Who paid for your education? Were your parents on benefits? Does your mother have a degree? These are not new security questions for telephone banking. Instead, if recent Government guidance is enacted, these are the sorts of things your HR department or any company you apply to will want to know. Many of us instinctively recoil at this sort of intrusion into our past. Surely, the only thing that matters is how good I am at my job? Big Brother bosses can butt out. The challenge we all face is that Britain is more unequal now than it has been for decades. With young people chasing fewer good jobs, and fewer good houses, it has become painfully difficult for the less well-off to establish the sort... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free and easy to do. Join regular debates with our journalists by commenting on articles Sign up to exclusive newsletters that give you the inside track on Westminster and Brexit Register Log in … [Read more...] about Henry Morris: Government questions about employee’s public school and class background are unintelligent and unsophisticated
Sputnik:Has the western media blamed Russia too swiftly following the Skripal incident? Dr Marcus Papadopoulos: It is completely premature and completely unintelligent to blame Russia for the incident; yes the report has determined that a nerve agent was used to attack Sergei Skripal and his daughter, but they have been unable to determine the source, so as far as I'm concerned and indeed any rational, level headed person should be, this is not sufficient to blame Russia. Sputnik: Could the nerve agent have been produced in the UK? Dr Marcus Papadopoulos: All I would say on this matter is that in the world of espionage, the seemingly unthinkable can happen and I don't believe we will ever really know what happened in Salisbury, with Litvinenko or any other case in the world involving espionage. The world of espionage is a very dark sinister world and the reality is you won't ever know the cold, hard … [Read more...] about ‘It is Premature and Unintelligent to Blame Russia’ for Skripal Case
PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 January 2018 Lauren Hockney Juliet Thomas and Natasha Sawkins launched a campaign to end the Essex girl stereotype. Picture: KIKA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY Archant What do you think when you hear the phrase “Essex girl”? - writes Lauren Hockney. Natasha Sawkins, co-founder of The Mother Hub. Picture: THE MOTHER HUB For some it may conjure up a stereotype involving white stillettos (has anyone even worn these since the 80s?!) peroxide blonde hair, lots of make up and, according to the Oxford English dictionary is “a brash, materialistic young woman of a type supposedly found in Essex or surrounding areas in the south-east of England”. The Collins English dictionary definition is both appalling and aggravating: “A young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste, and sexually promiscuous.” So can you only possess brash and materialistic traits, and be … [Read more...] about Be careful who you call an Essex girl!
CELEBRITY Big Brother’s Jess Impiazzi has been labelled “far too low rent” for Jonny Mitchell to date – despite admitting that he fancies her.As viewers are certain that the Love Island and Ex on the Beach stars could spark the first romance in the house, a friend of 26-year-old Jonny’s has said he’s even more likely to get with Ann Widdecombe, 70, than Jess, 28.Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, a friend said: “Jess couldn’t be any further from Jonny’s type so any rumours of a romance brewing are misinformed.“Jess is far too low rent for Jonny to date, she is a nice girl but he just wouldn’t ever go there.“He’s far more likely to get with Anne Widdecombe than Jess and that’s saying something!”The insider added: “Jonny goes for mainly lighter haired girls and intelligent women.”Despite the pal’s remarks, Jess has proven on many occasions that she is far from being … [Read more...] about Jonny Mitchell would ‘NEVER get with Jess Impiazzi because she’s not intelligent’ – despite admitting he fancies her
A plane travelling from Chicago to Hong Kong was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Alaska after an incident involving faeces. United Airlines flight 895 rerouted to Anchorage after a passenger allegedly smeared excrement in two of the aircraft's lavatories. The man is also said to have tried to flush his shirt down the loo. Further details about the man have not been released, but the FBI said that there were no indications the incident was terror related. No injuries were reported. FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier simply said "an unruly passenger had caused some kind of disturbance" on the plane, according to Sky News . Anchorage airport police lieutenant Joe Gamache added that the shirtless man, 22, did not attempt to interfere with the flight crew or resist them. He was not arrested upon landing – but he was interviewed. Lt Gamache said: "We received a report of a passenger who had messed up the bathrooms with his own faeces. "After the interviews were done, … [Read more...] about United Airlines flight diverted to Alaska after customer incident with faeces