Weekly Briefing: Volkswagen’s reputation in tatters, Qatar’s secret plan and more

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Good Afternoon, here is all you need to know from the last week of news and opinion

4th August 2017

This week’s top headlines

Neymar And The Qataris: The Secret Political Motive Behind Football’s Biggest Transfer

Neymar’s move to PSG is a show of defiance by Qatar, who are receiving support primarily from Turkey and Iran in the form of food as well as diplomatic and military aid — and a cheap show of defiance at that. Qatar spent $5.9 billion on navy vessels from Italy on August 2, illustrating how they’re trying to portray their strong stance through both hard and soft power.

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How To Cope With Hydrofluoric Acid, Often Used In ‘Acid Attacks’

Exposure to a high dose of hydrofluoric acid for a period of just five minutes can be fatal. Because of its corrosive properties, contact between hydrofluoric acid and the skin can cause deceptively deep-seated burns. Depending on the concentration of the solution used, the victim may not even be aware of the injuries they have sustained until hours later.

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Why Anna Soubry Is Every Young Remainer’s Hope Against Britain’s Downfall


Criticism is consistently heaped on Ms Soubry from both the left and right. It is imperative, however, that young Remainers give her more support. She is perhaps one of the only true voices defending them in Parliament, and it is time to realise that, regardless of party politics.

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 Automotive Corruption: German Manufacturer Collusion could spell bankruptcy

This market collusion reportedly stretches back to meetings that took place over twenty years ago in the early-1990s and appears to show the automotive giants fixing the market on everything; from braking systems to new advanced technologies and from engines to, most notably, their associated emissions.

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Quote of the Day

‘If there are more games like that then women’s football will be in a fantastic place’ — Mark Sampson , manager of England after their semi-finals loss to the hosts Netherlands in the women’s Euros.


On This Day in … in 1942 , and … in 1944

1942: 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz.

1944: Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified.

Shout Out Social

@Shoutout_UK: Looking for partner organisations to help support our online #PoliticalLiteracy Course when it’s released in September 2017! Get in touch 🙂

From Our Correspondents …

@erikjg008 : The new Breitbart? Is this going to challenge Fox News? Either way it is dangerous to US Democracy trib.al/AkvoQBy.

@erikjg008 : White House in meltdown!

Read of the Week … by Christopher Sharp, @sharpsharp259

Behind The Wheel: Discovering Motorsport In Cornwall

Between 1931 and 1937 regular motorbike meetings were held on the minuscule 1.5 mile-long gravel loop around the point. Its a loop that still exists today, untarnished by the passage of time save for its ageing tarmac surface, a civilian walking path and bicycle lane. Indeed, the road’s high-octane past is hardly noticed or known by many. All that stands to let passers-by know of this road’s heritage is a memorial stone put in place in 2002 to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the last race held — a stone you wouldn’t notice unless you were looking for it.

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From our Offices:

So this weekend we will be finishing off shooting on The Director: a comedy about homelessness. Keep your eyes peeled…

Publié par One in a Million sur jeudi 3 août 2017


Have a great weekend, and we hope you are enjoying your summer!