Category Archives: Britain

Britain’s Prevent strategy: Potential implications for civil liberties

Policeman holding a camera Ruth Tenne views the potential of the UK government’s Prevent strategy – whose purpose is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism – for snuffing out legitimate activities, such as criticism of Israel and support for the Palestinians. Read more [...]

Cold light of dawn for Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn - standing up In the light of the UK Labour Party’s poor performance in local and regional elections, Stuart Littlewood says the choices left for party leader Jeremy Corbyn are either to expose and confront his enemies head on, or to set up an alternative, clean party. Read more [...]

UK Zionists rattled by election of first students union president of Muslim background

Malia Bouattia, President of Britain's National Union of Students Gilad Atzmon writes: Malia Bouattia Read more [...]

Poverty, isolation, removal: asylum in the UK

Plight of UK asylum seekers Graham Peebles examines Britain’s policy towards asylum seekers, which he says is not just ”incompetence bordering on madness”, but derives from intolerance, deprives asylum seekers of their dignity and treats them with a lack of compassion. Read more [...]

Unjust and dysfunctional: Asylum in the UK

Dysfunctional UK asylum system Graham Peebles argues that the British asylum system, which is slow, inadequate, cold and indifferent towards some of the world’s most vulnerable people, is causing hardship to thousands of innocents and is in need of urgent, far-reaching reform. Read more [...]

UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign blocks call to expel Israel from UN

Wither PSC? Stuart Littlewood asks where does the Palestine Solidarity Campaign – the UK's leading pro-Palestine campaign group – go from here, now that it has rejected a proposal to seek Israel's expulsion from the UN for persistently violating international law? Read more [...]

Market-driven homelessness in London

Homelessness in London Graham Peebles highlights the growing problem of homelessness in the British capital, and the criminalisation and marginalisation of homeless people by a central government that is focused on serving the rich and powerful. Read more [...]

Message to Jeremy Corbyn: dump the baggage, build from new

Conservative and Labour Party After his very public humiliation by pro-war rebels in the House of Commons, and with more to come from the dysfunctional Blairite rump of the Labour Party, Stuart Littlewood argues that Jeremy Corbyn might do well to cut his losses and go his own way. Read more [...]

UK bombs in Syria without a plan and without a strategy

David Cameron - no strategy, no plan Stuart Littlewood explains why it is UK Premier Cameron, not opposition leader Corbyn, who is the “terrorist sympathiser”, and highlights the fact that the decision to bomb in Syria has been taken without a credible strategy. Read more [...]

It looks bad for Corbyn as UK strains for war

Jeremy Corbyn and Syria strikes Stuart Littlewood writes: The knives Read more [...]