Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie 300,000 people marched in London’s Pride parade this week, while over a million watched. The Mayor was there, as were more than 300 LGBT Metropolitan Police officers - a new record. LGBT rights have become , in many ways, a publicly accepted fact in the UK. Remarkable in a country where, just 20 years before, seven gay men were convicted of “gross indecency” for daring to have sex. But one part of the LGBT community still lags well behind: Transgenderism. There are signs of change - the government has launched a 16 week consultation into the legal process of “gender transitioning”, assessing the requirements needed for transgender people to receive legal recognition. But the proposal was muted, hidden behind a louder, more publ
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Three men have been hospitalised after a violent incident in Leyton last night. Two are being treated for gunshot injuries, while a third has suffered a broken leg after a car was driven at him. Emergency services were called to Lea Bridge Road in Leyton at 2:30AM last night, and discovered the suspects had fled in a silver car. One gunshot victim is in his 40s, while the other two men are in their mid 20s. Their age matches an increasing trend of violent crime among young Londoners, especially males. The rise in violent crime has been significant enough that London’s murder rate has surpassed New York’s for the first time in decades.The latest figures from the Metropolitan Police show that an estimated 70 people were killed on
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Dave Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary. The move comes as a protest against the government’s vision for the policy, which he said “will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.” Dacis' resignation comes just weeks before the deadline for the EU and Theresa May’s government to agree on the terms of Brexit. Last week, the Prime Minister’s cabinet agreed upon a plan which would see the UK closely tied to Brussels - more closely than many hard-line Brexiteers would have liked. The plan involved agreeing to EU regulations on agriculture and industry, thereby achieving a free trade area with the bloc, as well as striving towards a “combined customs territory”. It was positively received
Words: Fatima Nasir| Subbing: The introduction of stricter visa policies and altercations made to existing visa procedures in regards to post-study work visas in recent years has led to a decrease in international students coming to the United Kingdom for University. A study by the Chartered Association of Business Schools concluded an almost nine percent drop in non-EU international students intake. Business School Heads have stated in the report that international students are increasingly choosing other countries due to Britain's strict post-study work visa policies, which are becoming a 'turn off' and making UK an 'unattractive' and 'difficult' option for prospective students. UK has previously been a hotspot for foreign students due to its diversity, high education standards...