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|Bradford child sex abuse: Children 'remain unprotected'|
at 19:26 27 Jul 2021
"Some children in Bradford "remain unprotected" from sex exploitation, a new report looking into abuse over two decades has said.
The report also detailed abuse set out by another victim, known as Anna, whose social worker recommended she be placed in the foster care of the parents of the man who was abusing her.
While living there, she became pregnant at the age of 15 and went on to marry him in an Islamic wedding (attended by her social worker), which she says was allowed by the authorities.
In 2019, nine men were found guilty of offences including rape and inciting child prostitution after a trial lasting more than six weeks"
|The next decade for Welsh football looks extremely bleak.|
at 18:59 26 Jun 2021
Numerous senior players have declined considerably and will be soon retired or are already gone.
Those coming through to replace them are much less talented.
Wales will likely have a small group of players who make the bench or start for mid table and bottom-half Premier League teams (Ward, James and Roberts), however the vast majority will do well to spend their careers playing in England's second tier, with brief spells in the Premier League upon promotion etc.
It is a shame so little was achieved by this generation of supremely talented Welsh footballers. Not even a single World Cup finals appearance.
|A small look into expenses claimed by Plaid Cymru Senedd Members...|
at 16:26 6 Jun 2021
First, let's remember Plaid Cymru's party motto...
"Plaid Cymru is working towards creating an equal nation and a nation of equals. Are you with us?"
Rhun ap Iorwerth
Â£744 on ergonomic office chairs, Â£299,99 on a cordless Dyson vacuum, Â£78 on coloured pencils amongst other things (including a second home). Total claimed - Â£175,071.
Â£535.50 and Â£382.50 on "family travel", Â£108.98 for a Sat-Nav, Â£619 for an iPad Pro, Â£50 for an iPad Pro case, Â£35 for a dictionary, Â£4 for a dustpan and brush, further claims for batteries, Â£885 for a laptop amongst other things (including a second home). Total claimed - Â£151,775
Â£540 to translate a report, Â£604 for chairs, a second home within walking distance of the Senedd, TWO separate offices in her constituency. Total claimed - Â£138,726
Â£542 on a gazebo, return flights to Geneva for a University trip, newspapers, media subscriptions, Â£399 on a paper folding machine, newspaper adverts, and tickets to agricultural shows. Total claimed - Â£138,726.
Â£3,112 on sending a report via Royal Mail, plus Â£1,722 to print that report. Has she not heard of e-mail? Two wall clocks and a coat stand for Â£56.35, Â£692 for office furniture, posting a different report at the cost of Â£2,833, Â£345 for somebody to set up her computer and other home working equipment.
There's countless more examples of truly incredible waste and extravagance from Plaid Cymru Senedd Members.
However, my favourite is how Adam Price spent Â£3,097 (THREE THOUSAND AND NINETY SEVEN POUNDS) one a one-way flight from Palm Springs, California, to London. He said he did this because he, as a Senedd Member, had the power to "shame" Boris Johnson. Yes you read that correctly. He spent Â£3,097 on a one way flight from California to return to London and "shame" Boris Johnson.
I would like to credit Swansea East's Mike Hedges who looks to be one of few who didn't take advantage of Welsh tax payers. Mike Hedges spent just Â£29 on a vacuum cleaner for example, not Â£299 on a Dyson like a Plaid Cymru Senedd Member did.
|On this day in 1979...|
at 14:05 4 May 2021
On this day in 1979, Margaret Thatcher led the Conservative Party to victory, defeating the Labour Party to become Prime Minister. She would serve the nation for 11 years.
|Why do fans of Wales' national team have so little pride for their country?|
at 17:53 18 Apr 2021
I discovered earlier today that over 50% of Wales' players who featured in their most recent match against Czech Republic were not born in Wales.
Seven of the thirteen (54.8%) players were born in England. Not only that - these English footballers are limited in their talent and ability. England could put perhaps 20+ matchday squads together before some of these players would finally be considered for selection.
I read and hear a lot of non-Welsh football fans ridicule Wales as "England B", however quite frankly it is more like "England T" or "England U".
How many other international teams are this desperate? Perhaps Jamaica? Even the Scot's aren't this desperate (although their best player is English as well).
As someone who follows and supports both England and Wales, it doesn't really bother me. However I'd be interested to hear the opinions of those who regularly express a strong dislike of England. How can you justify your dislike of England when your national team (and club side) is dominated by English footballers?
|Meghan Markle admits to lying during the Oprah interview|
at 14:41 23 Mar 2021
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have admitted they did not get married three days before the Royal wedding after an official certificate blew their claim apart.
In the interview with Oprah, Meghan said: 'You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that.' But the claim was blown apart yesterday after the General Register Office revealed the couple's wedding certificate for the first time. It proved they did get married on May 19, 2018 in the lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle after all. A spokesman for Harry and Meghan has now confirmed to the Sun their ceremony three days before their wedding was not a marriage.
It's incredible how she was able to lie to tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of people in that interview. It makes one wonder what else did she lie about during that interview? What a vile woman she really is.
|Oxford University President Forced To Step Down Amid Racism Controversy |
at 20:05 20 Mar 2021
The first Indian female president of Oxford University's students' union has said she was subjected to a racist 'cyber lynching' before she was forced to resign.
She told the Indian Express: 'There was a conscious attempt made to unearth posts made by me...It was only after I won that they were brought up.' She claimed she had been a victim of a 'cancel culture mob' fuelled by 'anti-Hindu prejudice'.
In one post, she had captioned a photo of herself in Malaysia with the words 'Ching Chang'.
She was also accused of being 'insensitive' to Jews after posting a photo at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, saying: 'The memorial *CASTS* a *HOLLOW* dream of the past atrocities.' When told her actions were perceived as insensitive, she replied: 'I don't agree with you there.'
Ironically she ran on a campaign promising to "shine a light on racial injustices for members of the BAME community". Once, again, it appears Jews don't count? I suspect Rashmi would have been parachuted into a Labour safe seat upon graduation had she held British citizenship.
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|Is this the UK's "Rosa Parks" moment?|
at 16:36 19 Mar 2021
A Labour Party activist who was kicked off a train for fare dodging before hurling abuse at a station guard said the arrest was her 'Rosa Parks moment', a court heard.
Anyannah Ndukwe, 56, was spotted tailgating another commuter through ticket barriers at Oxford Road train station in Manchester in July 2019.
The activist was stopped by Northern Rail official Steven MacDonald, who asked the woman if she had a valid ticket.
Ndukwe responded: 'Are you taking the f***ing p***,' before telling him 'You are a f***ing d***head' and walking away, Bolton Magistrates' Court heard.
She then boarded the train, which was consequently delayed by an hour while British Transport Police were called to escort Ndukwe away from the scene.
She stated to the court: ''The train I was catching was leaving at 3.25pm and I was in a hurry to catch that train. I felt violated like Rosa Parks and I felt I was re-enacting that moment. I guess I was staring racism in the face. People asked what had happened on the train. Two passengers felt uncomfortable with what they were watching.'
|List of words now banned by Manchester University (Mother, Father, Husband,Wife)|
at 20:56 11 Mar 2021
Here are some that I found to be notable:
Mother, Father, Him, Her, Husband, Wife, Brother, Sister plus many more.
"The guide begins with a fatwa against age, saying that it should not be brought up unless strictly relevant, and even then only objective terms can be used. So the words â€˜elderlyâ€™, â€˜OAPsâ€™, â€˜pensionersâ€™, â€˜youngstersâ€™, and â€˜mature workforceâ€™ are now banned, to be replaced by â€˜over-65s, 75s and so onâ€™.
When it comes to illness and disability, for some reason using the word â€˜diabeticâ€™ is no longer allowed and staff are instead encouraged to use language that focuses on peopleâ€™s â€˜abilities, rather than limitationsâ€™. In the eyes of Manchester University, someone is no longer â€˜suffering from cancerâ€™ but are a person â€˜living with cancerâ€™. Similarly, the university no longer says that someone is a â€˜victim of dementiaâ€™ â€“ presumably because dementia is something to be appreciated in the eyes of the inclusivity team."
View the full list here if you're brave enough.
|Andre Ayew Blames "Tired Legs" for Poor Performances|
at 17:28 6 Mar 2021
Andre Ayew Blames "Tired Legs" for Poor Performances, and further stated that Middlesbrough had "fresher legs" due to their manager's rotation.
Considering Cooper said midweek that the players "need to put fatigue to the side until the end of the season" and that "you can still put in good performances with fatigue" - that sounds like a deliberate dig at Cooper to me.
|"Steve Cooper tells Swansea City's players to put fatigue to one side..&quo|
at 17:19 1 Mar 2021
From the article:
Cooper has brushed off questions about whether his team is tired.
"It doesn't matter," he said.
"It doesn't matter if they are (tired) or they are not - it's the season and the schedule we are in.
"Even if they are, it doesn't mean you can't play well and win, so it's irrelevant really whether they are or they aren't."
I'd like to see the reactions of some of the players after reading that.
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