Tony Blair

The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones

An Israeli commission found Ariel Sharon personally responsible​ for the [Sabra and Shatila camps] massacre<p>In November 2004, Britain’s foreign secretary Jack Straw laid a wreath at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. How might this have been framed with the current Labour …

Israel

Labour’s Jewish group backs investigation into Jeremy Corbyn wreath-laying row

Labour’s biggest Jewish organisation today demanded Jeremy Corbyn be “completely transparent” about his controversial trip to Tunisia after it …

UK News

Jeremy Corbyn, 1970s Revanchist, Is Suddenly the Face of the New New Left

The politics of Britain and the U.S. can have a strange, synchronized rhythm to them. Margaret Thatcher was a harbinger of Ronald Reagan as both …

Political Science

Omagh Bombing: How The Tragedy Unfolded

Two decades have passed since 29 people lost their lives in Real IRA attack.<p>Reuters Photographer / Reuters<p>Today marks the 20th anniversary of the …

Northern Ireland

Socialism Return

Politics & Ideas<p>Socialism Return<p>An old adversary.<p>Noah Rothman / Aug. 14, 2018<p>A<p>For some on the right who sold books, sat behind microphones, or …

Opinion

The Londoner: Jeremy Corbyn demands peace in the park

Jeremy Corbyn may have an anti-Semitism storm to be deal with but he’s also busying himself with noise complaints.<p>The Labour leader, who is refusing …

UK News

Manchester United are being damaged by their political pantomime

Soccer

Parliament incident - when was the crash and what else has happened at Westminster?

ARMED police swooped on Westminster today after a car crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.<p>Here's what we know about the …

Extremism

How Trump Crushed the Climate Change Hysterics

Thirteen years ago, a Republican president who had pulled the United States out of an onerous climate treaty faced isolation at the annual gathering …

Labour Party

The Londoner: Jeremy Corbyn criticised Reagan grave visit

Jeremy Corbyn called for former US President Ronald Reagan to cancel a “disgraceful” planned visit to a German Military Cemetery at Bitburg in 1985, …

UK News

Doctors could be allowed to end the lives of patients with dementia or other degenerative diseases if they can't feed themselves, as one brands medics' proposals 'the most chilling thing she's ever heard'

Doctors will be able to decide to end the lives of patients with severe dementia or other degenerative diseases if proposals from their own leaders …

Health (UK)

The Art of Creating Power: Freedman on Strategy

Pulling together the vast corpus of Lawrence Freedman’s work is an ambitious feat, but this book manages it with aplomb. The contributors tackle his …

Labour Party

If the Tories really want to act on homelessness, they should learn the lessons of New Labour

The Conservative government has neglected the issue of homelessness for almost a decade. Theresa May’s announcement yesterday of a £100m fund to end …

Public Administration

Matt Forde, Brexit Through The Gift Shop, review: ‘A collective facepalm at the state of the world’

Matt Forde: Brexit Through The Gift Shop<br>Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh<br>★★★<p>We have had Labour versus Tory, Yes versus No, Leave versus Remain. In 2018, …

Labour Party

The British Museum’s “Looting” Problem

This weekend, headlines across the internet announced that the British Museum was to “return looted antiquities to Iraq.” Eight tiny artifacts, some …

British Museum

Tom Richmond: Wise Brexit counsel for Theresa May from John Major, a man who has been there before

THE similarities between Theresa May, and John Major’s government, become ever more apparent as feuding Tories forget that no political party is …

Boris Johnson

Jeremy Corbyn shouldn't be condemned without context

The terrorist killing of Israeli athletes at the 1970 Olympics was an appalling atrocity, and I would hate to think of Jeremy Corbyn honouring the …

Great Britain

Coronation Street fans can't stop laughing as Sally is arrested while dressed as a clown

There were comical scenes in tonight's Coronation Street as snobby Sally Metcalfe was arrested while dressed as a clown.<p>Poor Sally was just soaking …

Coronation Street

Introducing Britain’s new political party

LONDON — You don’t have to spend long in Westminster before you hear someone talking about the possibility a new political party emerging in the …

Conservative Party

Music For Misfits: The Story Of Indie

Rather like goth, indie music is one of pop’s most nebulous genres. The myriad bands operating within its parameters are generally labelled “indie …

Music

Time to accept that the Good Friday Agreement has not delivered

Northern Ireland is a land of continuing sorrow. A land where the tears never really get a chance to dry. A land where, almost every day, an awful …

Northern Ireland

What are academies - and what are their pros and cons?

The brainchild of former Labour prime minister Tony Blair and his education advisor, Andrew Adonis, academies were introduced through the Learning and Skills Act 2000 to boost struggling schools in deprived inner-city areas.<p>Since then, the number of academies has grown dramatically to just under …

Education

Fox hunts are merging to survive as experts say that the future of the tradition will push different groups to join forces

Hunts are merging to survive as experts say that Britain’s shrinking countryside will see more groups joining forces.<p>Two Essex hunts will this season become one in a move that they say has made them financially stronger and more able to deal with the challenges that they face.<p>Countryside groups say …

Wildlife

VS Naipaul, British author, dies aged 85

The British author VS Naipaul has died at his home in London aged 85, his family said in a statement.<p>Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful …

Literature

Road from war to peace needs patience, maturity | Cape Argus

Peace in Northern Ireland wasn’t exactly a “quick win”.<p>It took around 389 years.<p>In Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process, Timothy J White …

Cape Town

Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

British author V.S. Naipaul, a famously outspoken Nobel laureate who wrote on the traumas of post-colonial change, has died at the age of 85.<p>Naipaul, …

Literature

Obituary: VS Naipaul

<b>It is universally agreed that Sir Vidia Naipaul was a great writer of the English sentence; a master stylist and story-teller with a cold, clear eye for the ironies, tragedies and sufferings of mankind. But here all agreement stops.</b><p>For his many supporters, his fiction had merciless comic clarity …

Literature

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

<b>Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said.</b><p>Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas.<p>His wife, Lady Naipaul, called him a "giant in …

Literature

Foxhunting prosecution professor ‘misrepresented science’

A professor who has been an expert witness in hunting prosecutions and provided key evidence for the foxhunting ban has been accused of “manipulating” evidence in an academic row.<p>Prof Stephen Harris, a retired Bristol University academic, has been accused of “cherry-picking” studies, allowing him …

Boxing Day

Amazing pictures show the building of Bootle New Strand back in the 1960s

These incredible images show Bootle New Strand being built.<p>The pictures reveal the scale of the project which changed the face of the area for …

Liverpool