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DM Weekly Digest 09/02/2024

Sunak declines to apologise for transgender jibe despite calls from Brianna Ghey's family

Mr Sunak has faced numerous calls to apologise for the comments he made at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday - but so far he and ministers have refused to do so. Read more here.

 

Guidance for Schools and Colleges: Gender Questioning Children

This online consultation is seeking views on the content of the guidance and whether it will help to support schools and colleges, teachers and leaders to make considered and lawful decisions in relation to children who are questioning their gender and the wider school and college community. Read more and participate here.

 

Elliot Colburn: MP tells PMQs about suicide attempt

Elliot Colburn, the Conservative MP for Carshalton and Wallington, said he wanted send a message to those considering taking their own life that "help is out there". The move drew praise from all sides of the House. Read more here.

 

Impostor Syndrome

Still with mental health, this series on BBC iPlayer sees figures from sport, politics and culture talking about how imposter syndrome has affected them. Watch here.

 

Warwickshire parents demand apology over councillors' SEND views

Three Tory councillors in Warwickshire are facing calls to apologise after footage of them making disparaging comments about children with special educational needs surfaced. Watch here.

 

Ambulance service: Female paramedics reveal 'toxic culture' of sexual assault and misogyny

Current and former paramedics have told Sky News that sexual harassment in the job is widespread. Professional body the College of Paramedics said there were problems in all of the UK's NHS trusts. Read more here.

 

History made as two gay men appointed to Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly

Northern Ireland is celebrating two historic firsts as Andrew Muir has been appointed the first out gay Minister in the Executive Committee and John Kenneth Blair has become the first gay Deputy Speaker in the Assembly. Read more here.

 

Fairness Foundation Report: Unequal Kingdom

This report is based on polling that the Fairness Foundation carried out with Opinium in early January into UK public attitudes to inequalities and their impacts. Find out more here.

 

How should Germany deal with its far-right problem – and could it ban the AfD?

After revelations of a secret meeting with neo-Nazis, huge anti-AfD protests have erupted across the country. But what would it mean to ban a party riding high in the polls? Read the debate here.

 
One Day: I rarely saw people like me in lead roles, says Ambika Mod

Mod, now 29, was born in Hatfield to Indian immigrant parents. Growing up, she says she didn't see many people from ethnic minority backgrounds taking on lead roles in western productions. Read more here.

 

 

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