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The Great (Invisible) Divide

The Great (Invisible) Divide

Brexit, Europe, Finance, News, Politics, UK, World
Nigel Farage, the face of Euroscepticism, told Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) that the Irish border issue was “the greatest hoax in modern history”. This 499km ‘hoax’ has been a thorn in every Brexiteer’s side for almost 900 days now. But did anyone know about it when they voted? Do they know about it now? Voice of London took to the streets of London to ask people what they knew about the Irish border, and what they thought of Brexit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2we8REeR_tA&feature=youtu.be Brexit negotiations are at a ‘critical point’ according to Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of an EU summit in Brussels this week and together with the EU, the UK said that they would consider technological solutions to replace a border backstop.    https://twitte
Steve Bannon, henchman to Europe’s growing nationalist movements, speaks at ‘News Xchange 2018’

Steve Bannon, henchman to Europe’s growing nationalist movements, speaks at ‘News Xchange 2018’

Comment, Immigration, Investigations, Politics, Specials
The European Broadcasting Union, organisers of yearly journalism conference News Xchange, faced heavy criticism this week for giving a platform to the highly divisive figure, Stephen K. Bannon- Voice of London's Memuna Konteh, reports from the conference. Bannon is the ex-chief campaign adviser for President Donald Trump who, since leaving that job has made it his mission to aid national populist movements in Europe; applying the same principles used to help win Trump the White House two years ago. He is also the former editor of syndicated news outlet Breitbart News, whom under Bannon's editorial eye, published headlines such as " Gay rights have made us dumber, it's time to get back in the closet". Many delegates and speakers pulled out of this year’s conference in protest of Bann
UNESCO’s 73rd anniversary – why are others not celebrating?

UNESCO’s 73rd anniversary – why are others not celebrating?

culture, Investigations, Politics, Specials
On the day that Unesco celebrates its 73rdanniversary, others see reasons not to join in – literally. Britain’s relationship with the organisation is left under duress after Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, has called for the country to cut ties and withdraw itself from the body. According to The Times, Miss Mordaunt’s department ranks Unesco as its ‘worst performing multilateral agency’ and believes that its work does not meet her spending criteria for international aid – in which £11.1 million is given to the organisation. https://twitter.com/bernarddonoghue/status/1062316360183746560 https://twitter.com/jessicaelgot/status/1062311046482944000 What is Unesco? Founded in 1945, Unesco was established as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cu
Are fewer officers to blame for rising crime?

Are fewer officers to blame for rising crime?

Crime, Featured, Investigations, Politics, Specials, UK
The Voice of London spoke exclusively to a Police Constable on the condition of anonymity regarding cuts, and how the police keep our streets safe. The officer revealed the environment the police have to work in, touching on everything from being overworked, fearing for their safety and a lack of resources. The interview was recreated with actors in order to safeguard the officers identity. Information obtained by the Voice of London reveals that the borough of Harrow has lost over a third of its Police officers since 2010 and almost 80% of its PCSOS. The figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a staggering decrease in police numbers. See also: VoL investigates the scale of knife crime In 2010 Harrow was served by 354 warranted officers but...
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