This week has seen an outpouring of jubilation from Number 10 on par with the birth of baby Jesus, or that moment when Georgie boy realised he'd got a...
As long as there are threats, both domestic and abroad, there must be strategies in place to prevent and counter them. This strategy may not be perfect but it is definitely a step in the right direction. Let's hope it can be built upon and become the effective counter-extremism tool the UK needs.
Muslims, particularly those with a 'visible' Muslim identity, are more vulnerable to anti-Muslim hostility, intimidation, abuse and threats of violence, both online and offline. We argue that for repeat victims, it is difficult to isolate the online threats from the intimidation, violence and abuse that they suffer offline.
It's time for urgent action from the government to wake up to these market forces and what they mean for British consumers, British firms and British industry. We've failed to benefit from the plunge in prices; it's now essential not to be caught out by the rebound...
This week a group of anti-gentrification protesters vandalised Cereal Killer cafe in Shoreditch. Presumably because if you set up a small business in a trendy area you're furthering the worst elements of capitalism, or something like that.
People questioned whether Cameron had been talking of a 'Pig Society' all along.And it's inspired a viral trend that's crisscrossed the globe, with the universal appeal of a politician caught with their pants down.It was amazing. What a time to be alive. But as the dust begins to settle - it's occurred to me that the entire thing stinks to high heaven.
He may be "a threat to our national security" but it turns out he has some other seriously negative qualities. By looking in the newspapers I've learned that not only is he a vegetarian (like Gandhi, but, unfortunately, also like Hitler) he also sometimes forgets to wear suits, he likes to sing, he wears a hat and shorts with high socks.
The next milestone following the Leveson Inquiry and Report has been reached this week. Press regulators can now apply to us, the Press Recognition Panel (PRP), for "recognition". After consulting widely on draft proposals over the summer, we have explained how we will go about that recognition process.
The crisis of suffering of immigrants is not a one-off tragedy, but part of the brutality of modern life. But if we are to learn something exceptional from it, let it be that while compassion may be costly and requiring of courage, commitment and sacrifice, it is absolutely fundamental to improving the plight of humanity.
Pictures of people we label 'migrants' are, of course, just pictures of people. Many of them have difficult lives that are not only made up of snapshots of fear and uncertainty, but all those moments in between.
Like a lot of men I've spoken to since hearing talk of women-only train carriages, I feel genuinely offended. Most men I know are good guys. They are loving sons, brothers, fathers and husbands. They respect women and men alike and try to live life in such a way that doesn't upset, offend or intimidate others. Perhaps better ways to deal with this issue would be to think inclusively, increase sex education in schools and even on the Tube. We should be educating people and letting them know this type of anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and will not tolerated by women or men. We should be teaching respect, inclusivity and tolerance, not segregation.
Perhaps if we remembered that in this bleak world of ours Britain shines like a beacon of freedom, tolerance and compassion then we can be proud of ourselves, proud to help others and proud to push the international community to do its best. If we can rally round a positive patriotism about the place we're lucky enough to call home then we can drown-out the anti-British naysayers as well as helping those who sincerely need our help.
By visiting the Jungle, Songs of Praise are getting in there and engaging with one of the most pressing issues in the news today... Christians are not supposed to sit in their pews praying all day, cloistered away from the real world. They are called to roll up their sleeves and get involved.
If Mark was breaking the law then he should have been arrested and punished for his crime, if he had been arrested and charged then I am sure that he would be free today! But he isn't and the question that I cannot get an answer to is, why did he have to die? The jury clearly did not believe the police's version of events in which they say Mark had gun in hand and was about to shoot, they chose to believe that Mark had thrown the gun before he was shot, yet still decided on it being lawful as the IPCC chose not to provide them with any alternative theories.
The unions rejected this fair offer outright and instead demanded more money, the hiring of even more staff - including for ticket offices that customers no longer use - and a 32 hour, four day week. No employer can afford to meet those sorts of demands.
Every time there's a Tube strike, Londoners seem to find their Dunkirk spirit. We put hate to one side and dig deep. We repeatedly hear of amusing commutes, we see funny viral images and memes popping up all over the place. People talk to each other. Keep calm and carry on. This resilience and levity is something we need to remember to in the build-up to yet another strike. There are a lot of reasons, serious, legitimate and convincing ones, to both agree and disagree with striking Tube workers. Yet there's always an emotion underpinning the thoughts of non-Tube staff: Envy.