The Pride Flag Has No Grey

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth McGregor

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. That wasn't so long ago. Not so long ago it was a crime to be gay. Not so long ago people couldn't bear to acknowledge it to family, friends, society, even themselves. And here we were on the streets of Brighton, lovers openly embracing, revellers adorned in whatever the hell they liked, and there was nothing but love.

Getting To Grips With A Cow's Milk Allergy

Laura Forwood | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Forwood

Cow's milk allergy can be difficult to identify as the symptoms are often general and non-specific and may or may not be immediate. I've seen children react within minutes of having milk and others react hours or even days later, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.

Stop Making Excuses For The Racists Who Voted Trump

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

History repeats itself. The day after the Brexit referendum, left-leaning publications rushed to justify the vote as an anti-establishment revolt by t...

Homophobia In The British Asian Community Is Rising

Harjeet Johal | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Harjeet Johal

I'll be damned if I am going to change them now. I'm sorry Nottingham, you are just going to have to deal with my oversized hips for a while longer. I cannot give in to tyranny. But it will take more than sartorial stubbornness to push him toward acceptance.

Anjem Choudary's Conviction Is A Victory For Tolerance

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

For too long we have allowed people to incite hate and to further radicalism in the misguided and dangerous belief that freedom of speech is sacrosanct - whatever the cost. Freedom of expression is essential in any liberal democracy, but this ruling acknowledges that there must be a limit.

This Eid We Are Determined to Celebrate Togetherness

Qari Asim | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Qari Asim

Eid marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Celebrated by Muslims in the UK and around the world, it is a time when families and friends come t...

Stand and Be Counted

Dana Alexander | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK
Dana Alexander

Is it just me or is the world slowly becoming a shittier place? When terms like "social justice warrior" and "feminist" are pejorative, know that you are living in a world that is in regression. I am exhausted by the casual yet subtle racism, sexism and homophobia I see every single day, and frankly I am tired of ignoring it for the sake of grace. What does tolerance and diversity really mean? And how do these concepts shape our ideas and communities?

Intolerant, Moi?

Mr Pickwick | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

The digestively grumpy state I have a now achieved has caused me to embrace the world of careful eating and there is much I dislike about it.

A Positive Interpretation of Intolerance on the Tube

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

This story indeed illustrates one man's prejudice, but also shows plenty of folks are unwilling to allow such prejudice. Properly understood, this story is about working people, on their way home to see their families, who decided not to tolerate one man's intolerance. And that's kind of lovely. And I feel optimistic.

I'm Dreaming of a Beige Christmas - Why Ukip Can Suck It!

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

I hope people just think that Ukip are 'silly' and their increasing bundle of blunders will result in their downfall. But I genuinely fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg, we are on the verge of a major race, class and culture clash.

The Destruction Of Dapper Laughs Has Exposed the Ugly Illiberalism of Modern-Day Liberals

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Brendan O'Neill

For making a few offensive, off-colour jokes about women and sex, Dapper Laughs has been chased off TV, off university campuses and off theatre stages across the country by a fuming mob of self-righteous commentators, feminist campaigners, angry tweeters and student censors.

The Faith School - A Problem for Society?

Shohana Khan | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Shohana Khan

We are seeing a discussion develop since the alleged case of Trojan Horse in Birmingham, of the shunning of faith in education. And thus seeing the increasing scrutiny of the faith school.

Europe's Problem With Far-Right Violence

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

We aim to start a conversation on how Europe can engage directly with the problem of far-right extremism. It is a conversation about solutions.

Islamophobia Is Real

Farida Ahmed | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

What is Islamophobia? It is an irrational fear and hatred of Muslims categorized as an identifiable group. Islamophobia is becoming an 'elephant in the room' - it is an actual phenomenon that has gained significant momentum in Europe over the last decade.

The Campaign to Ban the Veil Is Only the Latest Attack on the Muslim Community

John Wight | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The latest manifestation of this campaign centres on the veil, or niqab, worn by a minority of Muslim women in Britain but recently inflated to assume the status of a threat to society. It is a campaign which has drawn support from both right and left of the mainstream political spectrum and commentariat, justified on the basis of women's rights, security, and/or progress.

Immigrants Must Be to Blame for Everything

Bob Morgan | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Ordinary immigrants coming into the UK did not invent numerous devious ways of lending and re-lending useless loans to get rich people even richer which we now know led to the banking collapse and the near ruining of our economy - but you would think they did the way people are piling in.

Fussy Eater or Food Intolerance?

Christine Bailey | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Bailey

Food intolerance is actually really common. Allergy UK estimates that up to 45% of people in the UK develop food intolerance, and the incidence of diagnosis is increasing in the younger population.

Are We More or Less Tolerant?

John Howe | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
John Howe

Is intolerance on the up? Pessimists would say yes.

Careful Scrutiny of Olympic Park Preaching is Required

Rupert Sutton | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Rupert Sutton

As people from all over the world arrive in London to cheer on their athletes at the Olympic Games, the opportunity for religious organisations to spread their word is one which appears to be too good to miss.

Islamophobia: Europe's New Political Disease

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

A new wave of anti-Muslim intolerance and antagonism is sweeping Europe. The far right political gains seen in some parts of the continent are alarming. Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and extreme right parties seem to be cashing in on economic hardship and austerity measures. In a blinkered world of 'us' and 'them' they have found in Europe's Muslim citizens the 'others'.

Homophobic Speakers on Campus Highlight Importance of Challenging Intolerance

Rupert Sutton | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

The debate that surrounds the issue of extremism on university campuses is one which is frequently framed in political language, examining the dangers of Islamist radicalisation or the influence of the Far-Right. Challenging the spread of homophobia by religious speakers is something which often receives less attention, yet is an equally prevalent problem.

Integration and Prevent 2.0: Are They a Break From the Past or More of the Same?

Nick Micinski | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Back in June 2011, the government presented their policy on counter terrorism - sold to us as the new Prevent strategy (what I call Prevent 2.0)- which supposedly signified a radical shift from Labour's approach to stopping extremism.

Peanut Allergies – Have Scientists Finally Found A Cure?

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists from the Northwestern University in Chicago have come one step closer to developing a potential cure for peanut allergies, by creating an i...

Human Rights Watchdog: Let Travellers Stay

PA | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK

Europe's human rights watchdog has called for the legalisation of long-established traveller sites - even if they breach local planning laws. ...