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May 09, 2021

Divided UK: What next for PM Boris Johnson?

British elections that took place on Thursday were in many ways a symbolic referendum on Boris Johnson. While the results are still coming in, early signs suggest the Prime Minister...

How WE got a Boris Johnson chief advisor FIRED

This website with its biggest scoop got a previous chief advisor to Boris Johnson fired. Johnson was Mayor of London at the time and the "McGrathgate" incident perhaps gives a clue to the British Prime Minister's baffling refusal to today sack his chi ...

Dirty money: Who paid to make Boris prime minister?

Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom “chose” its new prime minister in July 2019 guarantees bafflement, followed by incredulity. Of course, it wasn’t the “United Kingdom” choosing at all. Only 0.34 percent of the electorate got a s ...

Corbyn must fight for Black people to keep their votes

Labour has to work harder to defend Black communities and not take their votes for granted or it risks losing vital support, veteran anti-racist campaigner Marc Wadsworth has warned on the eve of the party’s annual conference. Wadsworth, founder of ...

Ignored by big media: Conservative Party leaders' Islamophobia

There have been long-running headlines in big media about Labour's antisemitism problem. But mainstream journalists have ignored rampant islamophobia at the heart of Britain's ruling Conservative Party and the lack of action to tackle it.Poll ...

First Palestinian, Somali and Yemeni lawmakers in US Congress

I spent Thursday morning at the offices of two new Members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The scenes at both were just delightful. Throngs of Palestinian Americans jammed into Tlaib's offices, spilling out into the ...

Labour chiefs urged to reinstate expelled anti-racist Marc Wadsworth

More than 30 Labour organisations around Britain have demanded party bosses reinstate a campaigner who was expelled following a clash with an anti-Jeremy Corbyn MP at the launch of a report into anti-semitism and other forms of racism. And on Wednesday th ...

Can calamitous May stay on as PM?

A year ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high. Having triggered Article 50, she had the Conservative party lock-step behind her and a 20-point lead over the Labour Party. Everyone, both within her party and the wider Westminster comme ...

Twitter fury over UK MPs’ calls to ban Russian broadcaster

Many people have taken to Twitter to hit out at suggestions that British broadcast watchdog Ofcom should take away the licence of RT (Russia Today). Tweets from prominent commentators and politicians say doing so would amount to censorship and u ...

Winston Churchill's 'dirty wars' that plundered oil for Britain

While Winston Churchill’s role as an extraordinary war leader is being celebrated in a series of recent films, his support for dubious covert warfare has been largely ignored. Take for instance, his backing for the toppling of Mohammed Mos ...

‘Labour Party Black Sections reborn with new movement’

More than a hundred people from around the country crammed into a House of Commons committee room named after former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson for the parliamentary launch of Grassroots Black Left (GBL).They were Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Chri ...

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