Rotherham 12 trial … “the far right was shouting vile racist abuse “

The trial of 12 Asian men, known as the Rotherham 12, started today. The charges relate to an incident, which occurred during a far-right Britain’s First demonstration in Rotherham in September 2015. The 12 men, namely Asif Zaman, Mohammed Saleem, Arshad Khan, Abrar Javid, Imran Iqbal, Nasrum Rashid, Moshin Mahmood, Sadaqat Ali, Shaban Ditta and Akaash Nazir all claim…

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As Migrants Face Abuse, Fear That ‘Brexit’ Has Given License to Xenophobia

                            Expletive-laced graffiti was scrawled on the front of a Polish community center in London. Far-right protesters in Newcastle displayed banners saying, “Stop immigration, begin repatriation.” Less than a week after a referendum on British membership in the European Union, which galvanized fears…

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Did Met Police halt New Cross fire investigation ?

The BBC have reported that a convicted double killer had confessed to scores crimes including 12 murders which, it is claimed. Michael Smithyman was given two life sentences for the violent murders carried out in Kent in January 1990. Smithyman told detectives in 1991 he saw people trapped in the flames, and it had been started by…

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The shared history of black and white Britons

  Each October, as Black History Month begins The Guardian columnist, Gary Younge, writes an engaging article asking a simple question, ‘Why can’t white and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?” This year his piece noted that ‘there is no scientific or biological basis for race….

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Police sorry after ‘appalling’ racist treatment

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has offered an ‘unreserved apology’ to Tajudeen Taiwo and his family for a failure to protect them after the ‘appalling racist treatment’, both at the time of the incident and afterwards. The mistakes were brought to light by Mr Taiwo, also known as Deen, after he fell victim to a racially-motivated…

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FKA Twigs suffers racial assaults

You’re on notice, Team Robsten. FKA twigs isn’t having your hate. The singer has been subjected to serious abuse (much of it racial in nature) since she began dating Robert Pattinson (maybe fiancé?). In a new interview with The New York Times, however, the British crooner says she’s had it with the abuse that comes with “being…

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London: Racist and religious hate crime up 26%

The Metropolitan Police service arrested almost 2,000 suspected gang members across London last year while racist and religious hate crime rocketed by nearly 26%. Figures released by the force show that more than 1,910 gang members were arrested during the 2014/15 financial year with judges meting out jail sentences of more than 1,418 years for…

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