When is the Opposition going to challenge the Prime Minister on racism within his own party?

Dawud Izza UK

With recent pressure mounting on the government over junior doctor contracts and the fight back against the ‘academisation’ of UK schools, a red herring was just what they needed to gain some breathing space, and the anti-Semitism row within the labour party seems to have provided just that. There is an air of irony about all of this when you …

Cameron’s EU dilemma

Op Ed UK

By Simon Jennings Recently, David Cameron formally announced his plans to renegotiate Britain’s position within the European Union ahead of the intended referendum. In short, Cameron’s demands focus around four key areas: economic governance, competitiveness, sovereignty and immigration. Provided these conditions are met, the Prime Minister’s stated aim is to campaign “heart and soul” to keep Britain within the European Union. …

UK air strikes, Syrian rivers of blood, and no dam in sight

Sami Hamdi UK

The government has passed the motion permitting air strikes on ISIS positions in Syria by 397 to 223. The UK will join the US, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other nations already involved in Syria. The Prime Minister David Cameron delivered his argument as one of two choices; attack or wait to be attacked, a far cry from …

Chair of Defence Committee says no to airstrikes

Soumaya Hamdi UK

The Chair of the Defence Committee and Conservative MP Julian Lewis declared in today’s discussions over extending British airstrikes to Syria, that going ahead with Cameron’s motion would be ‘ineffective and potentially dangerous’. This scathing criticism of the Prime Minister’s plans for military action comes off the back of increasing concern over future implications if airstrikes over Syria were to …

Yes, ‘migrants’ are human- why are media outlets only discussing this now?

Soumaya Hamdi Western Europe

In April already 1, 700 men, women and children had died crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of starting a better life. The death toll has now reached 2, 500. Why is it then that only the mainstream media outlets are discussing the human angle of being one of those desperate enough to undertake this perilous journey?

Mr Cameron, your advisers on tackling extremism have got it all wrong

Sami Hamdi UK

Insisting on erroneous foreign policy decisions, exacerbated by Cameron’s invitation to Sisi to visit the UK, only further undermines the advocates for peace and democracy within the community and fuels the extremist argument that the ‘West will never allow you to decide for yourselves’. Moreover, the draconian measures being introduced to curb extremism only serves to push those on the border of extremism to extremism itself. Whilst many will proudly point to Britain’s involvement in Kosovo and Sierra Leone, these people fail to realise that the youths joining ISIS were too young to even comprehend Britain’s role in these countries. At the time of Britain’s involvement in Kosovo and Sierra Leone, these youths were not even halfway through primary school. What Theresa May and David Cameron must understand is that this is a generation whose defining points have been the Iraq war, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Syria.

British politics will never be the same

Sami Hamdi UK

In the build up to the election all of the polls indicated that Labour and Conservatives were neck-and-neck. Media coverage centred on who the Conservatives or Labour were likely to enter into a coalition with. No one predicted the astonishing victory for Cameron, the heavy defeat for Miliband, and utter annihilation of the Liberal Democrats. So why did the elections turn out the way they did?

The SNP double whammy which destroyed the centre-left

IbrahimAdaci UK

…except the SNP surge did not stop at wiping out Labour and the Liberal Democrats in Scotland. It gave David Cameron the perfect weapon to crush them both South of the border. The politics of fear may not be the most honourable or truthful way of securing votes but if it can be both sufficiently terrifying and somewhat believable while it remains the most devastating tool available to the parties of the establishment.

Elections 2015: What have the parties promised the youth?

Soumaya Hamdi Economy, UK

With the General Election on the horizon and no party expected to win a majority, it appears that like five years ago, the UK will have a hung parliament after 7th May. Support for Labour and the Conservatives now appears to be neck and neck, with a ComRes poll published on 2nd May showing each party with 33% of the public’s prospective …