Work for no pay or lose benefits “Minister claims scheme improves career prospects. Young unemployed Londoners will be forced to do three months of unpaid full-time work or have their benefits cut, the Government announced today. Employment Minister Chris Grayling said 18-to-24 year old who have spent less than six months in employment since leaving [...]
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People living in sheds in east London’s borough of Newham here.
A good article in CityAm (11 April, 2012): ‘TIME FOR A FEW HOME TRUTHS ABOUT BRITAIN’S HOUSING CRISIS’ “Every so often , a piece of research comes along which is a must-read. A document yesterday from the Institute of Economic Affairs is one such report: it reveals in no uncertain terms why house prices are [...]
‘With Labour’s normally un-jingoistic leader, Michael Foot, bellowing for “action not words”, Thatcher pleaded for support for troops which, as yet, were still on British soil.’ More here.
A few years ago the Mod sold off it’s 116 jump jets to the US air force. Now the goons at the Mod are thinking of buying them back, since they have no planes for the next two aircraft carriers which are being built in Britain. Two were ordered, but only one will be needed, [...]
‘Managers of violence’ Buried in the BBC online archives is this fascinating 1974 documentary on the training of officers in the British army. Breaking in the young recruits in the early 1970s meant teaching them the dangers of home grown insurrection. The young toffs interviewed now look so young – like the children they recently [...]
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London, September 2011 The EDL marching towards their rallying point are met with a hail of abuse from counter-demonstrators, from a side alley in Aldgate. This alley is Medieval, and hidden in those nooks and crannies, damp corners, for a millenium or more, remain the residue of a city’s strife. Not far away stands emblazoned [...]
This is an article from 20 September 2004 New Statesmen By Jason Cowley and Kevin Cahill. Seems like now is a good time to revive the campaign…. A few rich people, many of them aristocrats, own 69 per cent of the land in Britain. As a result, house prices are so high, millions can’t afford [...]