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Brexit: Red Lines and Starting Principles

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7938/CBP-7938.pdf

Summarizes the starting points of the UK and EU institutions at the beginning of the Article 50 process by which Britain proposes to leave the European Union.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7938

 

Populism and Nationalism: Implications for the International Order

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2017-0002/LLN-2017-0002.pdf

Parliamentary briefing paper on the challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world.  Outlines the British government’s support for the current rules-based international order, reviews contrary events over the past year, and surveys the recent work of scholars and commentators on the phenomena.  From the House of Lords Library

 

Migration Statistics

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06077/SN06077.pdf

Summarizes the recent history of migration to and from the United Kingdom, covers the reasons people come to the UK and the countries from which they come, and includes a section on migration in other European Union countries.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number SN06077

 

Nuclear Security

Categories: Great Britain,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0540/POST-PN-0540.pdf

One of the greatest threats to global security, according to President Obama, is the danger of a terrorist group acquiring and using a nuclear device.  This report provides a British view of key threats to nuclear security and international initiatives to prevent such threats.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Green Space and Health

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology,Urban Issues

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0538/POST-PN-0538.pdf

Summarizes the evidence for physical and mental health benefits from contact with nature.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Creating Age-Friendly Cities

Categories: Elderly,Environment,Great Britain,Housing/Homelessness,Science/Technology,Transportation,Urban Issues

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0539/POST-PN-0539.pdf

By 2050 89% of the UK’s population will live in cities and 24% will be over 65.  This report examines how housing, outdoor spaces, and transportation can be made more age-friendly.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Student Loan Statistics

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN01079/SN01079.pdf

Discusses recent developments relating to student loans in Great Britain including background information about the program, the estimated rise in loan levels, repayment requirements, and arguments for reform.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 1079

(education, higher     govt finance     Great Britain     statistics)

 

Paris Climate Agreement Ratified

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7718/CBP-7718.pdf

Passage by the European Parliament of the Paris Climate Agreement brought the number of ratifying countries past the 55 needed for the treaty to come into force.  To date 74 countries with 58% of global emissions have agreed to the terms.  This report offers a British view.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7718

 

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