Wednesday, July 18The Voice of London

Politics

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...
Does this city make you feel low? This might help

Does this city make you feel low? This might help

Environment, News, Politics, Radio, UK
  Living in London can be wild. The nightlife is buzzing with scenes to suit everybody. There's plenty of entertainment, art and cultural events to inspire the creativity within. It’s also one of the loneliest, most expensive and saddest parts of the world to live in when you’re over-worked, tired and broke. Could getting out of London for a few days to explore the natural world help boost your mental wellbeing? Apparently, yes. With hurricane Brian approaching, I went into Tunbridge wells woods (yes this is the one where the big sex party happened), but we weren’t there for any of that of course, just good old-fashioned fun. We  learnt how to make shelters, build animal traps and make fire out of friction away from our normal life of ATM’s, technology, Tesco’s or any other s
Stick it to the man- why we celebrate Guy Fawkes

Stick it to the man- why we celebrate Guy Fawkes

News, Politics, UK
Words: Leanne Hall | Subbed: Brenda Zini Remember, remember, the 5th of November. On the same day, over 400-years-ago, Guy Fawkes intended to blow up parliament. He is one of England’s most infamous villains, so much so that he has an island named after him. But why did Fawkes want to blow up parliament? Contrary to belief, Guy Fawkes was not the mastermind behind the plot, it was led by Robert Catesby. The plot was prepared by a group of Roman Catholics, hiding in alleys, trenching through the sewers in order to kill Protestant King James I. when King James I acceded the throne, Catholics hoped that they would be granted the freedom to openly practice their religion. When this did not ensue, the group decided the next best thing to do was to assassinate King James I and his minist
Trans Londoners come out against benefits disruptions

Trans Londoners come out against benefits disruptions

Activism, Generation Rent, LGBTI+, News, Politics, UK
We all know how annoying changing your details for your bank, passport, or GP can be. Turns out when you're trans and you change your legal gender, the government delays your benefits. Many people are aware of the hurdles transgender people have to jump socially and medically. A poll by YouGov in 2015 even stated that 20% of Londoners would not support their child if they came out as trans. However, most are unaware of the administrative difficulties trans people can face. Changing the name and gender marker on their passport, bank account and NHS records can be time consuming and expensive. Transgender people have been in the spotlight for a while, especially since high profile celebrities such as comedian and London Mayoral candidate, Eddie Izzard came out. Tristan Jones,...
-->