“You don’t get to stoke the fire at the beginning of the tournament by labelling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics’ and then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we’re campaigning against, happens.” So said England footballer Tyrone Mings in a pointed nod to Priti Patel’s
Every year I have the same New Year’s resolutions. Write more, eat less, moisturise more (or at all) and drink less. To be healthy, witty, loquacious all with baby soft skin. The moisturising lasts until approximately 6 January each year, the eating less is always
The latest net migration statistics published on 27 May are a much-delayed snapshot of England and Wales. The Office for National Statistics notes that new data from the year up to June 2019 should be viewed with some caution as Covid impacted its data collection.
There’s a nasty spectre looming over Refugee Week this year. As we celebrate the incredible contributions refugees make to our country, and as we recognise that far more must be done to protect the 30 million refugees and asylum seekers around the world,
A failure of intelligence, apparently, is what’s happened in Afghanistan. It happened in Iraq too, if you recall, back in 2003 – a failure of intelligence. A failure of intelligence might also make for a good name for a grand history book about the intervening couple of decades.
On Wednesday, Priti Patel stated in parliament that people crossing the Channel “are not genuine asylum seekers” and are only making the journey to live in UK hotels. It’s not the first time the home secretary has made harmful comments about refugees and asylum seekers.
The tragic loss of 27 lives in the Channel is a painful reminder of the failure of politicians on both sides of it. Although Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron have slightly softened their usual rhetoric, there is little sign of them finding the
In the aftermath of the murder of Sarah Everard, the home secretary made a heartfelt speech in the Commons, expressing solidarity with all those enraged that a woman had been killed by a serving police officer as she walked home.
One of the biggest issues concerning the government is what to do about asylum seekers crossing the English Channel. About 8,460 made the crossing in 2020, but more than 23,000 have done so this year. The government has undoubtedly
When Suella Braverman took to the stage of the Conservative Party conference yesterday and delivered her vision, her charter of cruelty placed her firmly as the furthest right home secretary we’ve seen in a long time, and won her a standing ovation from Conservative members. Her speech served the Tory base all the red meat they love.