his week was the last week of interviews that myself and my co-presenter El, have carried out during the local election season. Also this week, we talked about news surrounding the upcoming snap election and France's upcoming election too.
If you're still unsure who to vote for in the Newport local elections, check out the playlist below where you can listen to a number of interviews with Newport candidates:
As Labour fight an important battle against the Conservative, they need to pull some tricks out of the bag. They're already doing this by promising to increase pay for NHS staff. They promise to scrap the 1% pay cap, reverse the bursaries and put into place tougher rules on safe staffing levels.
Labour has also promised a softer Brexit if they get into power. They said they'll do this by scrapping the Brexit white paper and replace it with new negotiating priorities, with the emphasis of on keeping the benefits of the single market.
Q) Will these promises save Labour in the upcoming snap election?
Q) What do Labour need to do to win the majority in the upcoming election?
Source: The Guardian
Two candidate are now going head to head to become the next French President. Those two candidates are Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. To simplify things, I've got a short bio that explains what both candidates are all about.
Le Pen is much like Trump. She's wants to protect the economy, opposes the EU, is suspicious of Muslims, supports limiting immigration to 10,000 people a year and doesn't hide her hate for multiculturalism.
Macron wants to remake the 'failed' and 'vacuous' French political system, relax labour laws, cut business taxes, reform unemployment system, encourage social mobility, cut public spending, shrink public sector, reduce number of MPs and hire 10,000 more police officers.
Q) Who do you think will win?
Q) What do you think needs to be done to reduce the current terrorism in France?
Source: The Guardian
Facebook is testing out a new version of related article. Instead of showing article that have similar key words, it'll suggest articles that have been fact-checked by third-parties.
Q) Will this stop fake news?
Q) Is it the responsibility of Facebook or the individual not to fall for fake news?
Q) If you were in charge of Facebook, what would you do to tackle fake news?
Source: The Verge