It is baffling how immigration has changed the game in British politics these days. There are more fundamentally important issues facing British society, most notably a stalled economy that has the country on the edge of a triple-dip recession. Yet, the immigration threat, and the supposed ills it has unleashed on Britain, has gripped the public imagination.
Public and political discourses all too often spread negative perceptions about ethnic minorities and migrants and portray them as a 'burden' to European welfare systems and a constraint on economic growth in the EU. It's now time to put the facts right.
What is the correlation between struggling in the top 10 for the first four races of the season and the new design approach that McLaren have taken for their chassis in 2013? That's what managing director Jonathan Neale says the team is dedicated to finding out.
In a recent interview about the digital currency Bitcoin, Stephen Colbert asked Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money about the value of money, sparking the response 'The problem with thinking too much about these questions is you start thinking, wait, what is money?'
Of course no one from McDonald's lives in our village, nor do the lawyers doing the dirty work on their behalf. None of them will have to live with the consequences should their application succeed and neither will any of them provide any redress. And this is why I've come to loathe this company.
So who are the people on benefits, really? The answer actually seems to be most of us. 64% of families, and about 30million individual people - half the total population of the UK. The people on benefits are our friends, colleagues and neighbours, our families, ourselves.
The Mid Staffs report gave nursing a considerable shake, but those bad eggs are not representative of the nursing population, and certainly not of my mother.
Since the start of the economic downturn and change in government, our voluntary community dance programme has struggled to find funds. Most of the money available is going to large organisations, in the expectation that it will then be filtered out into the community and into smaller delivery projects like ours - but this isn't working.
The numbers say it all: 154 states voted for the Treaty and only thre voted against - Iran, Syria and North Korea - the same three that blocked the adoption of the Treaty by consensus at the end of last week's Diplomatic Conference.
It was said by the prosecution in the trial of Mick and Mairead Philpott that they had started the fire at 18 Victory Road in order to "frame" his mis...
It's quiz time. Who said this? "We need our nuclear deterrent as much today as we did when a previous British government embarked on it over six decades ago ... The nuclear threat has not gone away."
It seems to me that 'giving offence' is now one of the most heinous criminal charges on the statute book. If this carries on, we will need to redraft Voltaire's famous saying: "I don't agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it" to read something different
Liberty's website declares on its home page "Working to PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES, and PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS for everyone". But does that "everyone" not include journalists?
There is a real danger we make it impossible for disabled people to be part of the community. The Paralympics effect was about making disabled people more visible. The crisis in social care for disabled people - to mis-use Lord Coe's quote - could mean we simply never see disabled people again.
Paedobritain has been trending not because there is moral panic but because many people are angry that large-scale child abuse has happened - sometimes involving prominent people - and there are still questions not being answered.
Let me make it clear: I am not a Boris Johnson fan. For me, he is a sideshow act; although I do believe he is serious about having power. Having watched Eddie Mair eviscerate him on the Marr show the day before, I was curious to see him up close and personal.