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French Schools To Ban The Use Of Mum And Dad In Favour Of Parent1 Or Parent2

The words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ couple be replaced by ‘Parent 1′ and Parent 2’ in all French schools.

The French government has started the legal process to make the change in a bid to avoid offending same-sex parents.

However the move, which would see mum and dad removed from all school forms, has angered many people.

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Valérie Petit, who tabled the amendment to the Schools of Trust law, said: “No one should feel excluded from this society by backward thinking.”

The new phrases would appear on school forms.

Other MPs agreed with the change and it passed its first reading last week, reports Mail Online .

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French schools want to ban the traditional mum and dad saying it offends same sex parents

This paves the way for it to be made law, and it is expected to pass the second reading tomorrow.

The amendment reads: “To prevent discrimination, school enrollment, class registers, parental authorisations and all other official forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2.”

However the idea has angered many, with education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer saying it was a legislative overreach.

Alexandre Urwicz, President of the Association of Homo-parental Families, told local news outlets: “At first, we welcomed the amendment because, technically, it allows our families to be included in forms that previously did not allow it.”

 

**Hope they won’t bring that nonsense to the UK

Chuka Umunna, 6 Other MPs Resign From Labour Party Over Anti-semitism Row, Bullying And Corbyn’s Handling Of Brexit

In a shock development this morning, the former Shadow Business Secretary and MP for Streatham, along with 6 other Labour MPs announced his resignation from the party citing the party leadership’s failures over Brexit, anti-Semitism and a culture of bullying in the party which had left them no choice.

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The group of lawmakers, calling themselves “The Independent Group”, included Chuka Umunna, who had at one point been seen as a future leadership candidate, and Luciana Berger, who has been outspoken about the party’s approach to anti-Semitism. Berger, who is Jewish and eight months pregnant, faced a no confidence vote from her own Labour branch.

British born Nigerian Chuka Umunna who has been the Labour lawmaker for Streatham in South London since 2010, has called for other MPs to join them and the group will have their first formal meeting in the coming days.

“It is time we dumped this country’s old-fashioned politics and created an alternative that does justice to who we are today” He said.

In his statement after announcing his resignation, Chuka said on his Twitter wall “I became a political activist to serve my community and to change the country for the better. My decision today – which has been painful and difficult – is rooted in the values and principles which I have always held”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was disappointed in their decision to leave the party.

Vowing to ‘change politics’, the new ‘Independent Group’ of MPs – drawn from different generations of Labour – also includes Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Ann Coffey and Mike Gapes.  They accused Mr Corbyn of turning Labour into a racist party that weakens national security, accepts the ‘narrative’ of Britain’s enemies and lashed him for facilitating Brexit.

Defections would be biggest split since four senior figures left party in 1980s to form SDP.

Man Wanted For Indecently Targetting And Assaulting Teenage Girls At Stratford Westfield Shopping Centre

Detectives in Newham are appealing for help from the public to identify a man wanted for questioning in connection with a series of sexual assaults on teenage girls in Westfield Stratford.

The first incident happened on the 7, July 2018. The suspect has followed the 15-year-old girl around the shopping centre before sexually assaulting her over their clothing.

The second incident was on the 8, July 2018. The suspect has followed the victim a 15-year-old girl and then approaches her and indecently touches her over the victims clothing.

The third offence was on the 21, July 2018. The suspect has followed the victim, an 18-year-old woman around the shopping centre before sexually assaulting her over their clothing.

None of the victims required medical treatment but were distressed at being targeted, followed and sexually assaulted by the suspect.

DC Paul Newton from Newham CID is leading the investigation. He said: “This was a hideous set of sexual assaults on young girls out enjoying a day in the shopping centre. The suspect has deliberately targeted women alone and has gone to some length to pursue them. If you know who he is or have also been a victim, I would urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the man pictured is asked to call police via 07564 613 966 or Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC

Teenager Wanted For Assaulting Police Officers

A teenager thought to be in Erith is wanted after four police officers were assaulted in Kent.

Taiwo Oladunjoye, 18, is also believed to be in breach of a court order.

The teenager is the latest suspect police are trying to locate with the help of the public.

Detective Superintendent Hill said: “I know some people are unwilling to pass on information such as this.

“However, I would ask people to consider how they would feel if it was their family member, loved one or friend that had been seriously injured or the victim of crime.

Oladunjoye is on the MetPolice most wanted list

He added: “If you are one of the individuals we wish to speak to, I would suggest handing yourself in at the nearest police station sooner rather than later.

“Knocking on our door is infinitely better than us knocking on yours.”

We will update this article once we have more information on the alleged assault.

If you have information on Oladunjoye or know his whereabouts, you are asked to call police on 0800 555 111.

Abia State Governor’s Aide Nabbed In Possession Of Pre Prepared Presidential Election Result Sheet Giving Victory To PDP (video)

A man who identified himself as Gaius was on Friday caught with INEC sensitive documents and result sheets that gave PDP victory ahead of Saturdays presidential and national assembly polls.

Mr. Gaius who was apprehended in Umuahia by officers of the Nigerian police, during interrogation identified his boss as Mr. Chinenye Nwaogu Special Assistant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on youth and the focal person on N-Power in Abia state.

The middle aged man who was caught with various sensitive INEC materials including already prepared result sheets and Governor Ikpeazu’s letter heads admitted that the documents belongs to his boss Chinenye Nwaogu, an Abia state PDP insider for whom he was running an errand. He further admitted that the governor was aware of his mission.

Under interrogation, he admitted he knew the implication of what he has done, but said if he had failed to carry out the assignment of delivering the documents especially the result sheets to the INEC that his boss would be mad at him and will stop him from further enjoying the federal government N-Power grants that he has been getting.

He is still being held at the DSS office Umuahia where he is helping the DSS with their investigation into those behind the move to manipulate and rig Saturday’s election in Abia state.

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2 Nigerian Brothers Arrested Over Gay Empire Actor’s Attack

The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett’s account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the “Empire” cast member.

At least one of the men worked on the TV show, police said.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said authorities had probable cause to believe the suspects committed assault and battery against Smollett. But they had not been charged as of Friday afternoon.

Guglielmi would not comment on a possible motive.

Smollett, who is gay, has said two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and “This is MAGA country!” beat him and looped a rope around his neck early on Jan. 29 before running away. He said they also poured some kind of chemical on him.

The police spokesman said that there is “no evidence to say that this is a hoax” and that Smollett “continues to be treated by police as a victim, not a suspect.”

The two suspects, identified only as Nigerian brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo were picked up at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday on their return from Nigeria after police learned at least one worked on “Empire,” Guglielmi said.

He said he did not know what the man’s job was.

Guglielmi said police also searched the Chicago apartment where the men lived. But he said he had no information on what was found.

The police spokesman’s comments followed a furious 24 hours that included local media reports that the attack was a hoax.

Police said those reports were unconfirmed. And the producers of “Empire” disputed as “patently ridiculous” news reports that Smollett’s character was being written out of the show before the attack.

Smollett, 36, has said he was attacked while out getting food at a Subway sandwich shop in downtown Chicago.

Guglielmi said police have not found any surveillance video of an attack but continue to look. He said police also are contacting stores in the hope of finding out who bought the rope that was around Smollett’s neck.

In an interview with ABC News, the singer and actor said he didn’t remove the rope from around his neck before police arrived “because I wanted them to see.”

Smollett also said he initially refused to give police his cellphone because the device contained private content and phone numbers. He later gave detectives heavily redacted phone records that police have said are insufficient for an investigation.

Police are now treating the two brothers as suspects and not persons of interest but neither has been charged

Life Jail Sentences For Teenagers Who Murdered Lewis Blackman Following Confrontation At Birthday Party

Four teenager have been jailed for the murder of Lewis Blackman in February 2017 after a confrontation at a 16th birthday party in Kensington spiralled into a fatal street brawl.

Reporting restrictions were lifted today at court. Those jailed are:

Lawrence Nkunku, 17of Ward Lane, E9 was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum term of 18 years.

Thierry Edusei, 16 of Cannon Road, N17 was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for 11 years.

Paul Glasgow, 17 of Warwick Grove, E5 was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum term of 18 years.

Demario Williams, 17, of Bath Road, Enfield N9 was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum term of 20 years.

Nkunku, Edusei, and Glasgow were convicted in October 2018. Their sentencings were timed to coincide with the sentencing of Williams.

Two other 18-year-old males [B] and [H] were found not guilty of murder.

The court heard that 19-year-old Lewis, of York Way in Camden, was fatally injured after he and a number of his associates attempted to gain access to a party that they had not been invited to in Kensington.

In the ensuing chaos Lewis, who was known to his friends as ‘Dotty’, was fatally stabbed when he was chased down in the street by a mob armed with weapons.

At around 03:20hrs on Sunday, 18 February two Met officers on patrol were responding to reports of a large number of vehicles in Logan Place, W8, following a nearby party, when they discovered a male suffering from stab injuries laying in the street.

The officers immediately administered first aid to Lewis prior to the arrival of the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

Despite the extensive efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 03:46hrs.

A post-mortem examination held on Monday, 19 February discovered that Lewis had suffered 13 stab wounds from various knives. Cause of death was recorded as stab wounds to the chest.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command immediately began an investigation.

It was established that on the evening prior to Lewis’ death, a girl had rented out a property in Earls Court Road as the venue for her 16th birthday party.

She had drawn up a guest list of around 50 people, careful to invite people she knew from the Hackney area as she was aware of tensions between some of those invited and other males from Camden. The invite however was posted on social media.

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The teenager and the majority of her guests were at the party from around 00:40hrs, at which point there were no issues.

Between 02:00hrs and 03:00hrs however, a group of uninvited men, including Lewis, arrived at the property and began trying to get in.

They were refused entry and the front door was closed; one of the guests was heard to say ‘there’s boys outside causing trouble’, at which point the door was forced open and Lewis’ group gained access.

A panic ensued in which many attendees fled the apartment via front door and bedroom in a bid to escape an altercation between Lewis’ group and a number of attendees which then spilled outside onto the street.

Witnesses described seeing a group of around 10 men being chased by a larger group of around 20; members of both parties were reported to have been wearing hooded clothing and to have been armed with weapons, including poles and knives.

Lewis was one of the 111 young people fatally shot or stabbed to death in London in 2018

MetPolice Newsdesk