Category Archive: News, news, news

‘Being Gay and Asian led me to depression’: how discrimination against South Asian gay men is a cause of mental health illnesses

In the wake of the Dewani trial, a man tells me how he felt depression and anxiety for being Asian and gay because of prevalent discrimination against homosexuals in the South Asian community. On Monday… Continue reading

Let Blanc in or ban him?

‘Make Girls BEG To Sleep With You After SHORT-CIRCUITING Their Emotional And Logical Mind Into A Million Reasons Why They Should.’ I don’t know if I should be happy Julien Blanc capitalised the word ‘Girls’… Continue reading

The poppy is history in the making

Never has wearing a poppy been so controversial. The shocking aerosol attack on a 15-year-old poppy seller in Manchester has instigated fear while the apparent politicisation of the poppy by politicians who have been… Continue reading

WEDNESDAY’S WORLD NEWS UPDATES: MY VIEWS

Bringing you a rounded update of the news by collating information from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top stories. 1. The number of rapes reported to and recorded by… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Bringing you a rounded update of the news by collating information from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top stories. 1. Liberal Democrat Party conference places mental health as its… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Bringing you a rounded update of the news by collating information from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top stories. 1. Conservative Party Conference. David Cameron announced tax cuts that… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Bringing you a rounded update of the news by collating information from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top stories. 1. Labour Party annual conference. On Tuesday 23rd, Ed Miliband discussed… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Bringing you a rounded view of the news by collating stories from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top news stories. 1. The role of the media in… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Bringing you a rounded view of the news by collating stories from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top news stories. 1. What Independence really means for all… Continue reading

We are all human

The ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Israel are no doubt affecting people around the world. Living in the UK and now under ‘severe’ threat of a terrorist attack, we may have… Continue reading

The fear of seeming racist is racist and preventing integration

On Wednesday 27th August, it was reported that 1,400 girls were victims of abuse. Authorities had known for 16 years but did nothing because they feared that speaking out against the perpetrators who… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Bringing you a rounded view of the news by collating stories from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top news stories. Rotherham council cover up child abuse. Authorities… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Bringing you a rounded view of the news by collating stories from various publications and broadcasters, and sharing my opinion on this week’s top news stories. Journalist James Foley killed by extremists. On… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Updates: My Views

Wednesday’s Weekly News Update: My Views Many of today’s front pages pay tribute to the iconic actor Robin Williams who has died at the age of 63. On Monday 11th August, Williams was… Continue reading

Wednesday’s World News Update: My Views

Boris Johnson says he will ‘in all probability’ stand as MP at the 2015 general election. My most memorable Boris moments are when he hosted the Olympics, banned alcohol on public transport, and… Continue reading

Bring Back Our Girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8p690EYSE As part of my dance class, we discuss issues girls face. One of the biggest issues is the right to education so we joined in with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign with the hope… Continue reading

The Real Reasons for UKIP’s Rise

Culminating aggression, racism, sexism and Islamaphobia begs the question: why has the UK Independence Party’s popularity increased? Immigration and welfare are the two major issues concerning the nation. After the triple recession, the… Continue reading

Politics, People and Power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMTn8StxxU4 On many recent discussion and debate shows, young people have aired the same concerns – that the government is neither for them, with them or about them. Disengaged in politics because of… Continue reading

Big Fish, Small Fried Town

Yes, that’s right. Big fish, small fried town not big fried fish, small town. This week, I visited the beautiful city of Bristol where small shops line the clean streets and although the… Continue reading

One Street, the State Welfare, a Nation in Uproar

One of the questions on BBC Question Time was: Is Benefits Street an example of “Broken Britain” and what can be done to stop people living off of the state. Channel 4’s Benefits… Continue reading