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Poppy fascism: What is it?

Poppy fascism: What is it?

News, UK, World
Poppy Appeal is one of the leading charities that help rehabilitate soldiers after deployment. However, over the recent years, an increasing number of people are choosing not to wear poppies. Remembrance Sunday is a day that originally marks the lives of those fallen on the battlefield during WW1 and WW2. It is officially thought of as a reminder to those who gave us a free, democratic country. It is also a mark of respect to those who have served in was after this time, so why are there so many people against it? The red poppy is thought to have lost its original identity. Many people see it as a sign of patriotism, a true mark of how British you really are. And if you don’t wear it? You aren’t proud to be British, and you don’t support the soldiers protecting you. "Lot's of co
Prevent anti-terrorism scheme does not prevent, it only makes students feel victimised

Prevent anti-terrorism scheme does not prevent, it only makes students feel victimised

Featured, Investigations, News, UK
  A Government report released today reveals that out of 7,631 people, who were referred to the governments Prevent program between 2015/16, only 4% of those individuals are currently receiving support. According to a new analysis by the Home Office, the education sector is responsible for reporting 2,500 cases, which makes up the majority of the individuals referred to the governments anti-terrorism scheme - whilst police reports constitute for 2,539 cases. Once a teacher or police officer has expressed concern, the person will be referred to a Channel Program if they believe action is required to prevent the person from becoming a potential danger to society. During the Channel Program, the individuals issues are discussed as part of a voluntary and confidential proc...
Big Ben is back!

Big Ben is back!

News, UK
This Saturday London will get to hear again the bongs of Big Ben. After nearly three months of silence, London will hear the bells of Big Ben ring once again ahead of Armistice Day. When it was silenced on August 21st for maintenance work, it was made clear that it would be restarted for important events.  After the resumption of chimes at 9am, the Palace of Westminster clockmakers will work through the day to ensure that the bell strikes at exactly the right time for Armistice Day commemorations at the 11th hour of 11th month and the next day for Remembrance Sunday. However people have been told to not set their watches according to the time shown on the clock face or the bongs as authorities expect “slight inaccuracies”, after all it has had an 11 week holiday.  The b
UPDATED Priti Patel: Who is she and what did she do?

UPDATED Priti Patel: Who is she and what did she do?

Featured, News, Politics, UK
Patel began her parliamentary career in 2010, climbing the ladder and stepping into shoes emptied by the fallout from the expenses scandal. MP for Whitham, she made an impression with her charismatic persona in a few television appearances and was tipped as a rising star within Conservative party benches. Ideologically positioned on the right of her party line, the Brexiteer has caused quite the storm of controversy in Westminster and across the British media today. Secretary of State for International Development, Patel should be keeping Britain's interests close to her chest. However, it came to light earlier this week that Ms Patel had involved herself in meetings with Israeli government officials without consent from the Prime Minister during unauthorised trips to the Go...
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