Since starting my university summer almost three months ago, I’ve had no more than 10 shifts at my retail job. This isn’t because I’m a seasoned jetsetter or that I’m ‘feckless’ or ‘work shy’; I just happen to be one of those mugs on a zero hour contract.
The age of people not wearing trousers low has nothing to with the recession – rappers have just got cooler
The last time I checked global trends were set by the rich and famous – in this case rappers, and these rappers have moved on
Over the last week, we have seen a series of dodgy manoeuvres by the government regarding unpaid retail work experience. All actions that have left me like many others, seriously questioning firstly, their ethics and secondly, how far they are removed from reality.
We rarely say what we think in public; employment restrictions, the fear of hurting people’s feelings and the protection of our public image prevents us from voicing what’s really on our mind. However, newspaper comment boards seem to be one of the few places were anonymity allows individuals to vent, also in the knowledge that thousands will view their thoughts.
In many ways, today marks the beginning of the rest of Stephen Lawrence’s parents’ lives. Gary Dobson and David Norris were found guilty of murdering their son on the 22nd April 1993, receiving 15 years, 2 months and 14 years, 3 months respectively. It took 18 years to convict them, the same age Stephen was at his death. In those years, massive steps were made towards equality within policing and how Britain deals with racial differences socially.
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