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Keith Hussein

Keith Hussein
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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.

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

Cares living wage
An army of Carers are overworked, undervalued unappreciated but more so underpaid. Carers save the economy £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer. 5 million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work - that's 1 in 7 of the workforce. However, the significant demands of caring mean that 600 people give up work every day to care...

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

#Article13
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...

The Rise of the Machines: automation in the workplace and the case for a Universal Basic Income.

rise of the machine
The Rise of the Machines: automation in the workplace and the case for a Universal Basic Income. (Dr. Keith Hussein) The current transfer of jobs from the physical to the virtual economy is a different sort of off-shoring, not to a foreign country but to a virtual one. If we follow recent history we can’t assume these jobs will be...

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...

Reasons to Leave the EU

Ten Reasons to Vote ‘Leave’ 1) Public monopolies in healthcare, energy and rail - all official Labour Party manifesto policies - are prohibited under Article 107 of the Lisbon Treaty (2009). Many respond by arguing that other EU countries have publicly owned state monopolies, but on closer inspection this is simply not the case in practice. This is because...