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Why did top Tories share platform with Hindu nationalist who wants Muslim birth-rate controls?

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 17:29 British government figures appeared alongside a Hindu nationalist who has a history of anti-Islamic rhetoric. His views include calling on the UN to control Muslim birth rates and blaming the Rohingya for the Myanmar crisis. Tapan Ghosh, a member of the Indian far-right Hindu Samhati party, spoke at an event titled ‘Tolerating the Intolerant’ ...

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Veteran BBC reporter ridiculed after saying Britain ‘doesn’t feel like my country now’

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 16:05 Veteran BBC reporter John Simpson has taken to Twitter to bemoan the “current viciousness in British public life” and claim Britain no longer feels “like my country.” His comments were mocked on social media, with many accusing him of fueling hysteria. The BBC World Affairs editor said “decent folk” are being deported from the ...

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Thatcher cabinet tried to ‘cover up’ role in 2,400 deaths from AIDS, Hepatitis C – documents

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 15:23 Senior ministers in Margaret Thatcher’s government tried to cover up the contaminated blood scandal that led to the deaths of over 2,400 from AIDS and Hepatitis C, newly-released documents show. The papers, uncovered by campaigner Jason Evans and published by Sky News, show how ministers sought to reduce any financial aid to the victims ...

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Man bites dog: ‘I cooked it, fed it to other dog with some onions,’ N. Ireland court is told

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 11:45 A man has been convicted of killing and cooking his dog before feeding the animal to another pet. A jury deliberated for five minutes before finding the defendant guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to the animal. Last December, 27-year-old Dominic O’Connor – formerly William Mocsari, of Kircubbin, County Down – used a leash to ...

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Labour suspends MP Jared O’Mara over misogynistic jokes about rape & teenage girls

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 12:23 Jared O’Mara, an MP accused of making homophobic and misogynistic remarks, has been suspended by Labour, the party says. O’Mara is said to have made rape jokes, branded British women “fatties” and called a woman he met on a dating app an “ugly b***h.” The 36-year-old Sheffield Hallam MP, who was elected this year, ...

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Parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’ tell RT their son has been ‘left to rot’ in Syria (VIDEO)

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 11:14 The parents of ‘Jihadi Jack,’ a British man accused of fighting for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, are protesting at the government’s response to their son’s plight. They claim he infiltrated the terrorist group from the inside and has now been “left to rot.” John Letts and Sally Lane have been protesting ...

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Half of British women, 20% of men sexually harassed at work – survey

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 08:20 More than half of British women and one out of five men have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace or place of study, according to a survey. The vast majority of them did not report the incident. Some 53 percent of women and 20 percent of men said they suffered some form of sexual ...

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Hug a jihadi or prosecute hate preachers? UK counter-terror watchdog sends mixed messages

Hate preachers in Britain should not be jailed unless they have committed or plotted an act of violence, according to the Government’s independent reviewer of counter-terrorism legislation. Max Hill QC, who last week said British Islamic State (IS) fighters should be reintegrated into society, says tough new laws to clamp down on hate speech is “quite wrong.” Hill, who seems ...

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Is the killing British ISIS fighters the ‘only option’?

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 20:15 As the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group nears collapse, questions remain over the fate of the group’s UK-born fighters. Some 130 Britons who have travelled to Iraq and Syria fight for IS have already been killed, according to MI5. In line with the UK government’s policy, conservative Foreign Office Minister Rory Stewart ...

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Is austerity leaving Britain wide open to attack? Tories keep dodging the question

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 18:52 The UK government plans to scrap naval ships and slash 1,000 Royal Marines despite Downing Street’s public denial. Massive cuts to the navy are expected as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) looks to save £30 billion ($ 27 billion). Asked directly on Monday whether 1,000 Royal Marines will be axed as a result of ...

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