brexit process. Matthew Barton learned the hard way how easily old wounds can be opened up again. [more]