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Willard Foxton is a card-carrying Tory, and in his spare time a freelance television producer, who makes current affairs films for the BBC and Channel 4. Find him on Twitter as @WillardFoxton.
Sapper Hiri left the British army expecting to receive his UK citizenship. But the Home Office decided that as he’d once received a speeding fine, he needed to be removed from Britain.
Whether it’s an attack from the right or being wrapped in cotton wool by the left, both sides speak over and for us – but neither pays any attention.
A new advertising campaign answers questions like “Can I be gay in the army?”
A zealous desire for ideological purity, the influence of TV shows like House of Cards and a gossip mill ever-hungry for content means that the youth wings of political parties can be extremely toxic places.
The Greens are a legitimate political party, with real MPs and thousands of voters. If Ukip deserve to be on the platform, so do they.
What began as an addictive game soon became more than that – and it was the friendships, not the quests, that kept players coming back for more.
From 1976 until 1988, both sides in sexual cases had anonymity. The Thatcher government – not generally known for its strong stand on women’s rights – repealed it, because it had appalling consequences.
There’s no organised “media blackout” on reporting protest marches. More often than not, they just aren’t that much of a story.
It’s one of the broadcaster’s flagship religious programmes, yet it makes religious people look unfairly crazy.