Student Blog 7

And we’re back. 6 weeks after the promised return and close to the end of the school year yet delayed only out of respect for those affected by the cowardly atrocities committed in London and Manchester and those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire.

And on that poignant and sombre note, to the news. 

News Stories of the Last Few Weeks:
Trump dominates most of the news. He pulls out the Paris Climate Agreement, citing that he does not represent the people of Paris but the coal miners of Pittsburgh.
News outlets are seen as corrupt as the Russian scandal goes on to become one of television’s longest dramas set in the White House, coming fourth to ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The West Wing’.
Trump’s wife, Melania, finally moves into the White House in his last 3 months of office (impeachment, anyone?).

Election fever was rife on June 8th when Theresa May, a Prime Minster most likely to become obscure in a couple of months, lost the Conservative Party’s majority in the country and the country was left in the state of a hung Parliament, which is when no parties hold a majority. The precarious situation has left the Prime Minister having to rely on the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) of Northern Ireland to fill the remaining 8 places that the Conservative Party needs for an overall majority (326 needed).

News Story of the Present Week:

Emmanuel Macron, the French Prime Minster and runner-up of ‘World Best in Politics’ (second only to Justin Trudeau of Canada), has won an overall majority in France’s National Assembly.

Macron’s party, La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem (Mouvement Démocrate) allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.

Which IS a majority, if any Conservatives are reading, and means that Macron does not have to ally himself with a political party with a shady past.

And so to the 2017 Hall of Fame, to which A FEW new inductees are going to enter.

Firstly, Ariana Grande for her selfless acts of kindness in response to the Manchester Attack at her concert.

Next, Emmanuel Macron for his response to Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord and his promises for clean energy.

And finally, Jeremy Corbyn for Labour’s gain of 30 seats in the General Election and his responses to the atrocities that have unfortunately happened during the past weeks and Sadiq Khan for his response to the atrocities mentioned above and his compassion towards all members of his community in his role as Mayor of London.

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