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March 30, 2018

Can calamitous May stay on as PM?

A year ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high. Having triggered Article 50, she had the Conservative party lock-step behind her and a 20-point lead over the Labour Party....

In a mess: UK arrangements for housing asylum seekers

We urgently need to rethink the way we receive asylum seekers in Britain. Earlier in the year, it emerged that asylum seekers in the Middlesborough area were suffering from racist abuse, apparently as a result of living in easily identifiable ho ...

Media sexism against female British politicians 'a disgrace'

If Scots vote as the polls suggest in the forthcoming UK general election, then Nicola Sturgeon will soon have some claim to being called the most successful British politician of her generation.In just a few short months, Sturgeon has taken her Scottish ...

New wave of teenage facists in UK warn campaigners

Teenage neo-Nazis are on the rise even as the British far-right splinters into oblivion, anti-fascist activists warned yesterday.In an end of year report, Hope Not Hate also raised fears of the danger of “lone wolf attacks” and the increa ...

Journalists' secret sources under threat from UK police

British police have come under heavy criticism from MPs and journalists, who accuse them of using controversial laws to identify anonymous sources, despite such communications being “privileged” and protected under common law.According to jour ...

Britain's 'let them drown' policy is affront to humanity

Europe no longer wants to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. But as it takes away the safety net, their corpses wind up in fishing nets.Europe’s unofficial “Let Them Drown” immigration policy came into force on Saturday with new naval ...

Rise of 'slum landlords' as Britain's housing crisis deepens

Unaffordable, insecure, overcrowded, unsanitary housing has a negative effect on every aspect of our society, writes Glynn Robbins.In 1918, 90 percent of the UK population were private tenants, but the squalid legacy of the Victorian industrial city was n ...

British MP Simon Hughes' voting shenanigans exposed

Years of lies and hypocrisy during UK coalition government rule have left Member of Parliament Simon Hughes a "social democratic husk" -  and an ideal candidate to join the government! Here’s a run-down of duplicity fro ...

NSA scandal: 'Europe would be better off without Britain'

Like the curious incident of the dog that didn’t bark in the night-time in the classic Sherlock Holmes story Silver Blaze, the most revealing thing about the latest NSA (National Security Agency) spying revelations which made world headlines last wee ...

Football's anti-homophobia ambassador: is he the right man?

Controversial footballer Joey Barton is back in the headlines after becoming the front man for a campaign to stamp out homophobia in the sport.The 30-year-old midfielder is the ambassador for the ”The Right Behind Gay Footballer” campaign which ...

College 'veil ban' outrage manufactured on Twitter

Those things which make the headlines are often far from the most important parts of a story. Indeed, in some instances the headline is a wilful distortion of the entire issue in question, writes James Bloodworth.In the age of internet news, this is inevit ...

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