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Posted 20 September 2017
There have been numerous reports of riots and violent clashes in UK prisons this year. It's always difficult to pinpoint the causes of such flash-points, but an outbreak of violence at the privately run HMP Birmingham in September suggests that the prison smoking ban could be partially to blame after prisoners were reportedly heard chanting "we want burn" – which is slang for tobacco.
Posted 16 September 2017
Chris Allen in The Conversation: Five serving members of the army have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to National Action.
Chris Allen in The Conversation: on Channel 4's The State. Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
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