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A hundred years ago a ship sunk in the Irish Sea, causing more than 500 deaths – here’s what its legacy can teach us about Brexit

An independent Ireland which deliberately erased its First World War history after its brutal war for freedom has only in recent decades felt able to acknowledge its people’s sacrifice in British uniform   by Robert Fisk You’d think that the 100th anniversary of the sinking of a Royal Mail ship – […]

Nearly 30% of young people in England do not drink, study finds

A large proportion of young people in England are shunning alcohol completely, a study has suggested. Researchers said abstaining from alcohol was becoming “more mainstream” among people aged 16 to 24 after the analysis showed a rise in the proportion of non-drinkers. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/10/young-people-drinking-alcohol-study-england

Amazon scheme supports Islamic extremists

Source: The Times. Haitham al-Haddad is particularly admired by young, politically active Muslims Amazon has agreed to fund a hardline British charity whose leading ideologue supports child marriage, female genital mutilation and stoning people to death for adultery. Under its charitable programme, the internet giant will make donations to the […]