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An appalling attitude towards Yemen last Tuesday


On Tuesday in the House of Commons 20 MPs tried to change the way in which the Government is planning to deal with Yemen over the next financial year and sadly James Cleverly who was representing the Government at the … Continue reading

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Will we be able to celebrate 70 years of the Refugee Convention?


In around 50 weeks on the 28th July 2021, the 1951 Refugee Convention or Geneva Convention will have reached its 70 year Anniversary. In one sense we should be able to celebrate that despite the many challenges that have arisen … Continue reading

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We need a coherent National and International response to C-19


The challenge we are all facing in trying to understand the impact of Coronaviris or COVID-19 is made much more difficult by the lack of credible and consistent political leadership in a range of contexts (This piece was written on … Continue reading

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After the EU, UNESCO then the UN and NATO and then where next?


The decision by our International Development Minister to publicly state her desire to withdraw us from the United Nations agency UNESCO should raise all sorts of concerns amongst the nation that created UNESCO and which has benefited enormously from it … Continue reading

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Dear Penny and Alistair


As Ministers in the current UK Government it is encouraging to see you both using twitter to call for “all parties to prevent civilian casualties and to cooperate with the UN” over the crisis in Yemen. As MPs and Ministers … Continue reading

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Four months of death, injuries and destruction in Gaza


According to this report from the United Nations, in the last 4 months since the end of March a significant number of people in Gaza have been killed and 100 times as many have been injured. The need for our … Continue reading

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Alongside Windrush are many other failings


As Amber Rudd and her team are being put through the wringer for their complete failure to deal in an adequate way with the Windrush scandal under her leadership and that of her predecessor, let us not forget that the … Continue reading

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Theresa and Donald degrade democracy


Early this morning a brief period of military action took place, commissioned from the safety of three  western democratic national government headquarters designed to try to destroy some of the chemical warfare facilities in Syria. In the case of both … Continue reading

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All Life must be protected


Many of us will reflect on the Holocaust today and several other forms of ethnic cleansing that are recognised as genocide. The theme this year of “How can life go on?” demands that all forms of ethnic and racial prejudice … Continue reading

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Cowardice and Immorality


Cowardice and Immorality Continue reading

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