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2018

05

Dec

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim fixation

Nigel Farage has quit Ukip after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was now unrecognisable because of the “fixation” with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten. Farage, who took Ukip to third place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

12

Nov

Banned Iceland palm oil Christmas ad ‘too political’

A Christmas advert highlighting the impact of palm oil on the environment will not be shown after it was deemed “too political”. Deeside-based food firm Iceland wanted to use a Greenpeace animation telling the story of rainforest destruction and the impact on the orangutan. But it was not approved by Clearcast, the body which assesses adverts […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC

09

Nov

Mariana Mazzucato says application refused and Italian passport kept by Home Office

The London-based international economist Mariana Mazzucato has said her application for permanent residency in the UK was turned down, prompting renewed anger about the government’s immigration policy. Mazzucato, the founding director of University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and the author of several influential books on the economy, was born in Italy […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

09

Nov

20 yıldır İngiltere’de yaşayan profesörün daimi ikamet başvurusu reddedildi

Londra’da yaşayan ve uluslararası tanınırlığı olan iktisatçı Mariana Mazzucato’nun, Birleşik Krallık’a yaptığı daimi ikamet başvurusunun reddedilmesi hükümetin göçmen politikası hakkında yeniden öfkeye yol açtı. College London Üniversitesi’nde İnovasyon ve Kamu Amaçları Enstitüsü’nün kurucu direktörü ve ekonomi üzerine çeşitli etkili kitapların yazarı olan Mazzucato İtalya’da doğdu ancak 20 yıl İngiltere’de yaşadı. 2017’de daimi ikamet başvurusunda bulundu […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

11

Oct

MI5 provides immunity for agents’ criminal acts, tribunal told

MI5 grants its informants legal cover to participate in crimes that may extend to murder, torture and sexual assaults, a tribunal has heard. The policy, in existence since the early 1990s, is likely to have enabled the Security Service to conceal wide ranging illegal activity, Ben Jaffey QC, representing an alliance of human rights group, told […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

19

Sep

UKIP leader Gerard Batten criticised by Nigel Farage for endorsing anti-Muslim rally

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has been criticised by Nigel Farage for endorsing an anti-Muslim rally which turned violent in Sunderland over the weekend. Gerard Batten marched alongside the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) as they clashed with police who were barricading the march from a separate group of anti-racism protesters. Sky News was the only […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sky News

06

Sep

Police given more power to stop and search

Police could be given enhanced stop and search powers under new laws being planned by the government following a nationwide rise in violent crime. A public consultation on changes to the “reasonable grounds” needed to legally justify searches will be launched in the coming days, The Independent understands. Asked about statistics showing black and minority ethnic people are four times […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Independent

27

Aug

Policeman who slapped 14yo girl in face used ‘reasonable force’, insists chief

A police chief in the UK has said that an officer used “reasonable force” when he hit a 14-year-old girl in the face during an arrest. Video footage from the incident in Accrington has gone viral in recent days. The footage was shot while the teenager and a woman, 52, were arrested on suspicion of […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: RT

15

Aug

Home Office stopped author from speaking at UK festival, says publisher

The publisher of a Palestinian author denied a visa to appear at the Edinburgh book festival this year says the Home Office has effectively stopped her from speaking, despite reversing its decision. Nayrouz Qarmout, who is also a TV journalist, was one of a dozen Middle Eastern and African writers and illustrators who had their applications […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

09

Aug

Boris Johnson says burkas make women look like ‘bank robbers and letter boxes’

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attacked the dress of Muslim women in a newspaper column on 6th of August, but he’s insisted that Britain shouldn’t join other countries in banning them in public. Writing in the Daily Telegraph he mocked the dress and branded it “oppressive” – saying Denmark had got it wrong to bring in the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Sun , Euronews