The lion from the British coat of arms telling to the Duke of York “20 000 more, take them“ who is already prepared with a large bag for the transfer. Crowd on the right is shouting “Oh, give us some bread” while nobility on the left is waiting for their share.
BBC2 have commissioned an “ambitious” series which will tell A Black
History of Britain – and they are describing it as “national event.”
Written and presented by acclaimed historian and broadcaster David
Olusoga, A Black History of Britain “aims to overturn the image of black
history as a marginal side-bar to mainstream history with new, dramatic
and at times shocking chapters from our collective past.”
The four-parter will draw on genetic and genealogical research,
original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews to reveal
how the lives of black and white Britons have been intimately entwined
The series will also see over 20 specially designed BBC Black
History plaques being unveiled at locations across Britain, former
colonies and the Commonwealth. The plaques will record and celebrate
people and events that are pivotal to this new history.
today the maintenance grant given to students from low income families has been scrapped, meaning that from september onward students can no longer receive up to £3,387 worth of grant money that they would have received before. this means that poorer students will have to take out larger loans, and will end up with up to £53,000 worth of debt when they leave.
one of the worst things about this is that the tories passed this through on the down low without taking it to debate with the rest of the house of commons - only 17 MPs debated this.
to get this issue debated in the house of commons this petition needs 100,000 signatures, so please, please spread the word and sign. you can only sign if you are a british citizen, but if you live in another country i urge you to share this in case you have british followers.