At the start of the 2015 conflict in Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula conquered a 700km stretch of coastline. A second civil war germinating out of a pre-existing one will only cultivate more fertile land for them
Brexit is too big a deal for the British people not to have a proper, informed vote. It’s the only way to fight against the discrimination that Brexit has spawned
My son’s care in Italy is in stark contrast to the recent experience of an Italian teenager while on an English course in the UK in July. And after Brexit, it’s unclear how he would have been treated at all – travel insurance does not cover the same things as the EHIC
In Franklin's hands, the song became a feminist anthem – something she herself said she didn't see as 'bold' at all, but instead the way things should always have been
Are there examples of members of England’s female football teams, athletic squads, hockey or cricket teams, kicking and punching members of the public and assaulting police officers when completely drunk in the small hours of the morning? I think you can guess the answer
When you travel to Derry, as I did this week, and listen to what people are actually saying about Brexit and the British government, it’s not entirely what you’d expect
That Trump’s malign message has gained such traction is deeply disturbing. But it has made headway precisely because of the way Trump has created a ‘them versus us’ dynamic
It’s important to privilege aspiration, rather than telling certain sections of society they should just learn code by themselves instead
Erdogan’s real crimes are buying the Russian S-400 missile system for Turkey, refusing to accept US support for America’s Kurdish YPG allies and allowing Islamist fighters to pour over Turkey’s border into Syria along with a load of weapons, mortars and missiles
Desperate as we are for an easy route out of our current malaise, adoption of all the IHRA examples will not ‘put the issue to bed’. There’s no use looking for a short cut, and no avoiding the necessarily delicate relationship between the party’s engagement with the Jewish community, our policies on Israel and responsibilities to the Palestinian people
This is not about asking the same question over and over again, it’s about offering a chance to approve how the country will be governed after 2019 – a discussion that never took place during the referendum campaign
According to the data, Boris Johnson’s seat in Uxbridge and West Ruislip has switched from Leave to Remain, as has Michael Gove’s in Surrey Heath. Should this make these two men wary?
Boris Johnson has repeatedly said public, prejudicial things and his party has repeatedly ignored it. Meanwhile, many of my Labour colleagues are at breaking point after the leader's refusal to tackle the antisemitism issue head on
When we first arrived from the South American country in 2014, I felt excited about the way the UK was moving forward. Now, it feels like life has gone full circle. Four years on, I haven’t ever felt so depressed about where this country is headed
Previous (or even future) engagement in moral behaviour provides people with moral ‘credits’. One study showed that people who were going to engage in a moral action, such as in a fundraiser or donating blood, were more likely to pick a white candidate over a black candidate as being suitable for a job
Of the almost 1,800 road deaths a year, we could expect one or two to be caused by someone riding a bicycle. You are more likely to be killed by Christmas decorations than by somebody on a bike. So why is the government prioritising a law change that focuses on the actions of cyclists, and not motorists?