Police go back to covering up their identifying shoulder numbers: PHOTOS

Notice anything odd about this police officer? He caught my attention because he had covered up his identifying numbers with what appeared to be black tape. As you can clearly see they are not visible. When I asked him why I was repeatedly met with a stony silence. After Ian Tomlinson was attacked by a […]

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Poorer people take children out for dinner, causes great upset to Sunday Times Style columnist

This is a guest post by Eloise who blogs at Letters from The City. So we recently had the Tory lord Howard Flight, a typical cash for peerage lord appointed after raising millions for the conservatives, who has had to apologise over his vile remarks that poor people on benefits will have more incentives to ‘breed’. […]

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Aaron Porter apologises for being a bit spineless.

NUS president Aaron Porter issued an apology yesterday for failing to give support to student occupations, describing his indecision as ‘spineless’. Tellingly, his apology itself seemed lacking in the vertebrae department: “For too long the NUS has perhaps been too cautious and too spineless about being committed to supporting student activism.” Yes, Aaron, perhaps it has. […]

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Daily Mail Lies: Are Asian gangs targeting white girls?

“Asian gangs, schoolgirls and a sinister taboo” read the ominous headline in today’s Daily Mail. Last week a gang of 9 men from Derby were convicted of really quite horrific offences involving the rape of minors. Yet, according to Daily Mail, their actions were part of a “disturbing trend few dare talk about”: namely that […]

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The madness of the NSPCC

On Tuesday Josie Appleton of the Manifesto Club drew attention to the NSPCC’s new campaign to keep children safe from their music teachers. Of particular note was this frankly weird and disturbing video – made by the NSPCC in collaboration with the musicians union – pushing a”no touch” line for instrument teachers: I mean, really! […]

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The telegraph finds it “disturbing” that female school students were on the protest

I was looking through the telegraph’s coverage of yesterday’s demo when I came across this little gem: In a disturbing trend, schoolchildren, many of them female, made up a significant number of the protesters, with many turning out in their school uniform. Golly! young women at DEMONSTRATIONS! Gosh, they’re not even debutantes. And where ARE […]

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On Nick Clegg’s vision of a just society

Last night Nick Clegg gave the annual Hugo Young lecture at the Guardian offices, and in doing so set out his vision of a just society. In his speech – a version of which was published on Comment is Free – he  sought to present the Liberal Democrats as the “new progressives”, in contrast to […]

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Protesters break into government buildings: these stirrings of Irish Anger are long overdue

The news came through last night that protesters, led by Sinn Fein deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh, had broken through the gates of government buildings in the Republic of Ireland. While the economic situation in Ireland may be even worse than that facing Britain, they at least have a parliamentary opposition – albeit a small one […]

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Occupation Information and Legal Advice

As many universities look to soon be going into occupation, a number of us have put together advice on occupying and legal briefing documents. Please print these and distribute them amongst occupiers (both before and during the occupation.) It is vital that everyone in occupation has a bust card. Please print plenty of these. OCCUPATION […]

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David Cameron says It Gets Better…

TTE readers will probably be aware of the ‘It Gets Better’ internet campaign against homophobic bullying. This was started by the brilliant American sex advice columnist Dan Savage, reacting to the suicide of Billy Lucas, a fifteen-year old gay teenager who hanged himself after suffering intense homophobic abuse from his peers. His mission statement: “I wish I could […]

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