Jacinda Ardern Resigns as NZ Prime Minister

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 19 January 2023 > In the News

On 19 January, New Zealand’s Prime Minister announced that not only would she not seek re-election this year, she was resigning with effect on 7 February. On 19 January, New Zealand’s Prime Minister announced that not only would she not seek re-election this year, she was resigning with effect on 7 February. Ms Ardern said … Continue reading “Jacinda Ardern Resigns as NZ Prime Minister”

The Earthshot Prizes: Class of 2022

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 December 2022 > In the News

The British Royal Foundation is awarding five Earthshot prizes a year till 2030 for innovative ideas to help the planet. The 2022 winners were announced at a ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts, on 2 December hosted by Prince William. The winning projects are based in Australia, Britain, India, Kenya and Oman.  The first Earthshot Prizes were … Continue reading “The Earthshot Prizes: Class of 2022”

Words of the Year: Talking about 2022

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 December 2022 > In the News

Various dictionaries have been revealing their “words of the year”, including “permacrisis”, “goblin mode”, “gaslighting”, and “homer”. Not in your vocabulary yet? We’ll give you all the info you need on the words people are talking about and why. For the first time, Oxford Dictionaries asked the public to vote for it’s word of the … Continue reading “Words of the Year: Talking about 2022”

What’s at Stake in the U.S. Midterm Elections?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 25 October 2022 > In the News

The midterm elections will take place in the U.S. on 8 November. What are these elections held half-way through a presidential term, and what is at stake this year? The midterms are held two years into the 4-year presidential term. They can, and in fact often do, change the course of the Presidency. There are … Continue reading “What’s at Stake in the U.S. Midterm Elections?”

UK’s First British Asian Prime Minister

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 24 October 2022 > In the News

The British Conservative Party has announced that its new leader, will be Rishi Sunak, former Chancellor of the Exchequer. He will become Britain’s third Prime Minister in less than three months. Mr Sunak will succeed Liz Truss, whose Premiership lasted just 45 days, after she replaced Boris Johnson as Prime Minister on 5 September. Ms … Continue reading “UK’s First British Asian Prime Minister”

The End of an Era

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 September 2022 > In the News

On 8 September, the British Royal Family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96. Britain’s longest reigning monarch had been on the throne for 70 years, which had been marked this summer by Platinum Jubilee celebrations. She was immediately succeeded by her son Charles, who will be known as King … Continue reading “The End of an Era”

Bye-bye Boris

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 September 2022 > In the News

Boris Johnson learned who would replace him as British Prime Minister on 5 September:  Liz Truss. The change came after Mr Johnson admitted he had lost the faith of his own cabinet and MPs and the Conservative Party held a two-month long election to choose a new leader. It may seem surprising that Britain can … Continue reading “Bye-bye Boris”