Simon Childs

Politics

Keir Starmer Appeals to Patriotism and Distances Himself from Corbyn

The Labour leader delivered his digital conference speech as one of his shadow cabinet members indicated he will ditch promises made during his leadership election.
Simon Childs
9.22.20
protest

XR Protesters 'Going Floppy' When Arrested a 'Flipping Nuisance', Says Top Cop

The deputy commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police called the tactic "a complete pain in the neck".
Simon Childs
9.17.20
police

UK Police Can't Search You Just Because You Smell of Weed, Watchdog Says

Two-thirds of stop and searches are conducted under the pretext of drugs searches.
Simon Childs
9.11.20
Politics

'Tax the Rich', Say Tory Voters

A new report shows growing support for taxes on wealth to fund public services, including among people who voted Conservative at the last election.
Simon Childs
9.10.20
Grenfell

A List of Every Government Delay to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Three years on from the devastating fire, survivors are still waiting for justice.
Simon Childs
9.9.20
police

Police Threatened Anti-Racist Activist Under Serious Crime Powers for Organising a Protest

Ken Hinds had to take legal action after London's Metropolitan Police threatened him for organising a demonstration.
Simon Childs
8.28.20
police

No Cops Charged Over Death of Oldham Dad Andre Moura in Police Custody

A witness claims he saw police knee Andre Moura in the head 'several times' before he was restrained. He later died in custody.
Simon Childs
8.26.20
Borders

Asylum Seeker Mercy Baguma Found Dead in Glasgow Next to 'Starving' Baby

The UK government is facing calls for an inquiry after the death in Scotland.
Simon Childs
8.25.20

It's Official: Women Leaders Dealt With Covid Better

A study has suggested that women leaders' more empathetic communication style contributed to fewer coronavirus deaths.
Simon Childs
8.20.20
Black Lives Matter

Majority of BAME Brits Want to Defund the Police, Study Finds

Respondents said the money should instead be spent on youth work, social care and mental health services.
Simon Childs
8.20.20
migration

'We Knew This Would Happen': Refugee Groups Blast Government After Man Drowns

A Sudanese refugee has drowned trying to reach the UK, French authorities have announced.
Simon Childs
8.19.20
police

Black Police Officer Pulled Over While Driving Accuses London Police of Racial Profiling

Charles Ehikioya has been with The Met Police for 22 years, and now plans to sue the force.
Simon Childs
8.18.20
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