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UK major parties accused of using illegal personal information for campaigning

UK major parties accused of using illegal personal information for campaigning

Breaking News, Politics
*Photography: Fabio Angeli A data rights group is accusing the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats of infringing the Data Protection Act 2018. Open Rights Group has claimed the three UK biggest parties have used personal data without permission as part of their election campaign. The organization has sent a letter to the parties over the issue. The document represents three individuals who have pledge the parties have used their data to obtain information for the campaign. The individuals urgent the parties give them an answer and stop processing their data. Open Rights Group affirmed Tories, Labour, and Lib Dem had breached the Data Protection Act 2018. According to them, the Conservatives have used personal names and address to guess the age of one of the individuals...
Are London Students Tactically Voting?

Are London Students Tactically Voting?

Audio, Breaking News, brexit, London, News, Opinion, ReportingWeek2, Student
Insight into whether or not London students will be tactically voting in the upcoming general election.With the election only three days away, politicians are scrambling to swing the undecided votes in their direction. Labour party member and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell took part in a Q&A this morning, stating that this election is “about saving the NHS”; whilst current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is visiting four Labour seats to project his trademark "Get Brexit Done" message.Despite the promising efforts from both parties, it seems that some younger individuals are choosing to vote against the Conservatives, rather than for Labour. This is called tactical voting and it’s the selection of a candidate that has a likely chance of unseating another, instead of wh
London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

Politics, Sport
London's upcoming mayoral election in May might not be as close-run a thing as first thought, but it could be that football fans will have the final say. Politics and Football: A History Football has long been a bastion of English pride. From celebrities to your average man in the pub, all corners of society gleefully grasp at the pride and respect that supporting a club can bring you. Being a fan means more than just following a team. It is an unequivocal and unwavering belief in seemingly pointless weekly rituals. And it is this faith that makes announcing your allegiance so inviting to politicians. From Tony Blair's love of Newcastle to Alastair Campbell's vociferous following of Burnley, it is hard to resist the temptation football provides. Unfortunately, this desperate need to

French regional elections: is abstention to blame for the results?

International, Politics, ReportingWeek1
Front National gained its higher score in local elections at the French regional elections yesterday. Considering only 48.1% of the electors actually voted (according to the French Ministry of Home Affairs), the number of abstaining is much higher than the number of FN sympathisers. As Celine Bracq, the head of the Odoxa poll institute explained in Le Parisien, Front National sympathisers went voting. Abstaining people come from the right and left wing sympathisers mostly. «There is fatalism from those citizens. Many thought voting was useless», she said. Voices are rising now against abstention, blaming non-voting for the high results of FN. The philosopher Raphael Enthoven denounced of French radio Europe 1 the “laziness” of abstaining people, comparing them to “spoiled children”.
Greeks in London speculate over possible Euro exit

Greeks in London speculate over possible Euro exit

Politics
The recent win by Greek left-wing party Syriza  has prompted much controversy. Greeks living in London are speculating over a possible  ‘Grexit’ or Greek exit from the Eurozone.  By Danai Dimitrakopoulos Diz Dimosthenis Mammonas, a well respected and liked member of Greek politics and former Secretary General for Social Security in the New Democracy government,  was born and raised in Larissa, Greece. In 1996 he moved to Belgium upon receiving the ‘Robert Schuman’ Scholarship at the European Parliament and has since served a in a number of roles across the European Union. Mr. Mammonas tells me about the current state of the Greek economy, he says:  “There are specific rules and obligations for countries participating in the Eurozone. I am pretty confident that if the Greek govern