Tag: social cohesion

Still Not Getting It….

Dan Roberts tours America for the ‘Guardian’: Even in the supposedly cosmopolitan US capital, there is sometimes shockingly little tolerance. A block from the White House, I stood behind a man in McDonalds who was berating the Spanish-speaking, minimum wage…

The State Is Perfectly Happy To Upset People…

…providing they are the right people: It can’t feel particularly pleasant to have that letter drop on your doormat, but the NHS has issued templates to local authorities, stressing that they should be “non-judgmental” and “positively phrased”. The potential to…

Maybe You Can’t Be Too Rich…

…but it appears you can be too thin. Giles Fraser in the ‘Guardian’: The old Labour party HQ used to be in my parish, on the Walworth Road, just by Elephant and Castle in London. In 1997, Tony Blair moved…

Proper Planning Prevents….

….well, we all know, don’t we? Head teacher Mark Elms wrote to parents to say the nursery, reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils would not be able to come in. He said: “Please accept my sincere apologies for the…

What Am I Missing..?

A stretch of the A20 Sidcup bypass near Crittall’s Corner was closed last night after a horse escaped onto the dual carriageway. The black and white animal was spotted horsing around on the eastbound carriageway at around 9pm. Oh, ha…

Yes, Feminists, Do Continue To Whinge…

…about ‘microaggressions’ and ‘mansplaining’: “Most of the residents of Florence Court called 999 and police and ambulance came. “Then, more and more people of all ages continued to arrive, some of which were with water pistols. “Police, three of them,…

Working As Intended…

They don’t need to actually prove you were breaking the law in court any more: Eventually Mr Flint, who insisted he was within his rights and says he showed the footage to the officer to prove nothing was amiss, was…

Doesn’t Compute…

Hackney’s top police chief has admitted his force can’t get to grips with the borough’s knife culture. Maybe you aren’t speaking to the right people? Speaking at a passionate public debate on how to make Hackney safer, Det Ch Supt…