Britain Goes to the Polls

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 June 2017 > In the News

The exception seems to be becoming the rule in Britain, where the latest election campaign, just like the last general election and the EU referendum, has not gone the way anyone expected. Britons go to the polls today for the election Theresa May announced on 18 April, and which the Conservatives were expected to win … Continue reading “Britain Goes to the Polls”

Yes he can!: why President Macron made his speech in English

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 June 2017 > In the News

On Thursday 1 June, from The White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. He described the move as a reassertion of American sovereignty and said: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris”. Mr Trump criticized the climate accord as … Continue reading “Yes he can!: why President Macron made his speech in English”

Music Against Terror

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 01 June 2017 > In the News

A very special concert will place in Manchester on Sunday 4 June. After the tragic terrorist attack on  crowds leaving her concert on 22 May, U.S. singer Ariana Grande is returning to the city to play a benefit concert for the victims and their families. An all-star cast of musicians is joining her. Proceeds of … Continue reading “Music Against Terror”

Young Voters

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 May 2017 > In the News

You might think young British voters would be getting jaded after two general elections and a referendum in two years. But on the contrary, young people are signing up to vote in record numbers. There has been a surge of voters registering to vote since the surprise announcement of the general election. Between Mrs May’s … Continue reading “Young Voters”

Make It Fifty Fifty

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 May 2017 > In the News

Fifty-Fifty Day on 10 May is a global event encouraging discussion about a gender-balanced world. What would our lives be like if both genders participated equally in all aspects of it? A free film and discussion guide and online Q&A session aim to spark a conversation. Award-winning documentary maker Tiffany Shlain explains that she was … Continue reading “Make It Fifty Fifty”

Digital Girl of the Year

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 24 May 2017 > In the News

Cerys Lock, 14, loves computer coding, and in fact everything about computers. She was recently awarded the European Digital Girl Award and hopes it will help her encourage other teenagers, and particularly girls, to take up coding, and consider a career in computing. Cerys is from Stafford, England, where she is currently studying for her … Continue reading “Digital Girl of the Year”

May the 4th Be With You!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 03 May 2017 > In the News

May 4 is international “Star Wars” Day in honour of the pun on this date: “May the fourth be with you.”
  In the movies the phrase “May the Force be with you” is used to wish an individual good luck and good favour with The Force. Since it began in 1977, Star Wars, an epic space … Continue reading “May the 4th Be With You!”

Theresa May Calls for a Snap Election

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 18 April 2017 > In the News

The British government, led by Theresa May, has called a general election on 8 June, reversing the promises the Conservatives have made since the Brexit referendum vote on 23 June 2016. Although the Conservative government had called the Brexit referendum, its Prime Minister and many of its ministers campaigned leaving the E.U. When the “leave” … Continue reading “Theresa May Calls for a Snap Election”

Money for Nothing?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 May 2017 > In the News

Give 20,000 schoolchildren £10 each and ask them to start a mini-business. It sounds ambitious, but the Tenner Challenge is a big success with British pupils and teachers. The competition is open to 11-19-year-old secondary-school pupils, alone or in teams, in two age categories. The basic format is simple and hasn’t really changed since the … Continue reading “Money for Nothing?”