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UK Politics

What a Mississipi election and the Yorkshire bullying case have in common

BY David Waywell   /  29 November 2018

Two disparate stories from opposite sides of the Atlantic but each bearing a reflection of the other.

In the first, here in the UK, another video surfaces that shows the virtues but also the virulence of social media. A young Syrian boy is bullied in his school in Yorkshire. The British public leap to his defence, sending money his way, offers of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, opportunities to relocate, as well, sadly, a mob of “defenders” eager to teach the bully a lesson.