Simon Childs

News

How Will Scrapping 'Soft Subjects' Like Art History Affect British Education?

A panel of writers looks at what the government's move to bin Art History A-levels could mean for the way we look at schooling and work.
VICE Staff
10.13.16
Stuff

We Did a Bar Crawl of the Tory Conference's Parties

It's very easy to eat and drink for completely free if you don't mind listening to corporate lobbyists bore on about the wonder of vaping.
Simon Childs
10.4.16
News

I Tried to Find Out What Brexit Means at Tory Conference

"Brexit means Brexit", but what does that really mean?
Simon Childs
10.3.16
BRITAIN = ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yes We Voted to Leave the EU – But Hey, It's Not All Bad!

Maybe we can console ourselves with one or all of these potential positives?
Simon Childs
6.24.16
Generation Fucked Update

Whether We Leave the EU or Not, Young People Are Still Screwed

This week, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan told everyone why young people would lose out if we left the EU.
Simon Childs
4.1.16
News

We Saw Pegida UK's Damp and Dull Anti-Islamic March in Birmingham

About 200 people trudged in silence in the rain, held up placards reading 'Trump is right' and heard ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson speak.
Simon Childs
2.7.16
News

We Saw Fascists and Anti-Fascists Make Each Other Bleed in Dover

Dodging rock missiles on a Saturday afternoon, as neo-Nazis demonstrated against immigration and anti-fascists protested in response.
Simon Childs
1.31.16
News

Why David Cameron's Pledge to Take 20,000 Syrian Refugees Is Pathetic

For a start, Germany just took 10,000 in the space of a day.
Simon Childs
9.8.15
Stuff

Inside Hackney Council's War On Clubbing

Why has the borough said that new nightclubs are "not considered appropriate"?
Simon Childs
7.31.15
Stuff

Why the Outrage About 'Britain's Hardest Grafter' Is Misplaced Bullshit

There's nothing dystopian about the BBC's latest slice of "poverty porn" – it's just the grim reality of life in Cameron's Britain. That's what we should really be getting mad about.
Simon Childs
5.28.15
News

We Saw Protesters Storm West London Westfield Last Night

Seventy-seven were arrested in the Eric Garner solidarity "die-in".
Simon Childs
12.11.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

The Prosecutor

Morris Davis was the third Chief Prosecutor of the Guantánamo military commissions. His job was to direct the efforts to prosecute the detainees.
Simon Childs
11.10.14
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