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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 […]

The underclass
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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 long […]

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 […]

Refugees in the UK
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Refugees in the UK

Mexico and Colombia are the two Latin American countries with the most asylum seekers in recent years.  The United Kingdom provides refuge to 2% of those forcibly displaced. Olalla Dapena Piñeiro The majority of these refugees have lived through very tough experiences in their home countries: family members murdered, war, […]

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Camden Town, a limited edition

The most extraordinary mix of people come together here to create what is known as alternative culture. It is one of the few places in the world where you can forget the rigid conventions of the corporate world. Javier Alzas Gordillo If London retains any of its charm that goes […]