Tahir Mehmood, aged 43, died in a commercially-run immigration lockup at Manchester Airport. The Coroner recorded a verdict of death by natural causes. A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman tells a more troubling story.
Terrorism "expert" Steve Emerson is more than a comic buffoon. His claims about no-go zones for non-Muslims in European cities are just part of a wealthy network spreading Islamophobia across the west.
Along with the Greens, polls show that the rise of UKIP could see a surge in turnout among the youth vote in this year's general election. For the first time in a while there seems to be genuine 'choice'. This is a good thing.
We should elect ministers directly, give them a substantial slice of votes, and combine their votes with those of other ministers, other elected representatives, and also direct votes from the public. What might this look like in practice?
This feels like the first time that sex and
violence, football, capitalism and democracy have crashed into each other
in a perfect storm. Has the Ched Evans debacle not only shamed UK football, but
The UK Modern Slavery Bill, and UK politicians’ obsession with immigration, risk undermining political moves to greater solidarity among all those—migrant and non-migrant—experiencing abuse or unfreedom in their employment.
the questions of who participates and on what
topics are critical, I want to throw open a different kind of question: when
– at whose discretion - should a constitutional
convention be established?