Brexit Update

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 December 2016 > In the News

Britain voted to leave the European Union in the 23 June referendum. Prime Minister Theresa May has said repeatedly that the government will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, to start the negotiation process to leave, by the end of March. But a legal appeal in front of the Supreme Court could hold up … Continue reading “Brexit Update”

High-School Science Heroes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 December 2016 > In the News

When they see injustice in the world, some teenagers take to the streets, or social media to demonstrate. And some take to the science lab. A group of high-school students in Australia have just synthesised an essential medical drug that is at the centre of a pharmaceutical pricing scandal in the U.S.A. In September 2015, … Continue reading “High-School Science Heroes”

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 25 November 2016 > In the News

Seventy-five years ago, just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes launched a surprise attack on the American naval base of Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. It was the signal for America to join World War II. Unexpected Attack The raid came with no warning and no declaration of war. … Continue reading “The Attack on Pearl Harbor”

President Trump

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 09 November 2016 > In the News

Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America as part of a Republican landslide that sees the party keep its majority in both Houses of Congress. It has been an election campaign full of surprises. In the run-up to the primaries last autumn, no one seriously expected Donald … Continue reading “President Trump”

Who won the third presidential debate?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 21 October 2016 > In the News

Who won the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? According to YouGov’s post-debate poll, which interviewed 1503 registered voters who watched the debate, Hillary Clinton won the debate against Donald Trump by 49% to 39%. The candidates clashed repeatedly over their radically different vision for the future of U.S.A.: Supreme Court justices … Continue reading “Who won the third presidential debate?”

Election Money Machine

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 14 October 2016 > In the News

How much does it cost to fund a presidential election campaign, and how do the candidates raise the money? We look at the thorny issue of election finance. There is a long history of politics and money. Back in 1757, “founding father” George Washington won an election to the Virginia State parliament after throwing a … Continue reading “Election Money Machine”