Opinion- Union boss Len McCluskey warns Corbyn critics and predicts 2019 election – Sky News


Here's an incredibly powerful article by the Guardian. It reports that the Unite chief believes there will be an immediate post-Brexit General Election if the PM fails to reach a deal with the EU.

 

Source: Union boss Len McCluskey warns Corbyn critics and predicts 2019 election

I never thought that I’d agree with Len McCluskey but for me, he’s spot-on.

People didn’t vote to crash out of the EU without a deal. May and the Conservative Party despite what they’re saying in public must recognize that Len McCluskey is right.

Perhaps May and her Brexit Ministers think their outfoxing their European partners by threatening to walk away from the EU? Is it a bluff or will the Conservatives cave  to stay in power? Perhaps, the fear-mongering is part of a soften-up up of both parliament & UK public to make them thankful of any deal that May can achieve?

Thoughts?

Opinion – UK race-disparity audit: Theresa May’s government has put Britain’s inequality on display — Quartz

This is an interesting read. Theresa May‘s government launches a website that offers a complex picture of life for different ethnicities.

Source: UK race-disparity audit: Theresa May’s government has put Britain’s inequality on display — Quartz

Personally, I found the data rather sterile. It needs a rolling commentary to highlight the major findings by theme/ethnicity.

The data is esentially descriptive and does not readily facilitate further analysis.

For meaningful analysis, access to the full data set is required, ideally showing key demographic details like:

Theresa May and David Cameron before her, have tried to provide greater data to facilitate policy decisions. Unfortunately, I fear that this latest data will do little to improve the underlying policies.

There’s a risk here of journalists dipping into the database and cherry-picking their data to embellish a headline.

Ethnicity is a complex subject and without expert commentary, and detailed data sets, it’s not clear how this initiative will help faciltate policy changes.

Thoughts?