Keir Starmer ahead by four points on who would be better prime minister, as underlying figures suggest government failings in pandemic to blame for reversal
Peter TatchellLabour takes poll lead as parties see major switch in fortunes. Hurrah! Keir Starmer ahead by four points on who would be better prime minister. Bravo! Tory government failings in pandemic to blame for reversal
The Indiana conservative would replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as a secretive Catholic group, of which Barrett is a member, steps into the spotlight
Peter TatchellDANGER! Trump set to pick Amy Coney Barrett for supreme court, stoking fears of a roll back on environmental protections, abortion, gun control, medical insurance, voting rights, LGBT equality & immigration & refugee policy. A scary lurch to the right
57 countries - including Saudi Arabia and Poland - signed on to the U.S.'s "premise that too many people, particularly LGBTQ people and women, are asserting their rights...
Peter TatchellTrump pushes anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” at UN. 57 countries, including Saudi Arabia & Poland, supported US premise that "too many people, particularly LGBTQ people & women, are asserting their rights." Sickening defence of homophobia & sexism
Huge armada moves from Galápagos Islands towards Peru as China hits back after US embassy in Lima warned of danger of overfishing
Peter TatchellVast armada of 300+ Chinese fishing vessels plundered ocean around #Galápagos Islands. Now headed towards #Peru’s territorial waters. Overfishing is causing longterm ecological damage & reducing fish stocks for local fishers = Chinese economic imperialism
Researchers say device can generate sustainable power from gentle breeze
Peter Tatchell'Tiny wind turbine' can collect energy from a walker's swinging arm. Researchers say device can generate sustainable power from any gentle breeze. A solution for areas off the electricity grid & an alternative to reliance on climate-destroying fossil fuels
Even some conservatives fear a power grab might trigger the disintegration of the US. It’s happened to superpowers before, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland
Peter TatchellTrump's plot against democracy could break America apart says Jonathan @Freedland. Liberal states could push to secede from the union if the election is rigged & Trump's new Supreme Court repeals abortion, LGBT+ rights, race equality & worker's protection
Law Commission, which recommends legal changes, calls for sex or gender to be protected trait
Peter TatchellMisogyny should be made a hate crime says Law Commission. I agree. Race, religion, trans identity, sexual orientation & disability are already covered by current hate crime legislation. It's outrageous that anti-women crimes are not. End this inequality!
Government says bill is not a ‘licence to kill’ but critics call for limits on agents’ activities
Peter TatchellUK set to introduce bill allowing MI5 secret agents to break the law. Campaigners want an explicit ban on MI5 using murder & torture. This comes after govt admitted that its latest Brexit plans are contrary to international law. Tories = law breakers!
LGBT+ Conservatives expressed their dismay as the 'modest tweaks' to the GRA that 'fall short' of party's commitment to equality.
Peter TatchellEvery major UK political party agrees the government is failing trans people by dropping GRA reform. Even LGBT+ Conservatives, the official wing of Britain’s ruling party, have expressed their dismay
Churchill’s home Chartwell and Lundy island listed in report highlighting owners’ links to British empire and slavery
Peter Tatchell.@nationaltrust reassesses colonial history of its properties. Churchill’s home Chartwell & Lundy island listed in report highlighting owners’ links to British empire & slavery. NT should display information about the properties' links to past injustices