United Kingdom

Social Media Communication: Understanding the Impact Of Online Platforms

How individual politicians as well as political parties, exploit social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook has garnered much interest in recent years. It has recently attracted even greater attention in the U.K. as the Conservative Party were accused of uploading deceitful or downright false information throughout the General […]

British Woman Arrested For Reporting Alleged Rape

On December 30th 2019, a 19-year old British woman was found guilty of public mischief by a Cyprian court for alleging that she had been gang-raped by 12 Israeli men in Avia Napa. Unnamed for her protection, she was handed a 4 month prison term, suspended for 3 years on […]

U.K. Foreign Secretary Parrots Trump’s Party Line On Soleimani Assassination

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has come out in support of the United States’ decision to assassinate Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Friday. Speaking to the BBC this morning, Mr. Raab described the U.S. attack at Baghdad International Airport as an act of “self-defence” in response to the “nefarious actions” […]

U.K. Plans To Pass Anti-B.D.S. Law 2

Under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom plans to pass a law banning participation in “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions”, a political movement intended to pressure Israel into ending the occupation of Palestine. The law is part of a global movement spearheaded by Israel to suppress the BDS campaign.  Self-described […]

The Case Of Diego Garcia: How The Chagossians Have Been Ignored For Decades

Can one country steal another one? And better yet, can it be done without anyone noticing? This is exactly what the U.K. did to Diego Garcia, the largest and southernmost island of the Chagos Archipelago, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean, […]

A “Horrific Reality”: The Inhumane Detainment Of People With Autism In The UK

It has been a month since the UK parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights published a report outlining the severe human rights abuses that occur in the detainment of young people with autism and other intellectual disabilities in mental health hospitals in the UK. The Committee reported “grim” evidence about […]

The Rise Of Populism: What Is It And How Is It Impacting European Politics?

Populism in the twenty-first century has gone through a major resurgence and emerged, especially following the most recent U.S. and U.K. elections, as a significant factor in politics. However, the rise in populist politics is not isolated to these two nations. A rapid spread of populism is seen throughout the […]

The British Mandate And The Creation Of The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The British Mandate for Palestine, established in the wake of the First World War after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, transformed Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East. While Palestine was a part of the Ottoman Empire, interfaith relations were relatively peaceful. Although non-Muslims had what was referred to as […]

Rethinking Remembrance Day: Unpacking Memory, Identity And War

Remembrance Sunday originated out of a national desire to commemorate British troops that died in WWI. In the years following 1919, Armistice Day ceremonies were used to promote the message that “never again” should we engage in the brutality and futility of war. At this time, the grief caused by […]

U.K. Could Face Charges Of Crimes Against Humanity As Chagos Islands Dispute Rumbles On

Britain could potentially face charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court, should the Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jagnauth follow through with proposed legal action over the country’s continued occupation of the Chagos Islands. Jagnauth told the BBC this week that he is exploring the prospect of filing […]