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Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

 

Editor's note

Yet more astonishing scenes in the UK this week, where the Supreme Court has ruled that prime minister Boris Johnson acted illegally when he suspended – or prorogued – parliament for five weeks. Many are calling for Johnson to resign for misleading the Queen and for trying to undermine democracy. But, explains Matthew Flinders, Johnson has built his brand on the idea that he is defending ‘the people’ against an elite trying to crush the Brexit dream. And with that in mind, it’s even possible he could turn this nightmare situation into a triumph.

Vaping is touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes and a way to give up smoking. But now people are starting to die. Eight people in the US have reportedly died from vaping and 530 people have developed vaping-related pneumonia. And the figures are rising surely and steadily. Lorraine Martin and James Reihill reveal why so many countries are banning e-cigarettes.

Laura Hood

Politics Editor, Assistant Editor

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