This is the most dangerous time for our planet

Stephen Hawking We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town,…

Not in our bread

Campaigning to rid wheat of toxic chemicals With tests showing that nearly a third of the UK’s bread can contain weed killer, Soil Association campaigner Natasha Collins-Daniel explains why the charity is calling for a ban on the use of glyphosate.   Spraying a probable carcinogen on food crops to kill them so they can be…

Twenty MPs declare more than £100,000 from second jobs

Former ministers among those saying that they received combined £7.1m in income from outside parliament MPs, including former coalition ministers who have since returned to the backbenches, have declared more than £7.1m earnings from second jobs and outside interests, according to parliamentary records. An analysis by the Guardian shows that 26 MPs declared more earnings…

MPs may be told to curb lucrative second jobs in new code of conduct

Proposed changes could require MPs to drop jobs lobbying for outside interests and impose ceiling on additional work MPs will be asked to restrict the hours they dedicate to lucrative second jobs and drop any work involving lobbying lawmakers or civil servants, according to a proposed new code of conduct. Outside work will be scrutinised…

Biblioteche e libri, gli spot di Franceschini (che non conosce i numeri)

“Un’iniziativa splendida che fa conoscere un patrimonio di conoscenza, memoria e tesori inestimabili, trattato troppo male per troppo tempo. Il ministero dal 2000 al 2013 ha avuto una stagione molto dura di taglio”. Ora invece “abbiamo iniziato un’inversione di tendenza, sui diversi settori della cultura abbiamo investito un 35% in più e abbiamo deciso di…

Ovetti Kinder: un’altra tegola

La multinazionale di Alba apre un’inchiesta in Romania: ecco i dettagli. La #ferrero SpA, multinazionale tutta italiana di Alba, leader nella produzione di merendine è alle prese con una delicata questione di sfruttamento del lavoro minorile in #romania. Dopo che gli Stati Uniti hanno vietato la vendita del dolcetto più amato dei bambini italiani sul…