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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...

Why I Protested Against Trump

Last Friday I was present outside the American embassy to protest against Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the USA. Why was I there? Did...

Wales Under Pressure, Labour Vote Called Into Question

In the interests of “democracy and accountability”, local lobby group Democracy Triggered (DT) is calling on party members to write to Labour's National Executive...

Travel Trouble Ahead?

Over four million passengers fly from London City Airport to Europe each year, making for destinations that include Ibiza, Berlin and Amsterdam; and so...

Help For Newham – But For How Long?

The good news is that hundreds of people in Newham on low incomes will be helped back into better paid work, thanks to support...

Aleppo Goes To The Ghosts

As the evacuation of Syrians in Aleppo begins Families on edge Desperate and yearning to leave the once prosperous city they called home Carrying the remnants of their lives Children...

President Trump: The Humanist Response

On 8 November, the U.S. electorate chose Donald Trump as president-elect; he is set to be inaugurated in mid-January as the 45th president of...

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