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Daily Mail: Twitter crimes double in three years

Daily Mail: Twitter crimes double in three years

Wednesday 12th March 2014 From the Daily Mail: Twitter crimes double in three years as police forces report sharp rise in social media crimes Crimes involving Twitter rose from 677 in 2011 to 1,291 in 2013 across 25 police forces in England and Wales, Freedom of Information figures show On Facebook, crimes rose from 9,917 in 2011 to 13,019 in […]

by · 12th March 2014 · Press Room
Dan Hannan: Britain is as European as Australia is Asian

Dan Hannan: Britain is as European as Australia is Asian

Fresh from his speech at CPAC ’14 in Washington DC, Daniel Hannan speaks from the Capitol to Paul Nizinskyj about the culmination of his Anglosphere tour. It’s hard to think of a serving British politician who commands as much respect in the United States as Dan Hannan – at least among conservatives. From his ‘devalued prime minister of a devalued government’ […]

by · 9th March 2014 · Interviews
Cameras in courtrooms – a fair trial?

Cameras in courtrooms – a fair trial?

By Alexandra Paterson I’m sat outside Court 6 in Manchester Magistrates’ Court watching Sky News flash up ‘Day 3 of the Oscar Pistorius trial – live updates available for iPad and mobile devices.’ This is another unfortunate of example of the trial of a grave crime becoming a media circus and is part of an ongoing and worrying trend. It’s nothing […]

by and · 6th March 2014 · Home Affairs
Peter Hitchens: When will they ever learn?

Peter Hitchens: When will they ever learn?

With the crisis in Ukraine escalating ever more towards a renewed Cold War – perhaps even a hot one – between Russia and the United States, Peter Hitchens is getting very depressed. Paul Nizinskyj spoke to him to find out why. “It’s worse than I feared, seeing what’s going on in the Crimea,” Peter sighs. “I just despair.” When we spoke over […]

by · 2nd March 2014 · Interviews
Attacking clergy should be made a hate crime

Attacking clergy should be made a hate crime

By Clare George-Hilley   The political playing field in the lead up to the 2015 general election is likely to be one beset with the biggest, trendiest policies and bright new ideas, but all three of the main parties are missing a trick. For too long now, political strategists have turned a blind eye to potentially the biggest vote winner […]

by · 24th January 2014 · Church & Faith, Blog
Hate crimes against Christians here, not just abroad

Hate crimes against Christians here, not just abroad

By Clare George-Hilley Attacks on members of the clergy are alarmingly frequent, much more so than you might imagine. The authorities must do more and the attacks should be classified for what they are: hate crimes. Being a Christian is a pretty challenging vocation in modern Britain, with the seemingly relentless attacks and mockery from the media and pressure groups […]

by · 20th January 2014 · Church & Faith
Clare George-Hilley speaks to the Sunday Express

Clare George-Hilley speaks to the Sunday Express

Attacks on clergy ‘are a hate crime’ (Kirst Buchanan, The Sunday Express, 12/1/14) THUGS who carry out violent attacks on the clergy could face tougher jail terms if they were classified as religious hate crimes, Labour has said. Diana Johnson, the shadow minister for crime and security, said harsh penalties were necessary to give greater protection to those who do […]

by · 12th January 2014 · Press Room
Will 2014 be the Year of the Recovery?

Will 2014 be the Year of the Recovery?

Matt Gass looks at the challenges to the economy in 2014 I can’t point to a single defining moment but at some point in 2013 most seemed to conclude that the long awaited recovery had arrived. This feeling has brought on hopes that, after many false starts and premature reports of green shoots, 2014 will see the recovery we have […]

by · 3rd January 2014 · Economy & Tax
The Independent on Sunday – Ofcom staff tried to access porn 4,000 times in three months

The Independent on Sunday – Ofcom staff tried to access porn 4,000 times in three months

Originally published in The Independent on Sunday on Sunday 29th September 2013:   Staff at the media regulator Ofcom have made more than 4,000 “attempts” to access pornographic material online in the last three months, official figures show. The watchdog has recorded 4,234 such bids since 12 June – a figure it claims is consistent with its role in protecting […]

by · 29th December 2013 · Press Room
The army you have

The army you have

By Alexander Clarke They say you go to war with the army you have, not the one you want. In 1982 the British Armed Forces had over 327,000 personnel in service from which to man a Task Force to reclaim the Falkland’s; the defence budget was 5.95% of GDP – equating to £120,849 being spent per service-member[i]. However, as of […]

by and · 29th November 2013 · Defence & War