Tory Society offends people with anti-Semitic messages
Plymouth University suspends its Conservative Society after a photograph of its members shows students to have anti-Semitic and racist messages on their t-shirts.
The photo shows some people to have the Star of David drawn on their necks, as well as right-wing figures written on their skin and clothes.
The University said it “does not tolerate anti-Semitic or racist behaviour under any circumstance and will take disciplinary action in line with procedures in the event of incidents such as this”, and the student union says, “We totally condemn behaviour of this kind along with all forms of racism and anti-Semitism.”
Rape Allegations against Ronaldo causes Nike to worry
Nike is concerned about allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nike said in a statement, “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.” EA Sports said, “We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.”
Ronaldo “firmly” denies the sexual assault of Kathryn Mayorga at Las Vegas Hotel after she speaks out with inspiration from the #MeToo movement.
I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) 3 October 2018
On Wednesday, Ronaldo spoke against her lawyers in the press conference. Ms Mayorga herself did not attend the press conference as she left Las Vegas to avoid the media. “She has decided not to make herself available to the media and stay out of the public because of her emotional state,” her lawyer says. He said a psychiatrist had diagnosed Ms Mayorga with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Will young people be able to afford housing?
There are fewer houses on the market in 2018 than any year of the past decade.
House prices have risen by 2.5% this year from January to September.
Young people in the UK aren’t saving money. About half of 22-29 year-olds are living with no savings at all, which is more than 10% more young people than ten years ago. Even out of those who are saving, 40% of those don’t have more than £1000 in their savings accounts.
With house prices rising, less houses being put on the market and young people having insufficient funds saved away, it brings into question where 20+ year olds will be able to afford to live in.
Man guilty of attempted murder after pushing boss onto tracks
CCTV footage showed Sir Robert Malpas, a former Eurotunnel boss, being pushed by Paul Crossley on to Tube tracks in central London.
91-year-old Sir Robert suffered from a head wound and fractured pelvis however was rescued by Riyad El Hussani and survived.
Crossley claims he did not intend to target him, he had taken crack cocaine the previous day and his actions were a result of paranoia, he was also diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 17. He said he was suffering from a panic attack and only intended to “push him over on the floor.”
Paul Crossley will be sentenced on 9 November after a report has been prepared.
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- Theresa May becomes known for her dance moves, after introducing her speech with Dancing Queen, ABBA.