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Keith Hussein

Keith Hussein
Dr Keith Hussein, specialises in globalisation, culture and media, twenty five years in various FE/HE roles. has an MA and recent PhD (2017). He also writes publications on ethnicity and media.

A Dark Day for Internet Freedom – Article 13 and the EU Digital Single Market

The European Parliament has today approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive including the controversial Article 11 and Article 13 (which has now been renamed Article 17) by 348 to 274 votes against the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts. These new laws which require force platforms such as YouTube and Facebook to filter or...

Is an EFTA/EEA Deal the Solution to the Present Brexit Impasse?

Brexit Impasse
Calls have reached fever pitch for another referendum or ‘People’s Vote’ with a ‘remain’ option on the ballot in the last few weeks. This has combined with a full-blown offensive by the centre-left metropolitan press who have published a slew of poll data claiming that the majority of people would vote remain in any re-run. These articles include such spurious...

Blame it on the Brexit

Blame it on the Brexit
Brexit a convenient scapegoat!  Brexit has become the scapegoat for everything including a shortage of au pairs as headlined by the so called ‘People’s vote’ backing liberal Newspaper like The Guardian with headlines that make common people chuckle “Au Pair Shortage Sparks Childcare Crisis For Families”. There is also the Independent and Evening Standard’s run on the article that states...

Is a German Recession Inevitable?

Europe's austerity is a political decision to go into recession It looks like Europe is heading into recession, multiple economists say. Germany and Italy may already be in "technical recession." Last week, three of Europe's biggest economies produced a horrible set of manufacturing numbers for November: Industrial production: Italy: down 1.5% Spain: down 1.5% Germany: down 1.9% Here are those numbers over time: The tragedy...

The Month when Project Fear became Project Hysteria

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” For the last two and half years since the EU Referendum result was announced left-leave voters have been subjected to a deluge of insults and accusations on social-media sites as well as the opinion pieces and comments sections of established liberal-left newspapers such as The Guardian and The Independent. As we enter...

Let’s have a Guaranteed Living Wage for all Carers – they deserve it!

Cares living wage
It’s time to make the case that a Guaranteed Living Wage (GLW) should be paid to all carers whether they are family members, domiciled or private sector workers. This idea can also form the basis of a new national model of social care which shifts provision away from care homes in the private sector back toward families and communities. Social...

Brexit No-Deal

wto rules
Reality Check Brexit, the ‘Cliff Edge’ and possible implications of a final ‘No-Deal’ The liberal-left commentariat and its beleaguered but ever vocal public supporters continue their stubborn push for a coveted second referendum or ‘People’s Vote’ on the final Brexit deal despite all of the legal complexities and obvious political crisis this would cause. This view is largely fed by...

EU Single Market Rules and a UK National Investment Bank

EU opt outs
EU Single Market Rules and a UK National Investment Bank EU Single Market Rules and a UK National Investment Bank Tarrant and Biondi make the case that ‘EU state aid rules do not prevent a future Labour Government from introducing necessary radical reform of the economy’ and are largely present to prevent ‘the ruinous beggar-thy-neighbour macro-economic policies of the 1930s’ (Tarrant...