Category Politics

While Trump Jr’s busy spilling the beans, Hillary Clinton makes her own confession [The Canary]

Book review of ‘How I Lost By Hillary Clinton’ from OR Books. First published in The Canary on 14 July 2017:   There have been many articles and comments about why Clinton lost her election campaign. And it’s often been the stance of the Democratic Party itself to blame Russian interference, the electoral college system, and […]

Theresa May has given Jeremy Corbyn a boost no-one saw coming, says an award-winning writer [The Canary]

Q & A with Alex Nunns, author of ‘The Candidate – Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power’, on post election thoughts. First published in The Canary on 2 July 2017: No-one could predict Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to become a Labour leader with the biggest increase in vote share since 1945. Except Alex Nunns, who’s been […]

Dual nationals are paying a heavy price for UK-Iranian relations [Middle East Eye]

Opinion piece and overview of the case of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe one year on from her detention, and other Iranian dual nationals in arbitrary detention, and the possible underlying motives. First published in Middle East Eye on 20 April 2017: One year. One year can disappear in the blink of an eye, or can feel […]

If you’re wondering how the hell Trump happened, this book reveals all [The Canary]

Book review on ‘Trump Unvailed’ by John K. Wilson. First published in The Canary on 10 March 2017: Unless you’ve been living on Mars (which looks like a great place to be these days), you’ll know who Donald Trump is. But how the hell did he get into one of the most powerful positions in […]

An equal-rights bi-national one-state solution is the only solution [The New Arab]

Did Trump just kill off the two-state solution? The time has come for a single-state, with equal rights for all, before Israel creates one without Palestinians. First published in The New Arab on 17 february 2017: In the three weeks since Donald Trump took presidential office, he has besmirched the White House with a tornado […]

A ‘major whitewash’ has landed Theresa May’s government in court [The Canary]

  The High Court proceeded with a judicial review case determining whether the UK’s decision to continue arms sales with Saudi Arabia was lawful in the context of possible war crimes in Yemen. Opinion piece discussing the whitewashing of abuses by the UK government. First published in The Canary on 8 February 2017: Last year, […]

Thousands of Brits tell Trump where to shove his Muslim ban, and MPs have the best response

On the ground report of London protests – part of nationwide protests – against US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying that Britain should not welcome the President in a state visit. At the same time, in the House of Commons, MPs debated an emergency motion condemning the US ban. First published in The Canary on 31 January 2017: […]