December 2016

'Why stars are right to boycott Trump inauguration events'

Donald Trump wants top celebrities to perform at his presidential inaugural events next month. In fact, Trump's former campaign manager and now adviser Kellyanne Conway even made a plea on national TV a few weeks ago, asking Justin Timberlak ...

Religious belief 'plummets after horrors of 2016'

Terrorist attacks, controversial election results, and the deaths of a string of beloved celebrities might have caused many to lose faith in God, a recent poll suggests.According to a YouGov poll for the Times, a total of 4 percent of Britons lost t ...

'Britain's dwindling community press is threat to local democracy'

England’s first halfpenny morning paper, The Northern Echo, comprised just four pages in the late nineteenth century, two of which were given over to advertisements.But this lack of space didn’t stop Wiliam Thomas Stead – its ...

Brutal UK welfare sanctions leaves people starving at Christmas

There's never a good time for somebody to be sanctioned by the Jobcentre, but when it happens at Christmas, it's particularly vicious. This is something prominent Twitter user "I'm a JSA claimant" knows only too well.In December 2014 ...

Casey Review 'offers nothing new on equality and integration'

Dame Louise Casey has officially reinvented the wheel.  In her "review into opportunity and integration", there is a persistent figure: the Muslim woman – particularly the Pakistani and/or Bangladeshi Muslim woman – who is simul ...

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn challenged to defend his Black allies

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies in the Asian community last night threw down the gauntlet to the Labour leader to put his weight behind a campaign to reinstate into party membership two leading Black activists.Black and Jewish campaigner Jackie ...

Funds needed for shocking new 'killer' loneliness film

Filmmakers are urgently seeking cash to produce a new documentary that exposes the often tragic circumstances of homelessness, loneliness and isolation – particularly among the elderly – which is behind the huge rise in paupers&r ...