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How the Government Creates Racist Hysteria to Create Racist Policies

"Ministers showcase their crackdown on problems they have invented themselves."
Simon Childs

Why Britain Isn't Going to Legalise Cannabis Any Time Soon

A new report came out today arguing for regulated legalisation, but it's going to take more than suggestions to achieve real policy change.
Tshepo Mokoena

Living in Exile in Your Twenties When You're Wanted by the Taliban

Asylum seekers who make it out of Afghanistan as children are protected by law, but things change once you turn 18.
Sam Bright; Illustrations: Ella Strickland de Sou
VICE Long Reads

What It's Like to Be Trafficked and Forced into Modern Slavery

"K," a Hungarian man in his mid-30s, was taken to the UK and forced into slavery before escaping and going undercover to help others do the same.
Michael Segalov

What Do Former Spies Think of the UK's Sweeping Surveillance Bill?

"The government isn't interested in you unless you're doing something really bad. Ninety-nine-point-ninety-nine percent of the population are of no interest."
Charlie Gilmour

Should UK Citizens Be Scared of Their New Internet Surveillance Bill?

Web companies could be made to store their users' internet browsing history for a year.
Nicole Kobie

The Plight of Immigrant Offenders Kicked Out of the UK Before They Can Appeal

"Deport first, appeal later" legislation means immigrants who commit minor crimes can only appeal after they've already been removed and, in many cases, left destitute.
Philip Kleinfeld

A Look Inside the British Government's Legal Highs Lab

We spent a day at ground zero for the UK's new war on synthetic drugs.
Rob McCallum

If the British Government Wants to End Female Genital Mutilation, Why Is It Returning a 'Cutter' Back to Gambia?

Gambian refugee Maimuna Jawo applied for UK asylum to campaign for the rights of FGM survivors and future victims, but she feels the government has treated her like a criminal.
Charlotte England

The Stoners Fighting for Legal Weed in the UK

As the UK elections approach, the two major parties are both committed to prohibition, even though polls show that half of all Brits are in favor of cannabis decriminalization.
Nick Chowdrey, Photos: Jake Lewis

The UK Asylum System Is Officially Terrible

As a Parliamentary inquiry laid into the unlimited detention of migrants, we spoke to a Nigerian who the UK Home Office refuses to believe is a lesbian, because she has children.
Ben Gelblum

What Is Happening to Former Jihadists When They Return to Britain?

​The mother of a returned British jihadist who fought for the Islamic State warns that other former jihadists in Britain are "walking time bombs" because of the lack of government support.
Ryan Fletcher