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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...

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...

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