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Neo-Darwinism and Neuro-Bigotry: Toby Young’s Hit Job on Greta Thunberg

, 25 April 2019
Louise Raw argues that the commentator and former free schools boss Toby Young has a track record attacking people with special educational needs.
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Argument Activism

BREAKING Government Shows More Disdain for Greta Thunberg and Climate Change

, 24 April 2019
After the PM refused to meet Greta Thunberg yesterday, the Treasury shuns an important committee Inquiry about climate change this morning
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Argument Reportage Activism Environment

BREAKING Tommy Robinson is set to Run for European Parliament – What Next?

, 24 April 2019
Louise Raw counters some of the myths around the former EDL founder and argues there is only one antidote if Robinson announces his candidacy
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Argument European Union Extremism Foreign Affairs UK Politics

Fox Breaks Cover – from Revolutionary Communist to Farage’s Right Hand Woman

, 24 April 2019
Otto English on the weird moral maze of would-be Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox and her Spiked Network.
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Argument Brexit European Union Extremism UK Politics

UPDATE The Colombo Conundrum: Britain, Sri Lanka and the lingering ISIS Threat

, 23 April 2019
As ISIS claims responsibility for the Sri Lanka bombings, Byline Times looks at the broader threat posed by radicalised supporters returning from conflict zones - and how Britain's response relies on local public bodies.
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Argument Radical Thinking Extremism Iraq

EXCLUSIVE What the Papers Don’t Say about Extinction Rebellion

, 23 April 2019
Stephen Colegrave argues that the media is both uninformed and under-estimating this radical new activist movement.
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Argument Activism

EXCLUSIVE Remainers with a Vengeance: how EU Elections could provide the Far-right with More Power

, 23 April 2019
Arnold Le Goeuil argues that the looming European elections provide an opportunity for Far-right populists to take over the EU rather than leave it.
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Argument Brexit European Union

England’s Sense of Self — the Disunited Kingdom

, 23 April 2019
On St George's day, Matthew Durkin argues that Andrew Marr of all people should know the real grievances behind the Brexit vote — English nationalism.
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Argument Brexit UK Politics

Rape, Race and UKIP’s MEP Candidate

, 20 April 2019
Carl Benjamin, the would-be UKIP MEP for South-West England, must recognise that he speaks out of both sides of his mouth when it comes to issues such as racism and misogyny.
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Argument Racism UK Politics

The Punchback of Notre Dame: Incendiary Lies Fan the Flames

, 17 April 2019
Otto English describes how the tragedy of Notre Dame and the sense of solidarity and reflection that followed were quickly over-run by conspiracy theories and hate.
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Argument Extremism

EXCLUSIVE Farage should Fix Himself – Brexit Party Boss Busted

, 16 April 2019
Oliver Norgrove, a former Nigel Farage admirer and Vote Leaver staffer, explains how Brexit broke itself on the back of 'grotesque simplifications'.
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Argument Brexit UK Politics

EXCLUSIVE Assange: Arrest was Inevitable – Extradition is not a Done Deal

, 15 April 2019
Long time campaigner for whistleblowers and hacktivists, @auerfeld , argues that the fight against extradition of Julian Assange to Trump's America is the real cause célèbre
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Argument Crime and Justice Wikileaks

EXCLUSIVE Brexit Breaking Point: How one Veteran believes BBC Coverage of Farage’s new Party ‘Facilitates Fascism’

, 15 April 2019
Patrick Howse spent decades reporting news for the BBC, risking life and limb. He believed in Auntie's credo. But the former producer says the corporation's unquestioning Brexit coverage has now crossed the line.
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Argument Brexit Media US Politics

Black Holes – A Lesson in Perspective

, 12 April 2019
Katie Bouman, the woman who created the algorithm to prove Einstein's theorem, has given Otto English a breath of Brexit relief
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Argument Nature, Environment and Climate Science

A Thousand Small acts of Kindness – How to Tame the Black Dog of Depression

, 12 April 2019
Mike Stuchbery speaks out about his mental health struggles, and in doing so finds a cure in the kindness of others
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Argument Uncategorized

‘I made a promise to Assange that, if this day ever came, I would fight for him’

, 11 April 2019
Icelandic poetician Birgitta Jonsdottir, who collaborated with WikiLeaks in its early days, speaks up to defend him against extradition
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Argument Wikileaks

The Sad, Misplaced Martyrdom of Julian Assange

, 11 April 2019
There are many reasons to be concerned about the founder of WikiLeaks begin extradited to the US – but publishing the truth isn't one of them.
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Argument Editorial Wikileaks

‘Bigots Hate to see Minorities getting Involved in Politics – that’s Why we Should’

, 11 April 2019
What does it mean to be a political Muslim woman in a racist, misogynist, abusive online world?
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Argument Racism

Brexit Confusion – Don’t Blame Us

, 5 April 2019
As the Brexit fuse burns to its cinder, what the UK needs more than ever, is a more acceptance that many Britons are simply bewildered as to what the hell is going on. That doesn’t make them stupid – it makes them normal.
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Argument Brexit

A challenge to Boris Johnson: explain your ill-conceived CSA comments

, 4 April 2019
An emotional letter to Byline Times from a child abuse survivor has reignited debate over Boris Johnson's claim that Britain's CSA inquiry is a £60m waste of money.
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Argument UK Politics
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