Despite a change in the universal jurisdiction legislation last year, Israeli officials and military officers are still not visiting Britain for fear of arrest on war crimes charges.
Clang. Another budget u-turn drops. All charity donations will now be exempt from the clampdown on tax avoidance.
“Transsexual” has become shorthand for someone ridiculous, someone unnamed, someone that nice, middle-class people probably don’t know. Transphobia has passed the dinner table test because those who mock trans people simply don’t expect to see one of us at their dinner tables. I’d like to petition high profile trans newsreaders and politicians to raise awareness, but none exist. Trans people are today’s Aunt Sallys – and comics throw pies at us with impunity.
With Ireland going to the vote today and Greece on June the 17th, David Bowden argues that those who call for a more technocratic (and less Democratic) European Union are the real problem with Europe. We need to be serious about holding the EU to account for the mess that we’re in today.
Is Ron Paul betraying the movement he built?
Clara Cullen argues that giving government the constitutional power to define what, or more importantly what does not constitute a marriage infringes upon traditional small government values at the heart of US Republican ideology. If they continue to insist on staunchly adhering to socially conservative values, she argues, they will become increasingly out of touch electorally.
In the play “Malvinas, islas de la memoria” about the Malvinas / Falklands war, currently running at the Cervantes National theatre in Buenos Aires, writer / director Julio Cardoso and his team make it clear that parody is the only possible way to look back and laugh.
At the weekend we splashed on how 26 per cent of Tory voters would “seriously consider” voting for UKIP, after 10 per cent have already made the switch. I went back to ComRes to find out where the other parties vote has gone. This is what the results show – and they make grim reading for Nick Clegg.
Last month I blogged on how Ed Miliband was performing better, and his supporters would be looking for an uptick in his poll ratings. As the Labour party extended its lead over the Tories, there was still the feeling that this was an anti-government vote, and that Miliband was being out-polled by his party.
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Last night, I sat in City Hall as Ken Livingstone’s political career ended; bizarrely, my parents were there as it was beginning. Back in the early 1970s, they were all members of Norwood Labour party’s insurgent left, battling the party’s right together following the perceived disappointments and betrayals of Harold Wilson’s Government. And so began a two-pronged struggle that would mark the rest of Ken’s career: against the Tories on the one hand, and the right-wing flank of his own party.
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