Podcast Ep. 89: Google Pioneers Post-literacy Approach For Staff Complaints

RD Google wrongthink

The sacking of a Googler after an alleged ‘anti-diversity screed’, newspaper attacks on a student activist tweeting about the Dalston riots, and Britain’s pro-consumer data protection rules are the three topics this week.

Joining us is YouTuber Taha Khan, who can be found on the video site and Twitter.

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Oliver Letwin’s memo was a Thatcherite document, not a racist one

Oliver Letwin, September 2013 by Policy Exchange

The annual cache of old Whitehall documents provides much-need rations for the starving press over the quiet weeks around Christmas and New Year, and this year a memo from 1985 concerning race riots is proving particularly nourishing.

On the menu is Oliver Letwin, current chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (a trust fund for Lizzie Windsor) and former policy wonk in the Tory government of Margaret Thatcher, for penning a memo in November 1985 on the social malaise in inner cities that led to riots in Tottenham and Brixton.

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