Tag: social cohesion

The Burning Tower Of Babel…

We should not assume that everyone would like to speak English in an emergency. London W11 is where all parts of the globe meet to form a very unique and special part of the capital. Is Lily Allen concerning herself…

It Might Sound Harsh, But This Is A Good Thing

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said that despite an above-inflation increase in the “national living wage”, low-income families were falling further behind a minimum income standard. The thinktank said less generous in-work benefits had made life tougher for all low-income…

They Can Barely Contain Their Glee…

The heroic “lion of London Bridge” has been caught on camera launching a racist tirade at a group of protesters. Yippee! Racism! He’s clearly a bad ‘un! We knew it when she shouted abuse at those poor misunderstood terrorists! …newly…

He’s Got My Confidence, And Isn’t That All That Should Matter?

The ‘Guardian’ is quick to get its objection in before he’s even sat down: Among his more controversial cases was a decision allowing Westminster council to rehouse a tenant 50 miles away in Milton Keynes. It was later overturned by…

Representing The Community…

A Met Police officer has become the first “bi-gender” officer in Britain. It comes after Scotland Yard launched a diversity initiative encouraging officers to “be themselves at work”. The officer now has two warrant cards, one in their male name…

Overreach – It’s Always The End Game…

Most protest movements and support societies start out with a genuine cause, an injustice to right, a recognition to achieve. But eventually, they all end up the same way: Trans-activists are enjoying huge success in their campaign to re-invent our…

Still Not Getting It….

Dan Roberts tours America for the ‘Guardian’: Even in the supposedly cosmopolitan US capital, there is sometimes shockingly little tolerance. A block from the White House, I stood behind a man in McDonalds who was berating the Spanish-speaking, minimum wage…

The State Is Perfectly Happy To Upset People…

…providing they are the right people: It can’t feel particularly pleasant to have that letter drop on your doormat, but the NHS has issued templates to local authorities, stressing that they should be “non-judgmental” and “positively phrased”. The potential to…

Maybe You Can’t Be Too Rich…

…but it appears you can be too thin. Giles Fraser in the ‘Guardian’: The old Labour party HQ used to be in my parish, on the Walworth Road, just by Elephant and Castle in London. In 1997, Tony Blair moved…

Proper Planning Prevents….

….well, we all know, don’t we? Head teacher Mark Elms wrote to parents to say the nursery, reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils would not be able to come in. He said: “Please accept my sincere apologies for the…