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How the UK Government Creates Racist Hysteria to Create Racist Policies

"Ministers showcase their crackdown on problems they have invented themselves."
Simon Childs
9.21.17
immigration

Britain's Immigration Policy Is Just as Draconian as Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

Trump’s revised travel ban is yet to come into effect, but Theresa May has already built a wall, deported Muslims, and thrown innocent people into detention centres.
Joe Zadeh
3.14.17
News

Why Weed Won't Be Legal in the UK Anytime Soon

A new report came out today arguing for regulated legalization, but it's going to take more than suggestions to achieve real policy change.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.21.16
Stuff

VICE Exclusive: These British Police Forces Have Stopped Arresting Drug Users

If successful, the pilot schemes could signal the first steps towards the decriminalisation of drugs in Britain.
Max Daly
10.19.16
News

Protesters Picketed the UK Burger Bar That Helped Deport Its Immigrant Workers

They relished the opportunity to hold the chain to account.
Dan Hancox, Photos by Chris Bethell
8.2.16
Stuff

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
5.14.16
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
2.17.16
News

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
11.9.15
News

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
7.14.15
Stuff

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
6.10.15
Stuff

If the British Government Wants to End Female Genital Mulitation, Why Is It Returning a 'Cutter' Back to the 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
6.1.15
News

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
4.20.15