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  • Trevor Phillips
    Article: Apr 18, 2016
    By Fiyaz Mughal

    After much fanfare, What British Muslims Really Think, aired on Channel 4 a few nights ago, hosted by Trevor Phillips.

    It promised "an extensive and rigorous survey to get a better understanding of British Muslims' attitudes to living in Britain and British institutions"; but did it deliver on its promise?

  • Alternative for Germany
    Article: Apr 18, 2016
    By Fiyaz Mughal

    It seems that the far right group, Alternative for Germany, is creating more community fractures through its recent policy decision on Islam in Germany.

    The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) said on Sunday Islam is not compatible with the German constitution and vowed to press for bans on minarets and burqas at its party congress in two weeks' time.

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Mar 21, 2016
    • A third of councils in London (10 boroughs) failed to prosecute a single landlord for providing unsafe accommodation in 2014/2015
    • A further half of London councils (18) prosecuted fewer than 10 landlords for providing unsafe accommodation in 2014/2015
    • The one London Borough (Newham) with mandatory licensing in place for the entire year of 2014/2015 was responsible for over 70 per cent of all prosecutions in London under the Housing Act (2004)
    • There is significant variation in the level of enforcement activity by London boroughs, with some councils inspecting one in 14 private rented properties for hazards, and others only inspecting one in five hundred properties.
  • Article: Mar 17, 2016

    In 2013 just 63.3% of mothers in London were in employment, compared with 72.9% nationally, the lowest level of employment for any UK region

    Since 2012 the cost of a part time nursery place for an under 2 year old has risen by 10.5%, in contrast to an increase of 7.7% nationally

    The number of registered childminders in London has recently fallen by 13%, from 9900 in 2010 to 8585 in 2013

  • Article: Mar 16, 2016

    At Boris Johnson's last Mayor's Question Time Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group examined the Mayor's real record in tackling knife crime over his two terms of office.

    The Mayor made tackling knife crime one of his key pledges back in 2008, claiming he would lead the "fightback" against violent crime.