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228 Years for black American families to create same wealth as white families have now

The gap between the rich and poor and the white and black communities in the US appears to be growing and a new study shows how shocking the gap actually is. A new report by the Corporation for Enterprise Development and Institute for Policy Studies has discovered that it would take two hundred and twenty-eight years for African Americans to create the same wealth as white people now have, assuming current fiscal and political policy remains in the same way....

Sports Direct to pay back staff £1m

Sports Direct has been under increasing pressure from Government and the media due to accusations of unfair and possibly illegal working practices. The focus of most investigations into the organisations have been on the company’s main warehouse Shirebrook. It was discovered employees were being paid below the minimum wage. Alongside that the company’s use of zero-hour contracts has come under a lot of criticism. Now after a series of negotiations a deal has been arranged that will benefit thousands of...

Over 30,000 Muslims met in UK to condemn extremism & violence

It hasn’t been too prominent in the media, but over thirty thousand Muslims have been in Hampshire for three days, to reject all forms of extremism and violence. This meeting is the largest annual gathering of Muslims in Britain, a huge number, all based at Oakland Farm in Alton, Hampshire. The event is hosted by the Worldwide Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. The group led the crowd into numerous vows of obedience and peace. This positive news goes to...

Drinking From a Used Plastic Bottle as Bad as Licking a Toilet Seat

Re-using plastic bottles could be as a bad as licking a toilet seat or your pet's bowl, according to new research. A study testing four types of water bottle - screw-top, slide-top, squeeze-top and straw-top - revealed that certain types could have as much bacteria as a kitchen sink if left unwashed for a week. The proliferation of germs is caused by a build up of sweat plus all the germs we encounter on a daily basis, which, if left unwashed,...

Modern War Heroes “Forgotten About”, New Study Finds

War heroes that served in Iraq and Afghanistan are being "forgotten about", according to a new study that unveils a shocking lack of awareness around modern warfare. Despite the ongoing sacrifices made by heroic men and women, more than three quarters of people feel British soldiers and veterans are often neglected after returning from duty or leaving the armed forces, with eight in ten UK adults think British soldiers and veterans should have more support when they come back from service....

Jeremy Hunt Has “Green Light” to Start Privatising NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has the green light to start privatising the National Health Service, according to Owen Smith. The Labour leadership candidate accused the Tory government of secretly dismantling parts of the NHS and handing them over to the private sector. Department of Health (DH) figures show the amount spent on private sector health services has more than doubled to 7.6 per cent of the NHS budget since the Conservatives came to power in 2010. Mr Smith said: "It is...

Brexit may take place in 2019 as UK “not ready”

This news will anger the millions of voters who voted for the UK to leave the European Project. There is a fear that Britain is “not ready” to leave the European Union, meaning the UK might remain part of the EU for a few more years. This would give the Conservative Government more time to ensure the exit is in the best interests of the UK and the more generous trade deals have been negotiated. However, many Brexiteers will be...

Labour NEC wins case to ban new members voting rights

In a high court decision, Labour’s ruling body, the NEC, has managed to overturn right of new members to vote in the election for the next leader of the party. Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn will go head-to-head in September but 130,000 newly paid up members who signed up less than six months ago, will be cut from the contest. They will not be able to vote and it is thought many of these members would have voted for Jeremy...

How much will Brexit cost the UK? £75bn a year!

Ok we can’t be sure on this statistic, but if anyone could give us a decent estimate it would be the Institute of Fiscal Studies. They have calculated, that if we trigger Article 50 and leave the European project once and for all, the cost would be £75bn a year. This would equate to almost three grand per household, a huge figure. They believe that the country would be poorer by 4 per cent of GDP per annum. If the...

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