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British Army must stop recruiting child soldiers, veteran tells RT

Britain should raise the military recruitment age from 16 to 18 because joining the services at such a tender age can cause irreversible psychological damage, a British Army veteran has told RT. Wayne Sharrocks, who joined the army when he was 17, has spoken out against current military regulations, which ...

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Britain needs a counter-radicalization program for its politicians, says terrorism expert

A counter-extremism scheme similar to the government’s Prevent program should be introduced to monitor politicians to make sure they don’t become radicalized, a former diplomat has suggested. Charlie Bird, who spent time attached to the military in Iraq during the 2003 invasion, wrote on the Cable website that a counter-extremism ...

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Oxford vice-chancellor blasted for excessive pay… by her bursar

A bursar at the University of Oxford attacked his academic colleagues for riding a “gravy train” and earning unreasonable amounts of money. In an open letter to the Financial Times, New College bursar David Palfreyman argued against the rising salaries of Oxford academics, stating that it is difficult to find ...

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New Banksy? ‘Yuge’ anti-Trump murals appear on West Bank separation wall

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 14:56 Graffiti resembling that of British street artist Banksy has appeared on Israel’s concrete security barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, mocking Donald Trump’s apparent love of walls. In one work, the US president is depicted hugging and kissing an Israeli watchtower built ...

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‘All for nothing?’ British soldier’s rage as Taliban attack Afghan towns he once helped liberate

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 14:27 Gereshk, a town in southern Afghanistan where British troops were wounded and killed during the long war and occupation, may soon fall to the Taliban. Intense fighting between insurgents and Afghan government forces has inspired little comment in the UK media, despite the market ...

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More UK children fearing forced marriage – protection charity

The number of children in the UK who fear being forced into marriage is on the rise, according to figures from a leading British charity. The organization has seen a 12 percent increase in counseling sessions for concerned minors. Girls as young as 13 have contacted Childline, run by the ...

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Livingstone denies he blamed Chavez for not killing Venezuelan oligarchs to avoid crisis

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has denied that he blamed Hugo Chavez for not executing “all the oligarchs” whom the late Venezuelan president “allowed to live,” and who he says now use power to undermine current leader Nicolas Maduro. Livingstone made his controversial comment while giving an interview to UK-based ...

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Google street view captures snapshot of modern Britain in turmoil

From the Grenfell Tower fire to protests outside Downing Street after the general election, Google street view has captured some of the most important events of 2017. RT UK used the tool to take a look around Britain’s streets – including the most expensive and the most deprived. Protests outside ...

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Border Force fears it won’t be able to stop illegal immigration post-Brexit

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 11:43 As many as 3,000 extra border patrol officers will be required to protect Britain’s borders after the UK withdraws from the European Union. In an interview with the Sun, General Secretary of the Borders, Immigration and Customs Union Luce Moreton said that “Britain’s borders ...

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House of Handouts: Freebies enjoyed by Britain’s MPs revealed

Since the last election, British MPs have enjoyed thousands of pounds’ worth of freebies, according to the latest updates to the parliamentary register of interests. While the 2009 MPs’ expenses scandal still looms large in the public mind, far less attention is paid to the freebies and discounts regularly enjoyed ...

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