"Corona-Diktatur" (corona dictatorship) is an expression adopted to denigrate the restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The jury stated that the term was chosen because it downplays actual dictatorships, where people are imprisoned and tortured and even face death for their political opinions. … [Read more...] about ‘Corona dictatorship’ is German ‘non-word of the year’ 2020
This will feel very familiar to many investors who have seen all the blithe assumption about operating and maintenance costs on all kinds of technological green marvels fail to meet expectations. Biowaste generators, biomass, thermal pellets – you name it, and the rosy assumptions failed to materialise because the difficulties in making them work and keeping them working were glossed over by the promoters. … [Read more...] about Delingpole: ‘Obsessed’ Greenie Boris Johnson Is Driving Britain Towards Eco-Dictatorship
In a grovelling apology, Amir told MailOnline: 'I was wrong and I'm truly sorry to the British public. I should not have had this party for my friends and as soon as I posted the video, I realised that it was sending out the wrong message. … [Read more...] about Amir Khan’s furious wife Faryal Makhdoom calls the UK government a ‘dictatorship’ over new rules for those travelling in Dubai… after going there despite having COVID symptoms!
She recounts how during a visit to one European country, she heard from people complaining that due to the coronavirus, they were forbidden from going out into the streets without masks. "They said 'we are in dictatorship.' I said, 'Listen, you don't know what a dictatorship is. … [Read more...] about Belarus’ Exiled Leader on Protests and the End to Lukashenko’s Putin-Backed Dictatorship
GURUGRAM: Unable to get any relief from the developer on maintenance and related issues, the residents of Emaar Gurgaon Greens in Sector 102 sat on a hunger strike at the entrance gate of the society on Sunday. Despite raising their concerns with CM window, DTCP and other agencies, none of their issues — structural and forensic audit and reversal of common area maintenance charges — has been addressed, alleged residents.“We are on a hunger strike to protest against the dictatorship of the builder, who is earning around Rs 50 lakh in the name of management charges without their involvement in managing the society. The buyers have already submitted many memorandums to the deputy commissioner and other senior officials requesting to direct the builder to reduce the Common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges but no action has been taken,” a resident said. The developer could not be reached for a comment regarding issues raised by the residents.Not just this, the … [Read more...] about Emaar Gurgaon Greens residents say builder ignoring upkeep issues
But it damages the reputation of the police as a whole when some start behaving like the Stasi. I wonder whether those individuals who’ve been interrogated by over-zealous boys in blue in recent days will be inclined to cooperate with officers in future if, for example, their assistance is required as witnesses to a real crime? … [Read more...] about These senseless lockdown fines will only foster contempt among the public, writes ROSS CLARK