Rachel O’Brien has the dubious pleasure of meeting BNP press officer, Phil Edwards.
Blogger and author, Tim Worstall on the revolution in Blogistan.
A Force That Drives Reform? Waldimar Pelser considers where Africa is now and what the future might hold.
F.W. de Klerk was the man who granted Nelson Mandela his freedom – yet also upheld the system that first imprisoned him. The former South African president tells Tom Rayner about his experiences.
The concern of Multiculturalism is not limited to the protection of individuals against specific instances of discrimination but it also extends to ensuring the flourishing and survival of diverse groups.
After all the optimism and excitement surrounding the Good Friday Agreement – for which 72% of the population voted in favour – where did the political process come unstuck?
As we spoke desultorily for over an hour at his office in Soho, it was impressed upon me – by this amalgam of political commentator, activist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, broadcaster and powerful orator – that nothing is sacred and there can be no room for dogmas.
The UK’s so-called ‘New Vision for Refugees’ proves itself woefully inadequate, for it is not about solutions to a problem of international dimensions, so much as a self-regarding and self-interested attempt to minimise this country’s role, at the expense of refugees, asylum seekers, and less well off countries in the developing world.
Throughout Europe, asylum seekers are alienated and dehumanised in public discourse. Public policy and the media have transformed the public perception of an asylum seeker from a person whose presence is legal under international conventions to a liar, criminal, and cheat.
Recently I went to a friend’s citizenship ‘ceremony’; it was depressingly bureaucratic affair, conducted in the sterile environment of a solicitor’s office.