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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (2 March) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: News homes unaffordable for 8 in 10 UK families, Peers defeat government Brexit Bill in bid to guarantee rights of EU nationals and Shameless cronyism.
News: News homes unaffordable for 8 in 10 families
The UK’s runaway housing market strikes again
Eight out of ten UK families cannot afford newly built houses, a new report has found. The UK’s housing market is one of the most dysfunctional in the developed world, and is dominated by financial speculation and under capacity.
Politics: Peers defeat government Brexit Bill in bid to guarantee rights of EU nationals
Ministers pledge to fight back
Once again it has fallen to the House of Lords to supply opposition to UK Government legislation. Peers delivered a blow to the Brexit Bill by voting by a majority to preserve the rights of EU migrants living in the UK. Ministers have promised to fight on for hard Brexit.
Sport: Scotland defeats New Zealand in Cyprus cup
Scotland 3 New Zealand 2
The Scottish national football team has defeated New Zealand in the Cyprus Cup. The team is preparing for the European Championships in Holland. It’s the first time Scotland have qualified for a major senior football tournament since France 1998.
Culture: World book day
What’s a book?
CommonSpace works its employees like wee Victorian children in a mill, so obviously I don’t read books anymore. But since it is world book day, what are you reading these days?
Weather: Sunny over large parts of Scotland
It will be sunny over large parts, of Scotland today with scattered showers in the west. Spring has finally arrived.
And another thing: Shameless cronyism
Here’s your last chance to read this lovely lad’s article
I don’t know who this guy is…but this article has been very popular. He’s a good writer, this Robert Somynne. Whoever that is.
Picture courtesy of Polyrus, Gareth Williams, UK Parliament, Håkan Dahlström, Pedro Ribeiro Simões, Armando G Alonso, DIUS Corporate
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