Actor Steve Carell told Esquire in a recently published interview that his hit sitcom The Office might be impossible to make in today’s politically correct culture due to the “inappropriate behavior” of his character Michael Scott. “(I)t might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted ten years ago,” Steve Carell said about The Office .
T he UK Department for Education (DfE)’s statutory guidance on safeguarding says that staff with concerns about a child must alert the school’s safeguarding lead, and if necessary contact social services or the police. Another scenario outlined in Brighton and Hove City Council’s guidance document is parents who contact the school to ask: “My daughter doesn’t want a boy changing next to her, what if he looks at her body?” It explains that in such a case, “it would not be appropriate to remove the trans pupil from the changing rooms”.
French President Emmanuel Macron told a woman who was concerned about cuts to her pension that she should follow General Charles de Gaulle’s example and stop complaining. Deemed the “president of the rich” by critics, President Macron made the comments whilst at a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the French constitution in de Gaulle’s home village of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, north-east France, on Thursday, reports Le Monde .
The Euroskeptic head of Italy’s League party appeared to strengthen his line against EU opposition to Italy’s tax-cutting budget on Friday. Speaking at an agricultural trade fair in Rome, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said: “The EU said yes to (past) budgets that impoverished Italy and made its situation precarious.” “So I don’t get up in the morning thinking about the judgment that people like Juncker and (EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre) Moscovici, who have ruined Europe and Italy, have of the government and of Italy,” Salvini added. ‘I talk to sober people’ On Tuesday, Salvini had threatened to seek damages from Juncker for scaring off investors by attacking Rome’s budget plans , amid some thinly veiled personal remarks levelled at the president.
Meng’s wife last heard from him 10 days ago, a spokeswoman for Interpol told CNN, declining to give her name. She refused to say if Meng was on official business in China when he was last heard from. “Interpol is aware of media reports in connection with the alleged disappearance of Interpol President Meng Hongwei.
The Italian populist League party, led by firebrand Matteo Salvini, has introduced legislation that would ban ritual halal slaughter, arguing that animals should be respected and protected from suffering. The new laws will end loopholes currently in place in the country’s animal welfare legislation that allows Muslims exemptions for ritual halal slaughter, Il Giornale reports .
Controversy surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has given Republicans a boost in the polls heading into November’s midterm elections, said Real Clear Politics analyst Sean Trende on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “What we’re seeing is that across a number of polling metrics, the president’s and the Republican’s performance is improving,” he said. (RELATED: Midterm Elections Are About ‘Results Vs.