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Home secretary saves face after calling Huddersfield Convicts “Sick Asian Paedophiles”

Home secretary saves face after calling Huddersfield Convicts “Sick Asian Paedophiles”

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The defence comes after The Guardian released an extensive piece about implicit racism in The UK.                                                                                                                (Source - commons.wikimedia.org) Home secretary Sajid Javid today defended his position after his tweet in October in which he pointed out the ethnicity of the people arrested in the child grooming case in Huddersfield. The tweet bashing Asians was “These sick Asian paedophiles are finally facing justice.” The statement which attracted criticism from several MPs, was discussed along with other matters on BBC Radio 4’s today programme. Javid called his comments “absolutely appropriate.” Speaking about the issue on-air he said: “Any normal person looking at the recent convic
Psychology of hate crime bystanders: Indifference or self-protection?

Psychology of hate crime bystanders: Indifference or self-protection?

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Onlookers “filmed on phones”, while a South Korean student was undertaking an alleged racist attack on London Oxford Street. Yeon Jeong Lee, 22, a student at the university in Canterbury, was beaten by up to 10 thugs while she was doing shopping in central London. What she felt disappointed was the reaction of the passers-by. “It was only two people who were trying to help me out and the rest would just be filming the scene ”, she said. She also mentioned the slow reaction of the police: "I filed the case over the phone, but they kept repeating the same response and didn’t show up". Source: Change.org Link: https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-raise-the-awareness-of-hate-crime-in-oxford-street Psychology of passers-by Why in this case few people are willing to help? What's
35 health and safety complaints over Sainsbury’s “plug boy” Christmas Advert

35 health and safety complaints over Sainsbury’s “plug boy” Christmas Advert

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The Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) has received 35 complaints over the “plug” boy. The moment that “plug boy” launched himself into a huge socket in the wall to turn on all the decoration became a sensation on social media. The plug Boy launched into a huge socket (Copy right: Sainsbury's) The plug Boy launched into a huge socket (Copy right: Sainsbury's) There are people genuinely complaining about the plugboy in the Sainsbury's advert, because they think it will encourage their children who see it to play with plug sockets. If that is genuinely what you're child takes away from that advert it's just natural selection really — Charlie (@charlesstone15) 3 December 2018 The Ads watchdog confirmed that they are assessing the complaints but has not decided to start
Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

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Education has become of utmost importance globally and continues to grow. This is evident in the UK as the number of recent graduates have increased from 22% in 2002 to 40% in 2017. However, the number of entry level jobs is not rising at the same pace. As of March 2018, information and communication jobs are less than half in comparison to wholesale and retail trade jobs. Considering London’s significance as a media hub, it is startling that half of its population is comprised of graduates yet it has the highest unemployment rate in the UK. Abby and Holly, employees of a talent agency in advertising, shed some light on the matter. We asked them if they would prefer much younger and fresher faces in media instead of the older, accomplished presenters, Holly said: “I would pro
Snooper’s Charter: Death Knell for UK Journalists?

Snooper’s Charter: Death Knell for UK Journalists?

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The Draft Communications Data Bill, or Snooper’s Charter as it is most commonly referred to, was passed into a law last month, despite calls for it to be repealed from various groups. Proposed by Theresa May in 2012, in the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations, it legitimises the same mass surveillance which Snowden’s leak had shown the UK government was guilty of. In particular, the surveillance had targeted journalists from major media organisations, placing investigative journalists on a “threat” list. The new Bill, by allowing government organisations to snoop on all internet history, cuts off the freedom of journalists to research certain topics freely, especially those not aligned with the government agenda. Snowden’s leaked documents had exposed how under PRISM, the
Yarl’s Wood: The fight to shut down UK’s nightmare detention centre

Yarl’s Wood: The fight to shut down UK’s nightmare detention centre

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“We are helpless, we are broken, please let us out! We want to go to our children” The screams from inside Yarl’s Wood detention centre are followed by silence, before shouts of “Shame! Shame on you Serco!” ring out in a deafening roar from 2,000 protesters. A fence separates the protesters from the 410 female inmates held inside the privately run immigration centre in Bedfordshire, one of 13 in the UK. As the drums and chants of “Shut down Yarl’s Wood” resume, a lonely strip of black cloth waves from inside the centre in solidarity: the only visible sign of life from the where women refugees and asylum seekers held there indefinitely. Set up in 2001, the Yarl’s Wood detention centre, run by Serco, describes itself as ‘a fully contained residential centre housing adult women and adult f
Dishonored 2 Review:  An immersive stealth game that supports other styles of play

Dishonored 2 Review: An immersive stealth game that supports other styles of play

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Dishonored 2 - Besthesda games new stellar entry to the Dishonored franchise - tells the tale of the world 15 years after the rat plague in the first Dishonored. The game’s prologue has you playing as the Empress of the Isle, Emily Kaldwin, the daughter of Corvo Kaldwin, the main protagonist from the previous installment. During the first few moments of the game, Emily is stripped of her title as the Empress of Dunwall - a plague-ridden industry city located on the Wrenhaven River - after a powerful witch named Delilah Copperspoon and the Duke of Serkanos stage, a bloody coup to dethrone the Empress and her grizzled father. You are given a choice to play as either Corvo or the dethroned Emily who was secretly trained by her father, a former assassin in the previous game. Whoever you
British society is divided over immigration and Brexit

British society is divided over immigration and Brexit

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“They are coming here, they are raping people, they are stealing, and the prisons are full of migrants and foreign people that we’re supporting.” Standing outside the Houses of Parliament among fellow Leave voters, a young woman lays out what she sees to be wrong about remaining within the EU. She is protesting the court case over Article 50. Immigration has been an increasingly fraught topic of debate over the past couple of years. The issue of immigration is undercut by divides across the whole of British society. Not just political parties at the centre of the political spectrum have raise the question of whether a middle ground can be struck between opening the borders and putting strict controls on immigration. Many people are fearful that there is not enough housing, benefits,
The Iranian president: No one can cancel the nuclear deal

The Iranian president: No one can cancel the nuclear deal

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday his country will not allow the US president-elect Donald Trump to cancel the nuclear deal. Rouhani warned from unspecified “repercussions” if Washington stepped back its agreement. Speaking in front of Tehran’s University students, the Iranian president asked the students: "Do you think the United States can cancel the comprehensive joint action plan of the nuclear deal?”  He added.” Trump wants to do a lot of things, but we will not be affected by any of his actions.” The US president-elect is expected to drive the US foreign policy in a very different direction supported by the Republicans majority inside the US congress. Trump announced already during his presidential campaign that he would cancel the Iranian nuclear ag

UK urged to decide faster Brexit negotiations.

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“Time will be short, " states the EU chief negotiator of Brexit Michel Barnier on Tuesday urging the UK needs to decide faster. In October, Michel Barnier was selected to the position of chief Brexit negotiator by the European Commission President Jean- Clause Juncker who states he “wanted an experienced politician for this difficult job”. At the moment UK courts are deciding who is entitled to make the final decision on Brexit. Although the final decision has not been taken yet, the referendum has led to disturbances. The Home Office reports that hate crime has been on the rise. Reports by the police in England and Wales state racist or religious abuse has increased 41% in the month post the UK voted to leave the EU. This July the recorded crimes have increased to 5,468 which is 1,582