The 25th of November 2022 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 31 mostly Muslim migrants crossing the English Channel in a rubber dinghy. The deaths have been marked as the worst maritime disaster in the Channel for 30 years. The circumstances of the horrific events are even more disturbing.
The United Kingdom has had 3 Prime Ministers (PM) and 4 Chancellors of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) over the past 3 months. The ruling Conservative Party (Tories) are languishing in the opinion polls as much as 30% behind the opposition Labour Party which itself is populated by politicians lacking in experience and standing to lead […]
In recent weeks, the British government has been under fire for the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers in its immigration centres, and the appalling conditions in which they are held while waiting to be processed once they arrive on the country’s shores. Around 4000 people were kept at the Manston facility in Kent, a former […]
As the cost-of-living crisis intensifies in Britain, attention has turned to the scale of hunger affecting children in the country. Various media outlets have reported that child hunger is one of the biggest challenges facing schools in the UK. According to the Guardian paper, headteachers and food aid charities have said that they are struggling […]
Australia’s negotiations with the EU on a trade agreement have been postponed as the scandal surrounding Canberra’s decision to cancel its defense contract with Paris escalates. As noted, in solidarity with France, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen expressed doubt that the bloc could conclude a trade agreement with Australia.
Question: What are the scopes and significance of the US military alliance with Britain and Australia? Is it directed against China? Or is it a British and American slap to France after it destroyed Britain’s influence in Tunisia, and after its followers turned against America’s agents in Guinea, and after France’s efforts to build a […]
After boasting to his MPs that “the reason we have the vaccine success is because of capitalism, because of greed, my friends” … he quickly attempted to withdraw the comments. While his retreat speaks to concerns of image management, his instinctive advocacy of greed represents a fundamental belief. This is a man, after all, who […]
On Tuesday, 9 March 2021 Kenya’s Parliament ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the United Kingdom. The trade deal will give UK goods 25 years of tax free entry into Kenya. (Daily Nation) Comment: Kenya’s ratification follows that of UK’s House of Lords debate that took place on Tuesday, 2 March 2021. (Business Daily, […]