Politics

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman

Harvey Weinstein: Predator or sex addict?

After his sacking from his own company, Harvey Weinstein said that he was going into rehab to deal with his addiction to sex. He hoped that his peers and society would give him a second chance. In the past, careers blighted by things like drug and sustance abuse, the celebrity […]

Trying to understand Islamic radicalization

Trying to understand radicalization

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on children attending the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, I turned on the radio to listen to LBC – the London-based talk radio station as people phoned in to comment on the event. I was particularly interested in two callers – male and […]

Tasha Reign posing

Porn star Tasha Reign campaigns against California’s Proposition 60

Porn star and feminist supporter of Hilary Clinton, Tasha Reign has hit the campaign trail. She is targeting California’s young voters by speaking to students at universities. Tasha – real name¬†Rachel Swimmer, however, is not campaigning for Hilary but against the US state of Carlifornia’s Proposition 60. So what is […]

World War 3

Is World War 3 already underway?

Some commentators have pointed to certain events as evidence that World War 3 is already under way or that such a conflagration is only round the corner. Is there any truth to this assertion? To answer this, we look at some of the things that have been described as evidence […]

Inequality in the UK

UK is one of the most unequal developed countries in the world

Oxfam’s latest poverty report makes grim reading for anyone involved campaigning against poverty in the UK. The UK has now been declared one of the most unequal developed countries in the world – a truly dubious position for a country with the fifth largest economy in the world. Apparently things […]

Microbeads found in several household products

Toxic microbeads in UK fish

Researchers have discovered an alarming build-up of toxic plastic microbeads in fish and other marine life in the English Channel and waters around the UK. The team from the School of Marine Science and Engineering, at Plymouth University found widespread contamination of cod, haddock, mackerel and shellfish by microbeads, which […]

Racist Chinese advert

Racist Chinese Advert?

An advert for Chinese detergent Qiaobi appears to have caused outrage to people around the world. In the advert a Chinese woman is loading her laundry when a black man enters the area cat whistling in order to get her attention. She then beckons to him and forces him into […]

Erdogan and goat

Erdogan sleeps with goats says former London Mayor Boris Johnson

Former mayor of London Boris Johnson has won a competition organised by the Spectator magazine for writing the most offensive poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr Johnson won the prize of ¬£1,000 for the poem which involves Erdogan having sex with a goat. In his poem, Boris Johnson […]

The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers – offshore accounts scandal

What are the Panama Papers? The so-called Panama Papers are 11 million confidential files obtained by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), who shared the information with representative news outlets around the world including the BBC and the Guardian. The leaked […]

FBI vs Apple

FBI Crack Terrorist’s Encrypted iPhone

FBI vs Apple FBI:1 Apple:0 So the FBI have successfully unlocked San Bernardino gunman and ISIS sympathiser Syed Farook’s iPhone without Apple’s help; a court filing stated the government had successfully accessed the data, but did not elaborate on what information it managed to recover. Farook and his wife Tashfeen […]