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The Weekly Global Roundup: Theresa May’s Brexit Woes (December 11 to 16, 2017)

Having resolved the stumbling block over the border of Ireland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Theresa May looked set to advance Brexit talks with the European Union (EU). After all, despite leaving discussions on the toughest issues for a later date and facing backlash from hardliners at home for making compromises, the EU and the UK did reach an agreement on the terms of the divorce, with talks moving on to trade. Unfortunately for Mrs May, her lawmakers voted 309 to 305 to guarantee parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal before the end of negotiations, which means they could veto the withdrawal treaty if they do not agree with the terms of the agreement. Of the conservative parliamentarians who voted against the government, “eight are former ministers”, and now Mrs. May has to deal with the embarrassing fallout when meeting with EU leaders. Continue reading

Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History Of The United States”

A short review of Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”. Continue reading

“Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics”: Surveys On Private School Graduates And Foreign Domestic Workers

Two surveys published in November – on private school graduates and foreign domestic workers in Singapore – drew contrasting interpretations, raising questions about how statistics is used. And more specifically, on the statistical issues of sampling, as well as study or survey design. Continue reading

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