The stabbings in Park Inn hotel in Glasgow on Friday are an awful outcome of a system which breaks many of the people caught in its vice. Of course not everyone put through the savagery of the Home Office’s asylum seeker system and locked away in a hotel room for months goes on to commit […]

A terrible outcome of an awful system that leaves no one safe


It’s a sign of the strange and frankly deeply disturbing Twitterisation of political debate in the UK that Robert Jenrick is not sacked as a Minister for a classic case of corruption, while Rebecca Long-Bailey is sacked as a shadow Minister for sub-tweeting The Independent’s interview with an actor who she knows from her constituency, describing her […]

Racist policing is a systemic, international problem




It is difficult to think of many things more contemptible than a protest which intimidates and violently attacks asylum seekers and refugees. The last thing someone who is just trying to get a safe place to live, and may well be experiencing trauma having been forced to flee war or social strife in their homeland, […]

Equal rights for all refugees – no to racism


The thing about the Tories is that, in the end, their essential Tory-ness always shines through. They are and always will be the nasty party because they are made up of people who got in to politics to defend the interests of the rich and powerful. As Boris Johnson’s Special Advisor Dominic Cummings once put […]

The limits of Tory divide and rule