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2020

04

Jan

Exclusions for racism in primary schools in England up more than 40%

he number of children excluded from primary school for racism has risen by 40 per cent in 10 years, figures show. The biggest rise is in the North West, according to analysis by the BBC. In the academic year 2017-18, there were 496 temporary exclusions for racism from primary schools, rising from 350 in the […]

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Source: TRT Haber , Telegraph

2019

25

Dec

The British government has quietly admitted it lets MI5 break the law

A policy which allows British security service agents to commit serious criminal activities including violence is lawful, a tribunal ruled by a slim majority on Friday. Four human rights groups had argued that it was against British law and the European Convention on Human Rights for the MI5 domestic spy agency to permit agents, those […]

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Source: DW , AJ

19

Dec

Homeless households in England rise by 23% in a year

The number of households considered newly homeless or at risk of becoming so has increased by 11.4% across England in the past year, according to government figures, a rise of almost 7,000 households. Between April and June 2019, 68,170 households were initially assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness. Of those, 32,220 households were deemed […]

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Source: Bloomberg , The Guardian

17

Dec

UK plans to pass anti-BDS Law

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to introduce a new piece of legislation making it illegal for UK public bodies to work with those involved in the pro-Palestinian boycott campaign against Israel, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues has announced. Eric Pickles, who is also the chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel, called the Boycott, Divestment and […]

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Source: Euro News , MEE

11

Dec

Tory candidate shared tweet claiming Muslims have ‘nasty culture’

A Conservative general election candidate shared a message on social media claiming Muslims play the “race card” and have a “nasty culture”, in the latest escalation of concern over Islamophobia in the party. The former BBC journalist Linden Kemkaran, who is standing for the Conservatives in Labour-held Bradford East, retweeted a user on Twitter last week who dismissed Islamophobia […]

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Source: AA , The Guardian

11

Dec

Sick newborn baby waits 11 hours with no bed at same hospital where boy slept on floor

A sick baby spent 11 hours waiting for a bed at the same hospital rocked by the NHS scandal where a poorly boy was forced to sleep on the floor. Mum of two Kertu Babik, said she was reduced to tears and left pleading with nurses to see a doctor. Her three week old baby […]

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Source: Trt Haber , Mirror

09

Dec

New controversial comments uncovered in historical Boris Johnson articles

Boris Johnson defended those who opposed gay people joining the military and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet being arrested, in the latest controversial comments unearthed from his time as a journalist. In articles written when he was in his mid-30s, the prime minister also wrote that the police had been cowed by the Macpherson report – which found […]

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Source: Euro News , The Guardian

09

Dec

Four-year-old boy forced to sleep on hospital floor due to lack of beds

A four-year-old boy was forced to sleep on a hospital floor as he waited for more than eight hours in A&E. Jack Williment-Barr laid down on a coat in Leeds General Infirmary’s emergency department after being taken to hospital with suspected pneumonia. A photo showing him sleeping on the floor of a clinical treatment room has been […]

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Source: TRT Haber , Independent

27

Nov

Sajid Javid seizes his moment by saying nothing seven times

Midway through the leaders’ debate last week, Boris Johnson was asked if Sajid Javid would remain in his job if the Tories won the election. A ball of dread instantly formed in the chancellor’s stomach when Boris gave an unequivocal “Yes”. The public nod of approval from a prime minister incapable of keeping his word is […]

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Source: Sabah , The Guardian

20

Nov

‘Largest maternity scandal in NHS history’: Dozens of mothers and babies died on wards of hospital trust, leaked report reveals

Dozens of babies and three mothers died on the wards of a single hospital trust, in what is being described as the largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS, The Independent can today reveal. Clinical malpractice was allowed to continue unchecked over a period of 40 years, with repeated failings by doctors, midwives and hospital bosses, […]

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Source: Trt Haber , Independent