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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
VIDEO: Parliament Street’s Director of Technology on BBC Radio 4

VIDEO: Parliament Street’s Director of Technology on BBC Radio 4

Steven George-Hilley of Parliament Street discusses the think tank’s latest campaign with the BBC’s Ed Stourton live on air:

by · 12th January 2014 · Press Room
Sunday Times: Archbishop of Canterbury to Discuss Christian Hate Crimes

Sunday Times: Archbishop of Canterbury to Discuss Christian Hate Crimes

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, is to examine if attacks on members of the clergy should be considered hate crimes, according to a front page story on today’s Sunday Times. The article includes research released by Parliament Street revealing that there have been 200 attacks on members of the clergy over the last five years, including beatings, assaults and incidents […]

by · 12th January 2014 · Press Room, frontpage
Christian Today: Parliament hears call to make attacks on clergy ‘hate crimes’

Christian Today: Parliament hears call to make attacks on clergy ‘hate crimes’

Thursday 9th January 2014 Parliament Street’s Director of Communities and Social Justice was recently interviewed, by Christian Today, about her research into attacks on the clergy. Christian Today is an independent Christian media company, with a global reach of over 3 million readers a month. The original article can be found here or alternatively can be read below:     Parliament […]

by · 9th January 2014 · Press Room
The Sunday Telegraph: Parliament Street exposes the tirade of violence against Christian leaders in modern Britain

The Sunday Telegraph: Parliament Street exposes the tirade of violence against Christian leaders in modern Britain

The Sunday Telegraph has written about Parliament Street’s campaign for assaults on religious leaders to be specifically categorised as hate crimes. Clare George-Hilley has called on the government to take steps to protect religious leaders. Coverage also appeared in The Times newspaper and other international news outlets. See also: Parliament Street Director Clare George-Hilley on assaults on priests  

by · 5th January 2014 · Press Room, frontpage
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 Guardian: Parliament Street Comments on Email Abuse at Scotland Yard

The Guardian: Parliament Street Comments on Email Abuse at Scotland Yard

Parliament Street director Clare George-Hilley has contributed comment to The Guardian on email misuse at Scotland Yard. They carried the story on p17 on December 26th, 2013 The figures, obtained by the Guardian under freedom of information laws, reveal only four Met police employees have been sacked in six years for email misuse, while 441 have received verbal warnings. Read also: […]

by · 26th December 2013 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room
Business Computing World: Father Christmas Mastered Big Data, So Why Can’t The Public Sector?

Business Computing World: Father Christmas Mastered Big Data, So Why Can’t The Public Sector?

In a festive article for Business Computing World, Steven George-Hilley looks at how Big Data can be used in the public sector As 2013 draws to a close there have been numerous reminders of just how chronically ill-equipped the UK public sector is for capturing, crunching and deploying big data to improve services. These shortcomings are not simply a minor […]

by · 23rd December 2013 · Press Room
The Telegraph: Parliament Street investigation into Plebgate

The Telegraph: Parliament Street investigation into Plebgate

An investigation into the Metropolitan Police’s practice against incidents of falsifying Police logs has been published in today’s Daily Telegraph by Clare George-Hilley from the Parliament Street research council. Clare George-Hilley’s blog

by · 2nd December 2013 · Press Room, frontpage
Parliament Street in the Independent

Parliament Street in the Independent

Tuesday 19th November 2013 Thefts of iPads and tablets on public transport rise By Camilla Turner Thefts of iPads, tablets and Kindles on Britain’s railways have risen this year. while thefts of laptops and computers have gone down. There was a 10 percent increase in the number of iPad, tablet and Kindle thefts reported across the UK’s rail network, figures […]

by · 19th November 2013 · Press Room