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Campaigners call for spycop inquiry to be opened EU-wide

Campaigners for justice in the spycop inquiry hammered home the international damage being done to human rights by undercover police officers at an EU Parliament hearing today, as members of disgraced British unit the National Public Order Intelligence Unit operated across the zone.

Speaking at the Accountability for state agent Protection Against Police Infiltration conference in Brussels, spycop victims’ solicitor Darragh Mackey (pictured) argued the government’s increasingly discredited official inquiry… Continue reading

Let’s analyse: Theresa May’s 12-point plan for Brexit

Whatever else you might say about the Prime Minister, she can waffle like a true champion. Below is our commentary on the government’s comprehensive 12-point plan for Brexit.

1. We will provide certainty wherever we can

Jolly good, that’s not an actual plan for Brexit though is it. More a sort of standing aspiration of all governments since Gilgamesh got started building his wall in Sumer.

2. Leaving… Continue reading

A divided Kingdom: Thoughts on Brexit

Photo: Steve Eason

The not so United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU. It honestly doesn’t matter what individuals did with their ballots, or why. On a purely intellectual level each of the three options (to leave, remain or abstain) were valid. However we do not live on a purely intellectual plane and this result has very tangible repercussions for people’s lives – mostly the lives of migrants.… Continue reading

In or Out the ruling class will win and Fortress Europe will remain. Unless we dismantle it.

Internal EU border. By BlueMars at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3255909

People in Britain will be given a mockery of choice in the upcoming European elections. If the Leave campaign wins, they will be faced with a repeal of worker’s and human rights, a good possibility of even more restrictions on union laws and less movement around the continent. Additionally the Conservatives and future governments may be… Continue reading

Festung Europa: Discrimination Against Roma Rife In Eastern Europe

Roma demonstrate in Czech Republic. Photo taken by author

The tragedy and desperation of this summer’s Mediterranean human trafficking has slowly drawn blood even from the stone of David Cameron’s largely retiring isolationism, and united an unsteady Europe in sharing the humanitarian responsibility, or the accompanying rhetoric at least. The major parties have been joined in sympathy. There could be no other response. The savagery of Syria, the poverty… Continue reading