Tag Archives: Syria

A weird cast of allies

Yesterday, Parliament voted in favour of airstrikes against ISIL in Syria. It all got pretty ugly. David Cameron infuriated Labour MPs after he urged his colleagues not to go through the division lobbies with people he described as a “bunch … Continue reading

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Humanity before security

The number of migrants trying to get into the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais has fallen dramatically in the last week or so following the installation of new fences and the introduction of extra security guards. The impact on the haulage … Continue reading

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Obama’s tea towel address

In a televised address to the American people, President Obama said: “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL … Continue reading

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Syria, through David Cameron’s rose-tinted glasses

David Cameron apparently acquired an impressive pair of rose-tinted glasses during the Whitsun break. Describing the situation in Syria through the distorted prism of his new spectacles, similar to those worn by BBC correspondents, the prime minister told the House … Continue reading

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Arab Springwatch

Prepare to be intrigued and amazed by the world at the edges of our human landscape, the places we like to forget about – the seemingly endless desert wastelands, the rural poverty, the chaotic urbanisation and more. Intriguingly, these places … Continue reading

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