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Pro-Palestine posters on Balfour centenary ‘censored’ by London transport authority

Transport for London (TfL) has been accused of censorship after refusing to allow campaigners to display posters giving the Palestinian perspective on the Balfour Declaration. The posters were designed to mark the 100th anniversary of the colonial-era document that led to the creation of Israel. The declaration, signed on November 2, 1917, saw then-foreign secretary […]

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Foreign takeovers: Does Britain think Chinese companies threaten its national security?

British companies could receive added protection from foreign takeovers under new government proposals – just months after Theresa May cast doubt on a nuclear-power-station deal with China. The proposals have been presented as being “in the interests of national security.” May suspended progress on a nuclear-power plant being built in Somerset, in which the Chinese […]

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Headmaster apologizes for gender-neutral toilets that made pupils ‘uncomfortable’

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 14:36 A headmaster at one of Britain’s top schools has been forced to apologize for introducing gender-neutral toilets. Earlier in the year he was criticized for allowing boys to wear skirts as part of their school uniform. Adam Pettit oversaw the conversion of toilets at Highgate School in North London […]

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Robot invasion of Britain: Map shows areas most at risk of automation

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:27 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:32 As robots march ever closer to making humans obsolete in the workplace, a report has emerged mapping out which areas around the UK are likely to suffer most from automation. According to Future Advocacy, one-fifth of jobs in all of Britain’s 650 constituencies […]

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‘Is UK’s demonization of Russia the geopolitical blunder of a generation?’ MP asks Boris Johnson

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:16 Britain cannot pinpoint any specific Russian cyberattacks on the UK, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has conceded. Compounding his embarrassment, Johnson was asked whether the “demonization” of Russia is therefore the “geopolitical blunder of a generation.” Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson claimed while “the Russians have […]

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Tom ‘two-dinners’ Watson joins Guantanamo solidarity hunger strike

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 11:45 Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has gone on a hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Watson will go without food and will drink only water as he protests against the treatment of Ahmed Rabbani and Khalid Qasim in the US-controlled prison in Cuba. According to reports, […]

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Charitable aid convoys to Syria ‘abused’ to fund terrorism, regulator warns

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 10:37 Aid convoys to conflict areas may be passing on charitable funds to terrorist groups, the Charity Commission has warned. The regulator said the convoys could be “abused” by terrorist supporters wanting to help extremist groups through money and other resources. The Commission called on charities adopting them to carry […]

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