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The underclass: education and employability
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The underclass: education and employability

The United Kindom continues to have low levels of numeracy and literacy. This especially holds back those in the poorest families, and the withdrawal of government support for education will further reduce employment prospects. Finally we bring into focus on the way the consumerist culture works against the growth of […]

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The underclass

The Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke attributed the recent riots to a “feral underclass”. The term is controversial because it is considered likely to encourage poor people to be viewed as modern untouchables, deserving only of containment. But it has a meaning.   Graham Douglas The sociologist Charles Murray wrote a […]

Riots and youth in the UK: a  cry for help?
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Riots and youth in the UK: a cry for help?

London and other UK cities suffered the riots from 6th August to 10th August 2011 following a peaceful march asking for justice for the shooting of Mark Duggan by the Metropolitan Police Service in Tottenham, North London.   Shanta Sultana   The rioters looted, burned buildings and destroyed shops, properties […]

Suicide terrorism… not by religion
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Suicide terrorism… not by religion

Any type of suicide provokes the same question: why? Was he sad? Was he mad? Was he bad? Why did he do this to himself? And the later, inevitable question is: why did he do this to us? Erica Buist According to UK-based charity organisation the Samaritans, most people consider […]

Jihad unveiled
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Jihad unveiled

In the last decade the term Jihad has catapulted into the public consciousness, instigating feelings of fear, violence and above all holy war. Sofia Ahmad Islamic Fundamentalists have popularised the idea of Jihad as simply unrestrained indiscriminate warfare against those who they perceive to be the enemies of Islam, when […]