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Trigger Ballot To Harpoon Wales?

Sir Robin Wales (61) has been the elected Mayor of the London Borough of Newham for as long as the office of elected mayor...

May Critcised For Normalising Trump

Shadow home secretary and Hackney MP Diane Abbott has spoken out against prime minister Theresa May's silence on US president-elect Donald Trump’s provocative statements...

Theresa May: the new Mrs Thatcher?

Unless you have been under a rock for the last six months, you will have noticed we have a new, female, prime minister in...
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Which Blair Project?!

For the first edition of Rising East's new discussion slot The Current, Sydney Kauffman asks fellow millennial voters Drew Goodsell and Casey Cooper-Fiske what they...

Please Stop Using The Poppy As Ammunition

What is a poppy, anyway - sign of remembrance, symbol of gratitude, connection to lost loved ones, respectful acknowledgment, insult, or simply a red...

Irony Of The Working Class Vote

In the EU referendum in June and now in the American presidential election, the 'voice of the voiceless' has been heard loud and clear,...

Rich and Poor, Cheek By Jowl

As indicated by londonspropertyprofile.org, East London has 'one of the highest ratios of pay inequality across London', which in London Living Wage week, is...

Legacy Chair Resigns Over Stadium Probe

David Edmonds, Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), has resigned amid continuing controversy over the cost of the Olympic Stadium conversion. Made public...

Fears Proved Right As Hooligans Ruin Famous Win

Last week we discussed on Rising East how fears about stadium security had left some to avoid travelling to the West Ham Vs Chelsea...

Save The Children?

I had hoped I would be joining a massive protest against the bombing of children in Aleppo. But after struggling through the crowds of...

New Nursery Benefits From Newham Council Backing

Newham Council has approved plans for a council-backed nursery in the borough. Trading under the name of Early Start Education Ltd, the new nursery...

Book Review: Undercover by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis

This book sheds light on the darkest corners of the history of British Police, namely the Special Branch unit. In all honesty, this was the...

Taking Responsibility For Public Alienation

It's wrong to blame Muslims for failing to integrate, says Terry Sorensen, when Britain's political class can't talk convincingly about its own values. In the...

Nothing Hateful About Hijab

Hate crimes against Muslims in London rose by 70 per cent between 2014 and 2015, according to Tell MAMA, a national project which monitors...

What’s Preventing You From Talking To Me?

Norwegian student Terry Sorensen spent six months asking the Metropolitan Police to talk to him about the UK's anti-terrorist Prevent strategy. Now about to...

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