Grace Skelton

A moral duty to remember

Grace Skelton  |  27 January 2017

If ‘never again’ is to mean anything, we must help those subjected to genocide not only to survive, but to live again, writes Grace Skelton ‘For the survivor death is not the problem. Death was an everyday occurrence. We learned to live with Death. The problem is to adjust to life, to living. You must teach us …

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We must respect our judges

Grace Skelton  |  9 December 2016

‘Any society in which the safeguarding of rights is not assured and the separation of powers is not observed, has no constitution’, so said Montesquieu, the influential French political philosopher in The Spirit of the Laws 1748, whose theory of the separation of powers has been implemented in constitutions across the world. Fast forward to …

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The tragedy of Western isolationism

Grace Skelton  |  27 October 2016

The Labour party has always had a proud internationalist tradition. Yet in recent years we have allowed ourselves to be bullied into thinking that any attempt by the West to intervene in the affairs of another country, regardless of the reasons for intervention, is modern day colonialism. This thinking is not the preserve of the Labour …

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Solidarity … but with who?

Grace Skelton  |  14 October 2016

Last Saturday the leader of the Labour party spoke at a ‘Stand Up to Racism’ conference. Good, you might say. Racism is one of society’s great evils and it is brilliant that we have a leader who is vocal in his opposition to it. Unfortunately this particular organisation is not quite what it seems, which …

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