The Rage

Adam Barnett  |  5 October 2017

Julia Ebner’s armoury of critical thought – and willingness to humanise even her deadliest enemies – is what makes her well-sourced book so deserving of an audience, writes Adam Barnett The Rage – out today from IB Tauris – is part dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, the slain member of parliament who suffered the kind of …

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Disgruntled Labour

Nic Dakin MP  |  4 October 2017

Loyal party supporters in small towns grow tired with Labour and the inadequacies of its post-Brexit position, warns Nic Dakin Labour is in a much better place than it was a year ago, but we still sit on the opposition green benches while this dreadful Conservative government continues to make the lives of the people we represent ever …

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Is Prevent working?

Emma Lange  |  27 July 2017

Britain’s counter-terrorism strategy must command the confidence of the communities it seeks to protect, writes Emma Lange of the Labour Campaign for Human Rights Following the horrifying spate of terrorist attacks in the last few months the prime minister has pledged to double down on counter-extremism measures, telling us that terrorism ‘will only be defeated …

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Standing with Manchester

Richard Angell  |  23 May 2017

We are all Mancunian today. As the devastating news unfolded through the night and the horror of this vile act of terrorism became clear our thoughts are with those who are injured, the families of those who have perished and those who still cannot locate their loved ones. I cannot understand what those family members …

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The heroism of public service

Richard Angell  |  23 March 2017

Terrorism has failed to stop our MPs and our democracy – we must use this moment to help us value both again, writes Progress director Richard Angell ‘Today was an effort to stop our democracy on its tracks’, was how Laura Kuenssberg ended her reporting of the Westminster terror attack last night. Today parliament meets as an …

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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 with Orlando

Richard Angell  |  13 June 2016

The LGBT community and its allies in Orlando, Florida were the victims of an appalling hate crime and terrorist attack in the early hours of Sunday morning. We stand with them and their partners, friends and families at this difficult time and know, in the end, that Love Wins. We wish the 50 plus injured victims a …

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Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea

Adam Barnett  |  9 June 2016

A master terrorist is debating with a subordinate over some point of strategy in their bunker. The sheikh narrows his eyes, and after careful consideration remarks: ‘I agree it works in practice. But does it work in theory?’ This retelling of an old joke about academia must bear some resemblance to the intellectual life of …

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Letter from … Brussels

Claude Moraes MEP  |  5 April 2016

For everyone in the European parliament, 22 March was an agonising day. On that day, on rightwing blogs I read some extraordinary responses to the Brussels attacks. One hinted we were going to hear all the same responses that we heard after previous atrocities. But to be tired or complacent in our response is no luxury any …

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An open letter to Ken Livingstone

Joe Goldberg  |  27 November 2015

Dear Ken, I was there at Edgware Road on July 7 2005 when Mohammad Sidique Khan detonated a bomb killing Laura Webb, Colin Morley, Jennifer Nicholson, David Foulkes, Jonathan Downey and Michael Brewster, and maiming many others. The scenes at Edgware Road were beyond description. I returned to the station for the first time this …

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