Andrew Gilligan

I Know About Islamic Radicals... I Was Attacked by One

Stephen Timms | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Timms

I am not blind to the dangers of Islamic extremism. I have been a victim of it myself. But to allow the development of a confident British Muslim community - contributing fully to and at home in the United Kingdom - we need to encourage bright young people like Muddassar Ahmed to play as full a part as we can.

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Duke | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering

The Criminalisation of Islam in The British Media

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

The coordinated propaganda against Islam in the media is occurring for a reason, and that reason is to fan Islamophobia in order to create an atmosphere of hate, distrust, suspicion and fear of Muslims.

Prof James Curran: 'We Want to Shrink the Media Moguls'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

The Media Reform Coalition are pressing for something Curran refers to as the "elephant in the room". A 15 percent cap on cross-media ownership, giving up 20 percent of any given news market to public service obligations, and in the case of the 15 percent threshold, diluting share ownership to further undermine the power of publishers.

Why the 'Daily Telegraph' And 'Daily Mail' Are Wrong About Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Having researched Islamophobia and anti-Muslim phenomena for more than a decade, I've come to realise that for some people the 'number' of incidents are far more important than the reality of the lives of those affected.

Do We Have the Political Ambition to 'Get Britain Cycling'?

Adam Stones | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Stones

Levels of cycling in Britain are amongst the lowest across Europe - only 2% of us use a bike as our main method of getting around. In the Netherlands, 20 times more journeys are made by bike by people under 17 than in the UK. And the main reason for this is the perceived lack of safety.

Ken Livingstone Calls Journalist Liar, Claims He Indirectly Killed Government Scientist

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone reacted angrily when challenged over his campaign adverts labelling Boris Johnson a pickpocket for the London mayor's tube fare hikes ...

Occupy London Stock Exchange Begins, Where will it end?

Jason Reed | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

The global Occupy protests are an organic democratic procedure that has been born out of pure frustration for the current political, media and economic climate. It's more than possible that we are in uncharted territory with history giving us no lessons on how this global movement will conclude.