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Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

Rising Sea Levels

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0555/POST-PN-0555.pdf

Sea level rise will continue even if global temperature increase is limited to 2 degrees Centigrade.  Sets out the causes and likely future levels of sea level rise and its implication. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

The 2017 French Parliamentary Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,France,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8015/CBP-8015.pdf

British view of the results of the National Assembly elections, how these work and the functioning of the party system in the Assembly, and the challenges for President Macron’s government.  House of Commons Briefing Paper 8015.

 

Great Britain: General Election 2017: Results and Analysis

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7979

Summary information about the results of the 2017 election in which the Conservative Party captured 49% of the seats and Labor 40%. From the House of Commons Library

 

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

 

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