Far-right agitator Tommy Robinson has a talent for making headlines—and probably nothing else. Whether he is harassing journalists, disclosing sensitive court materials, advising the leader of UKIP, or running for election as an MEP, it is hard to avoid his presence in news media.
Collapse of Britain’s biggest payday lender!
12 March 2019
The payday lender giant is on the verge of shutdown. It has stopped accepting new loan applications, and is fighting off a swamping amount of compensation claims from its customers.
How Do We Address Our Knife Crime Crisis?
3 March 2019
Recent reporting has highlighted a disheartening rise in the number of knife crimes, particularly in England and Wales. Cuts to police numbers, higher secondary school exclusion rates and the increase of drug dealing operations are likely among the contributory causes.
Banning drill: Deprivation, violence, and a failure of engagement
28 February 2019
Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Police secured two suspended nine-month prison sentences for 21-year-old drill rappers Skengdo and AM, after they breached a gang injunction banning them from performing a song.
Will El Chapo ever be stopped?
28 February 2019
Sixty-one-year-old Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán has been found guilty of multiple drug-related offences and sentenced to life imprisonment at a New York federal court after an eleven-week trial.
Gucci CEO faces blackface backlash: ‘We made a mistake, a Big One’.
25 February 2019
Gucci has been one of the latest fashion brands to have issued an apology after social media users pointed out its latest sweater’s resemblance to blackface.
Jails in England and Wales contain a disproportionate number of youths from BAME backgrounds. This is the result of flaws in the justice system that urgently need to be addressed.
Instagram bans graphic self-harm images
12 February 2019
The father of Molly Russell, a teenager who took her own life after being exposed to self-harm images shared on Instagram, has argued that the popular social media platform 'helped kill’ his daughter. Instagram have since taken steps to reduce graphic content on their platform.
Universal Credit: ‘not fit for purpose’?
1 February 2019
Universal credit has proven highly controversial, with reports of astronomical overspending, administrative problems, and ministers ‘in denial’.
Overdraft fees: A broken system—and hopes of reform
30 January 2019
Earlier this year, headlines were made when it was announced that Lloyds Banking Group, which controls around a quarter of all current accounts, has introduced new charges on overdrafts. This would leave anyone borrowing less than £4,100 worse off and make borrowing more complicated.
McDonald’s Big Mac trade mark revoked
28 January 2019
McDonald’s has been deprived of the ‘Big Mac’ trade mark in a ruling of the European Union Intellectual Property Office earlier this year. The American giant was challenged by Irish fast food chain Supermac’s. The company sued McDonald’s on the grounds that the patented use of terms ‘Mc’ and ‘Big Mac’ is hindering its expansion across Europe.