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The Weekly Roundup – 10th June 2018

This week, our contributors have written on Crypto Ratings, immigration, Birmingham's Pride parade, the US Constitution, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's customs 'backstop' and...
police-crime

Police Fail to Catch 4 out of 5 Muggers and Burglars

Official statistics show that police fail to catch four out of five muggers and burglars. Last year, 81,848 police investigations of muggings were unable to...
pride-bham

A Response to a Response (on Birmingham’s ‘Pride’ Parade)

Always the holder of unpopular thoughts, a response has been written to my article on the ‘Pride’ parade which passed through Birmingham two weekends...
migration

Immigration, Politics and a Culture on the Brink

The Windrush generation. Up until recently, a largely forgotten name for a group of people arriving in Britain to help with the post war...
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The Weekly Roundup – 3rd June 2018

UK: Wales announced this week that it is extending its smoking ban, making it illegal to smoke in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds. The purpose of...
tommy-robinson1

Stop Defending Tommy Robinson – He’s No Free Speech Martyr

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 13 months for potentially prejudicing a court case. His supporters are outraged. This is an attack of free...
pride-bham

Birmingham Pride Parade – Nothing to be Proud Of

Working in the centre of Birmingham, I see more than my fair share of preachers, performers and sellers. At the weekend, my eyes (and...
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Wales to Ban Smoking Outside Schools, Hospitals and Playgrounds

Wales is extending its smoking ban, making it illegal to smoke in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds. Anyone caught smoking in these areas...
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The Weekly Roundup – 27th May 2018

UK: This week, Jake Scott, editor of The Mallard, wrote on the effect on the UK of the sugar tax. You can read this here. US: On...
abortion

Ireland, Abortion and the Vice Grip of Liberalism in (Almost) 500 Words

As I write this article, votes are being counted in the Republic of Ireland to conclude a landmark referendum on essentially legalising abortion. As a...