25 Years on from Wales’ Race Riots

by Yasmin Begum This year is the 25th anniversary of Wales’ last set of race riots. These took place in Ely, West Cardiff in September 1991 and were known as the “Petrol Riots” or “Bread Riots”. At the time, Ely was the largest purpose built council estate in Western Europe. Riots broke out in the… Read More

Why is child military recruitment still practiced in the UK?

by Yasmin Begum   In December 2015, the UK Parliament was engulfed in a long-winded debate at the House of Commons on whether to carry out airstrikes in Syria, before MPs eventually voted with 397 against 223 votes to authorise the bombing campaign. The following morning, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that initial bombs had… Read More