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Egyptians turn to unlikely source

As reported earlier today, Iran has followed Egypt in blocking access to online news sources such as the BBC, Reuters and Yahoo News. However, Egyptians are getting their news from an unlikely source- The Thorpe-Apps Report. 

The Thorpe-Apps Report was founded by Andrew Thorpe-Apps in January 2011 and has become popular with young internet surfers. 

The emergence of such sites makes it nearly impossible for national governments to effectively censor information on the web.

The Thorpe-Apps Report can be found at thorpe-apps.blogspot.com

Reflections on the revolution in Europe

Mass immigration into Europe in the past 50 years has profoundly changed the continent and is likely to change it even more over the next half century. Yet it is a subject so immersed in fear and wishful thinking that it often seems we still don't have a proper language in which to discuss it.
It is partly for this reason that Christopher Caldwell's new book, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, will seem rather shocking. He asks some unusually direct questions: can you have the same Europe with different people? Why did mass immigration happen when so few people actually wanted it? Immigrants want a better life but how many of them want a European life? Why is minority ethnic pride a virtue and European nationalism a sickness? Is political correctness just fear masquerading as tolerance?
This 2009 work investigates the impact of mass immigration on Europe. Caldwell argues that the mass immigration by Muslims to European countries' cities is altering the culture of Europ…

Essex Police fill budget gap with more fines

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Police in Essex will have to make devastating cuts of 50million over the next four years as part of the Govern-ments spending review. The figure is 5million more than Essex Polices Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle predicted the force would have to slash when he spoke on the issue earlier this year. The saving the Essex constabulary will have to make equates to the salaries of 19,230 frontline police constables. 

The police budget in Essex will be cut from the current 267million to 217million by 2014/15. 
The force has yet to announce how it will make the savings. Andy Bliss, Essex Polices deputy chief constable, said it was inevitable jobs will be axed. He said: We will study these figures in order to understand the exact consequences for the Essex Police budget. Together with the Essex Police Authority we will tailor our plans for savings to fit with the budget we are given. 

The Chief Constable has said before we will have to make major changes to the way we organise policing in the …