Salmond Inquiry: Is there something rotten in the state of Scottish politics?

Salmond Inquiry: Is there something rotten in the state of Scottish politics?

IT is a frequent complaint of viewers that there is never anything gripping on mainstream televisio…
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280 | Can Boris Survive Brexit?

about the thinking and the reality behind the government’s Internal Market Bill. Then David, Helen and Chris Brooke explore the politics of success and …
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Pence Tells Harris To ‘Stop Playing Politics With People’s Lives,’ Distorting Harris’ Remarks On …

After Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) stated she’d take a vaccine if the medical community approved of it—not President Trump—Vice President Pence distorted her comments, accusing the California senator of “playing politics with peoples’ lives” and floating anti-vaccine conspiracy theories during the debate Wednesday.    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – OCTOBER 07: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence participates in the vice … [+] presidential debate at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The vice presidential candidates only meet once to debate before the general election on November 3. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) “If Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it,” Harris said of a vaccine, “But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it, I’m not taking it.” Pence responded by accusing the senator of “undermin[ing] public confidence in a vaccine,” calling it “unconscionable.” But the vice president had twisted Harris’ remarks—Harris said she would not take a vaccine if only Trump had promoted it, and not doctors such as Dr. Fauci. Harris’ comments echoed similar remarks she made last month, when she said she would not take the president’s “word” alone on a vaccine, because Trump has not been a “credible source of information.” Trump has repeatedly flouted questionable information about treatments and vaccines for Covid-19. For months, he promoted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment and told reporters earlier this summer he himself took the drug, even though the science was very mixed on its effectiveness after early studies. Following political pressure, the Food and Drug administration eventually approved emergency authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, but revoked its approval in June. During a press conference in April, Trump appeared to suggest coronavirus could be treated by injecting bleach into the body, though he has since said he was “kidding.” Just this week, following his Covid-19 diagnosis, Trump promoted an experimental drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals he took as a “cure,” even though scientists say it would only be a therapeutic. I cover national politics for Forbes. Previously, I’ve written for TIME, Newsweek, the New York Daily News and VICE News. I also launched my own startup, Newsreel, a I cover national politics for Forbes. Previously, I’ve written for TIME, Newsweek, the New York Daily News and VICE News. I also launched my own startup, Newsreel, a politics news platform for a young audience.
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