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Newham Worst Affected By Education Funding Formula

Schools across the country are set to lose hundreds of pounds of subsidy per child due to a new government funding formula - and some...

Here We Go Again?

As the Brexit Bill finally went through last week, allowing the Conservative government to trigger Article 50, the conversation turned to another referendum -...
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Women Taking Care Of Women

On International Women's Day (8 March), fourth wave feminists went on strike against rape, Trump, Brexit and domestic violence. A small group held a...

Timms Not Timid

There seemed no better place to delve into the regeneration of East London, than a café on bustling East Ham High Street. And no...
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The Current No. 9: Are Men Welcome On Women’s Marches?

In the run-up to International Women's Day, our top issues talk show The Current considers the position of men on marches led and organised by women. Presenter:...

Labour Looks At Newham Controversy ‘Very Briefly’

The National Executive of the Labour Party (NEC) has refused a request from party members in Newham to investigate how Sir Robin Wales was...

Lording It Over Democracy

Having voted to Remain in the EU referendum last year, I now have mixed opinions. Although I am not keen on leaving the EU,...

Newham Keeps Lid On Adult Care Levy

Newham Council has announced a freeze on council tax for the ninth consecutive year, but on closer inspection some residents will still end up...

Games That Have A Go At Trump

The GOP Arcade website is one of the best examples of videogames using satire effectively to tackle real and pertinent political issues. Donald Trump...

Hate Crimes Rise After Brexit Vote

From December 2015 to December 2016, statistics show that hate crimes rose by more than 20 percent in the borough of Newham, with 587...

Boris Breaks Brexit Promise

The linchpin of the Brexit campaign during the EU referendum in 2016 was the promise that £350 million would be saved each week. Instead...

A Ban For A Ban

When Speaker John Bercow declared that President Trump would not be invited to address the House of Commons during his state visit to the...

The Trump Effect and British Women

The recent Women’s March on London, sparked by opposition to Trump’s inauguration, shows the level of concern in the UK about the Trump effect...

Hedging Bets And Having It Both Ways

You've got to hand it to Newham Council, for the way it has played both ends of the Referendum Game. In the run up to...
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Should Trump Be Trumped?

This week Lauren Chancellor and Adiba Khatun join Sydney Kauffman on The Current to ask how the UK should react to Donald Trump's executive order limiting immigration...

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