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How the UK Government's Racist Hysteria Creates Racist Policy

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

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

Some Police in the UK Have Stopped Arresting Drug Users

For several months, police units in the UK have been operating "diversion" schemes which have resulted in scores of drug users avoiding court, jail, and a criminal record.
Max Daly

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

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