Tasers feature strongly in Lecture 16 of my latest online course

“The government is to spend £10m on arming more officers with electric stun guns, despite police chiefs and human rights groups voicing strong concerns about the impact the weapons have on trust in the police.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/27/police-in-england-and-wales-to-be-given-more-tasers-in-10m-rollout

Who makes these crazy decisions?

Your input counts (consultation)

A reminder… The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing seeks information in response to its call for evidence.

See the link below.

Responses are due by 27 September. That’s three days from now.

Information submitted to the Commission will inform its deliberations as it develops a framework identifying scientific, medical, and ethical requirements to consider as part of a potential pathway from research to clinical use — if society concludes that heritable human genome editing applications are acceptable. The Commission’s report is expected to be released in 2020. Several question in the call invite broad input, while others are more technical in nature. You are encouraged to address those questions most relevant to your particular area(s) of expertise. When appropriate, providing citations and/or links to evidence in support of your responses is greatly appreciated.

https://forms.royalsociety.org/s/4X3D5/

42% of EU citizens in UK who apply to stay now not deemed “settled”

This includes for example a chef who has been in the UK for over 20 years.

Still believe that weren’t lying in 2016 when politicians said that nothing would change for EU citizens in the UK, that we would all automatically be granted “settled” status and be permitted to stay and continue with our lives? No fuss whatsoever?

Still believe that the application process is a mere registration process and is straightforward and simple, easypeasy?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/30/eu-citizens-uk-settled-status-alarm