Divide or unify? How Notting Hill Carnival and Black Lives Matter UK influence Britain’s race relations

Yesterday morning (6 September 2016) 9 people belonging to the Black Lives Matter UK (BLMUK) movement lay on the runway of London City Airport, disrupting dozens of flights and causing delays to people’s holidays, business trips, and journey’s home. As police attempted to remove them from the runway, reports of the groups reasons for the protest were shared; climate change and its effects on poorer, non-white communities, the refugee crisis, and the wealth of the people using City Airport.

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Social Media Post-Brussels: How freely should we discuss multiculturalism and terrorism?

Comment is free, but facts are sacred.”

This is the famous quote from The Guardian’s founder CP Scott that sits at the top of their Comment is Free web page, illustrating what value the media outlet puts on discussions with its readers. However, in January of 2016 their Readers’ Editor Stephen Pritchard penned a piece explaining why some topics will no longer be open to comments on The Guardian website.

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