Israel Annexation Plan Puts International Law to The Test – Is It Still Relevant?

If Israel’s planned annexation of a further thirty percent of Palestinian territory goes ahead on July 1st or anytime thereafter then international law and a rules-based world is toast. International law is under the microscope this week and the examination will determine whether a rules based world order is a reality or a figment of the imagination spouted for effect by various world leaders and players but amounting to no more than a fairy-tale. Do international laws actually apply in the world or are they as useful as a chocolate teapot? Make no mistake about it, the Israeli plan which […]

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Glasgow Stabbing Incident – Report the Facts Avoid the Fiction

The modern addiction to 24-hour news lends itself to the shoddy, sensationalist and unreliable reporting which surrounded the dreadful incident which occurred in Glasgow yesterday afternoon. Around 12.50 Police Scotland received a distressing call about a stabbing incident inside a city centre hotel. Within a matter of minutes unarmed police officers were on the scene closely followed by armed officers minutes later. Several people had been allegedly attacked with a knife or other sharp object and sadly a police officer in attendance received life threatening wounds. The assailant was located within a room and subsequently shot dead. The exact circumstances […]

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Politicians Must Face Criminal Charges for Lying – Their Deceit Corrodes Democracy

It could lead to a severe prison overcrowding crisis the likes of which has never been experienced in UK history but the time for the introduction of a specific criminal offence of lying to the public is now long overdue. It would clip the wings of politicians who use telling lies as a campaign tool to win votes or defend the indefensible and who now think nothing of spouting regular porkies in Parliament, safe in the knowledge there is no punishment for their deceit. The prevalence of dishonesty in politics is a corrosive cancer which undermines public trust and endangers […]

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Katie Hopkins and Orange Walks are Equally Repugnant but Bans Are Unwise

Katie Hopkins is an embarrassment to humanity. A thoroughly horrible woman with reprehensible right-wing and reactionary views who delights in insulting others and spreading malicious rumours and lies designed to hurt her targets. She has a long record of revolting insults and has found herself defeated in courts and sacked from jobs for telling lies and breaching norms of human decency. The fact she attempts to live off her uncouth racist rants and rancid anti-working-class views places her at the very bottom of the human species. Earlier this week she attempted to steal some of Marcus Rashford’s deserved limelight by […]

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Money Before Morals Party Ahead in England but not Scotland – Time to Go

The Government have been forced to make a U-turn on their mean and heartless school meals policy by a young black professional football player, Marcus Rashford, who himself was a recipient of free school meals as he grew up in a poor one-parent household. The Tories were determined to turn down his appeal to extend free school meal provision during school term holidays until the social media spotlight grew so intense that their shameful opposition to the move crumbled. This embarrassing but welcome U-turn was also undoubtedly encouraged by the knowledge that Scotland’s First Minister was set to announce at […]

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