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Sian Norris

Sian Norris is Byline Times’ Chief Social and European Affairs Reporter

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The Far-Right Co-Option of the Transgender Rights Issue

, 30 September 2021
As political leaders are asked if it's transphobic to say only women have a cervix, Sian Norris investigates how far-right and religious-right groups are using 'gender critical' arguments to further their anti-LGBTIQ agenda

Home Office Admits it has ‘Limited’ Evidence its Immigration Crackdown Will Deter People Attempting Risky Journeys into UK

, 28 September 2021
An Equality Impact Assessment into the New Plan for Immigration reveals that the Government’s ‘deterrent’ approach may lead to people taking greater risks to come to Britain

EXCLUSIVE 114 Women Died in the Past Decade in Domestic-Related Incidents Following Previous Contact with Police

, 27 September 2021
Data from the Independent Office of Police Conduct raises questions about the safeguarding of women known to be experiencing violence by partners

Can Women Be Safe in Britain when the Police Fail to Hold their Own to Account?

, 24 September 2021
It’s been a bad week for violence against women, with a young woman killed on London’s streets and an exclusive report of how police found guilty of sexual misconduct keep their jobs – even when that job exposes them to victims of sexual violence

EXCLUSIVE What a Blaze in Milan Can Tell us about the Grenfell Fire

, 21 September 2021
When combustible cladding caught fire on a tower block in Milan in August none of the residents was killed – in stark contrast to the Grenfell tragedy. But just as in Grenfell, the survivors of the fire have questions and feel abandoned residents were killed – in stark contrast to the Grenfell tragedy. But just as in Grenfell, the survivors of the fire have questions and feel abandoned

Anti-Racist Campaign Group Raises Concerns Over Islamophobia and Nadine Dorries

, 21 September 2021
A history of tweets and re-tweets from the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports has prompted questions over how seriously the Conservative Party takes allegations of anti-Muslim discrimination

Food or Fuel? The Human Cost of the Energy Crisis

, 20 September 2021
Rising gas prices have prompted panic about Brexit, bail-outs and bills – but for poor families and the NHS, this crisis could not come at a worse moment

EXCLUSIVE Corporate Takeover: NHS Spending on Private Sector is Up But Positive Patient Outcomes Are Down

, 16 September 2021
In the second part of her investigative series on corporate interests in the NHS, Sian Norris explores how private sector NHS spending has increased – but so have waiting lists, staff vacancies, and patient dissatisfaction

EXCLUSIVE Polish Foreign Minister with History of Homophobic Remarks Addresses Polish-British Forum

, 15 September 2021
The Belvedere Forum invited Zbigniew Rau to speak alongside UK politicians, despite him referring to LGBTIQ rights as creating a "civilisation of death"

Operation Cold Shoulder? The Home Office Outlines Plans for Afghan People Coming to the UK

, 14 September 2021
While positive efforts are made to ensure vulnerable Afghans can be resettled in the UK, the Home Office plans leave barriers in place for family members of British Nationals

Vast Majority of Young Female Offenders are Victims of Sexual and Domestic Abuse

, 13 September 2021
Despite high rates of victimisation of young women offenders, survivors of rape and abuse are criminalised – and this is set to get worse under the new Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill, campaigners warn

EXCLUSIVE 72% of Voters are Against the Award of Peerages and Honours Following Political Donations, Poll Commissioned by Byline Times Finds

, 10 September 2021
Exclusive polling with independent research company Omnisis reveals that the public are generally disapproving of political donors receiving rewards and access after parting with their cash – with Conservative voters more concerned than Labour

Retired, Rich and Renting Out — Property Landlords Escape Tax Rises to Fund Social Care

, 8 September 2021
The Government's plan to raise taxes to pay for social care excludes income earned from renting, meaning wealthy landlords are protected from the increase

Back to School and Back to Rising Coronavirus Cases?

, 6 September 2021
An open letter to the Education Secretary by experts urges the Government to rethink its back to school policy, which they say contains no plans for any robust COVID mitigation measures

The Precariat Generation: Young Conservative Voters' Attitudes At Odds With Government Policy

, 3 September 2021
New polling has revealed high support among young Conservatives for a stronger social safety net at a time when the Government is set to cut benefits for the poorest families

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