Yanan Wang, Associated Press Updated 11:52 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 THousands of protesters gather outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hundreds of protesters have blocked access to Hong Kong's legislature and government headquarters in a bid to block debate on a highly controversial extradition bill that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial. less THousands of protesters gather outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hundreds of protesters have blocked access to Hong Kong's legislature and government headquarters in a bid ... more Photo: Vincent Yu, AP Photo: Vincent Yu, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 THousands of protesters gather outside the Legislative Council in Hong … [Read more...] about Q&A: Why bill proposed in Hong Kong set off huge protests
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Yanan Wang, Associated Press Updated 5:07 am PDT, Monday, June 10, 2019 Hong Kong police officers hold down a protester at a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2019. The extradition law has aroused concerns that this legislation would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, including mainland China, where a fair trial might not be guaranteed. less Hong Kong police officers hold down a protester at a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2019. The ... more Photo: Kin CHeung, AP … [Read more...] about Q&A: Why hundreds of thousands protested in Hong Kong
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police inside Ecuador's embassy in London. The 47-year-old Australian was ejected on April 11, 2019 - here's what you need to know. Who is Julian Assange? The 47-year-old is an Australian native who spearheaded the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks to expose the inner workings of governments, military and trade deals around the world. Assange is a hacker, freedom of information advocate and considers himself a political refugee. He was born in Queensland in 1971 and attended the city's Central university where he studied programming, mathematics and physics. Assange has a software designer son called Daniel with ex-wife Teresa. Why was Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy? Assange was visiting Sweden in August 2010 to speak at a conference when he met two women and had sex with them. They accused him of rape and molestation and Assange was questioned but never charged over the claims. He was initially told he could leave the … [Read more...] about Why was Julian Assange arrested, will he go to prison and did the WikiLeaks have a panic button at the Ecuador Embassy?
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0 Have your say Nowadays, barely an advice surgery of mine goes by without someone asking for help with their personal independence payment (PIP). PIP has replaced the old disability living allowance and as a result many people are going through new assessments.Mainly, people come about decisions to refuse them PIP or to pay it at a lower rate, but I often hear people also say that the process seemed more concerned about ticking boxes than considering their needs as the person who was being assessed.The initial step in appealing against a decision is to ask the DWP to reconsider – known as mandatory reconsideration – and the final step is to ask for your case to go to an independent tribunal. The tribunal is there to sort out mistakes, but the sheer number of appeals now being won is proof that the assessment system itself is seriously flawed.Nationally, in the first three months of this year, an extraordinary 71 per cent of appeals were successful. … [Read more...] about Life in Politics column by Hilary Benn MP: PIP assessment system ‘seriously flawed’