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Posts by Louisa Bebb

The War on Plastic

The Prime Minister Theresa May declared a ‘war on plastic’ last week as she revealed her 25 year environmental plan. She has committed to eliminating all avoidable plastic waste by the year 2042, stating that she wishes to “make ours the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we found …Read More

General Election 2017: The Burn Analysis

In the two weeks since GE17, the UK’s General Election on the 8th of June 2017, the political reverberations resonating from it have not abated in significance, and will remain crucial to the future of this country. Here, Burn’s analysts give you their take on how each of the top four parties fared; after reputations rose defiantly, …Read More

General Election 2017: Liberal Democrats Manifesto At-A-Glance

The Liberal Democrat’s General Election Manifesto was officially launched on Wednesday, a document that urges the voter to change the face of British politics by changing the opposition. Arguably the most significant pledge included in the manifesto is the second EU referendum that will be offered to voters at the end of the two years …Read More

Conservative Candidate Andy Street is West Midlands Mayor

Conservative candidate and former John Lewis boss Andy Street has been elected as the metro Mayor for the West Midlands, it was announced last Friday. The result follows the local elections held on Thursday 4th May, which were the first of their kind since 1981. The vote followed calls for devolution of power from Westminster …Read More

Budget to include £320 million for new free schools

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has announced extra funding for new free schools as part of Wednesday’s Budget. A £320 million payment will be announced and will be used to set up about 110 new free schools. This will take the total number of proposed free schools in England to 500 by 2020. …Read More