Soho streets evacuated ‘over fears of unexploded bomb’

Streets have been cordoned off (Picture: @_anothergeorge_/Twitter) People have been evacuated from Soho streets in central London over a potential ‘unexploded bomb’, according to reports. Good Morning Britain researcher Cameron Walker tweeted: ‘Metropolitan Police are evacuating part of Dean Street in #Soho. They’ve told me there is a suspected unexploded bomb near the Soho Hotel.’ […]

Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

I recently attended a conference at Clare College, Cambridge, organised by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, considering the role of the Commonwealth in 2019 – its challenges and opportunities. The Commonwealth still struggles to an extent to articulate its role and significance in international relations. One session, which included myself as […]

Kurdistan’s powerful Barzani family accused of using London real estate to corrupt Iraq regulators

While 2019 marked the ten-year anniversary of the withdrawal of most British troops from Iraq, court filings in the United States have shed new light on how the UK, specifically London’s notoriously opaque real estate market, continues to play a role in the governance issues roiling Iraq to this day. A request for discovery filed […]

#Brexit – ‘We are ready to start the next phase, to defend and promote Europe’s interests’ #EUCO

  The decisive victory by the British Conservatives in yesterday’s general election was widely and enthusiastically welcomed by European leaders attending today’s (13 December) European Council. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that they welcomed the certainty that the election provided and said that it had been difficult when things had been agreed in Brussels, […]

UK wing of Bangladesh’s ruling party appear to be campaigning for Labour candidate – Channel 4 News

Should a British parliamentary candidate receive campaign support from an organisation linked to an oppressive foreign government? Questions are being asked about an operation to support  Labour’s candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn in north London. Tulip Siddiq is the niece of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, whose government is accused of serious human rights violations. Channel […]

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and […]

Man guilty of sex attacks on women and children – Channel 4 News

It took the jury foreman seven-and-a-half minutes to deliver the verdicts. Serial sex attacker Joseph McCann was guilty of 37 charges. His youngest victim was just 11 years old. McCann kidnapped, assaulted and raped women and children in terrifying attacks across England over a two week period. But 34-year-old McCann was released in error without […]

Arron Banks and the UKIP data hijack – Channel 4 News

Leave.EU – the largest pro-Brexit campaign in Britain, set up and run by the millionaire Arron Banks – have been accused of hijacking personal data during the Referendum campaign. A whistleblower who worked for UKIP during the Brexit campaign has told this programme how he was ordered to hand over the personal details of more […]

Exploring N Ireland’s divides as Brexit looms – Channel 4 News

27 Nov 2019 Throughout this election I’ve been travelling across the United Kingdom – assessing the state of the union and exploring how Brexit is exposing deep divisions in our politics and our communities. Throughout this election I’ve been travelling across the United Kingdom – assessing the state of the union and exploring how Brexit […]

‘People will lend their vote in Brexit election’, says former MP Heidi Allen – Channel 4 News

25 Nov 2019 Joining me now are former Conservative culture minister, Ed Vaizey, who had the Whip removed in September this year for rebelling against the government. He subsequently had the Whip restored, but is standing down anyway. Also with me are the former Labour MP Gisela Stuart who campaigned for Brexit and the former […]