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Reading of the Director of Public Prosecution’s decision over the death of Ian Tomlinson at last years G20 protest, I’m reminded of Edward Gibbon’s memorable phrase: “Where error is irreparable, repentance is useless”. I pray that this does not become the leitmotif of this tragedy.
The announcement by CPS that they will not be bringing criminal [...]
The release of General Giora Eiland’s report into the actions of the IDF when stopping the flotilla bound for Gaza confirms what we all know: the quality of mercy is not strained when the IDF judge their own.
To the General’s “relief, the investigation found no negligence or failures on any significant matters”. There were, you [...]
This issue actually pivots on a single question: do we care about strangers? If we do, then we must strain every sinew to protect the vulnerable among their number. If we do not, then we have no right to call ourselves a compassionate nation.
The news that two gay asylum seekers fighting deportation have been given leave to stay in UK by the Supreme Court, is a welcome one.
The men, from Cameroon and Iran respectively, sought to challenge the previous government’s contention that they had no grounds for asylum as they could move “elsewhere” in their home states and [...]
The cloud of linguistic and moral confusion that was the “War on Terror” seems finally to have cleared.
The Government’s announcement that it will hold a judge-led inquiry into allegations that the Secret Intelligence Services were complicit in the torture of terrorism suspects is a welcome one.
However, less welcome is the lack of clarity (or should [...]
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