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Extinction Rebellion labelled as ‘extremist’ in police document

Counter-terrorism police in the South-East came under fire recently as an official safeguarding programme included Extinction Rebellion (XR) on an official list of dangerous extremist groups earlier this month. Anti-extremism police members placed XR alongside neo-Nazi and pro-terrorist Islamist groups in the anti-radicalisation program Prevent. The since-amended error, concerning a 12-page guide that stands as […]

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From Nigeria to Norway: can the penal system be done right?

Regarding vastly antithetical prison systems one can look no further than the contrast between Nigeria and Norway. Whilst Nigeria uses its prisons as a means of removing ‘criminals’ from the rest of society with little consideration of their welfare, Norwegian prisons put prisoner wellbeing first, with both approaches generating very different results. The question of […]

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Rising hate crime should not be associated with pro-Brexit rhetoric

Police have warned against a predicted spike in hate crime upon the expected British exit from the European Union in March, mirroring the rise initially seen after the referendum in 2016. As unfortunate as this may be, it would be wrong to tarnish those that voted leave or the Brexit project as a whole for […]

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‘Self-injection rooms’ a pioneering step in the War on Drugs

Glasgow is notorious for its long and complicated history of drug addiction. Once dubbed the UK’s heroin capital, the council have approved its first ‘self-injection room’ for drug users. Proponents of the scheme hope it will help clean up Glasgow’s streets and reduce crime. The war on drugs in Scotland is now over.   Whilst […]

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What Remains

Tim Weaver’s What Remains is the latest addition to the atmospheric and suspenseful series about the cases taken on by missing persons investigator, David Raker. The success of the story lies in the fact that, even taken out of the context of the series of which it is a part, it seems to be the […]