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Corbyn Defied Media Rules by Linking UK Wars to Terrorism

London (FAIR) – When a terrorist killed 22 at a May 22 concert filled with young people in England’s Manchester, most journalists—especially US ones—assumed it would help the struggling Conservative Party and its standard-bearer, Prime Minister Theresa May, win the snap election she had called for June 8, just 17 days ahead. That is, after all, the conventional […]

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The Tories Unleash a ‘Day of Rage’ Every Day. It’s Called Austerity

London (AHT) – The right wing backlash against the righteous anger and, yes, rage over the mass incineration of human beings inside Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has begun. Demonising those who dare do anything other than wave a few placards and sing hymns in solidarity with the victims and survivors is being characterise as tantamount to […]

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The Day After Corbyn’s Surprise Surge, NPR Would Rather Talk About Buckethead

London (FAIR) – There were 771 words in NPR.org‘s lead day-after story (6/9/17) on the results of the British elections. None of them were “Jeremy” or “Corbyn.” That’s odd, because surely one of the most noteworthy aspects of the election was the surprisingly strong showing of the Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. Widely expected to […]

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Britain’s Gambling Tories Now Risk Irish Peace

London (SCF) – Like a crazed gambler who bet the house – and lost – Theresa May’s Conservative (Tory) government is now doubling down to risk peace in Ireland so that she might cling on to power. Having lost her party’s overall majority in the House of Parliament in last week’s humiliating British general election, May is having […]

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U.K. Elections: Tories Election Gamble Fails, May Forms Coalition With DUP

London (GPA) – Theresa May’s snap election gamble failed miserably yesterday, stripping the Conservative Party of their parliamentary majority, forcing the Tories to declare a minority government with the Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). The mood at 10 Downing Street today is most likely one of disappointment, shock and embarrassment following last night’s election results […]

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Corbyn Says What We All Knew: The War on Terror Isn’t Working

London (GPA) – Speaking to reporters in Westminster today, head of the U.K. Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn called for real changes to British policy in fighting terrorism. With only days to go before a snap election called by the Conservative Party under Theresa May, a major question now looming over the debates is terrorism. While […]

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The UK is quietly changing its policy on Israel and Palestine

London (MEMO) – Palestinians were delighted to see 2016 end with the UN Security Council passing resolution 2334 which reaffirmed the illegality of Israel’s settlement enterprise. The passing of the resolution was facilitated by the US abstention in the dying days of Obama’s administration. The UK played a key role in the drafting of the […]

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Thousands of Soldiers Leave the British Army as Morale Hits Historic Low

London (TFC) – More than 15,000 soldiers have quit the British Army last year due to declining morale within the ranks. Britain’s army shrinking is nothing new, however, this figure represents almost one-fifth of the just over 80,000 soldiers serving in the British Army leaving in the past year, and is thought to be the largest […]

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In Wake of Brexit, Over 100,000 U.K. Companies Register in Ireland

London (GPA) – Following the announcement last month by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain would not be able to keep their preferential access to European Union markets, thousands of businesses have begun registering in Ireland to remain in the EU. Although the deadline for completing the process of leaving the EU is two […]

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U.K. Weapons Export Head Warned Ministers to Stop Sales to Saudis

London (GPA) – In the first day of testimony in the U.K.’s high court hearings on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, it’s been shown that many of Britain’s top civil servants warned the government to at least freeze sales. Today in England’s high court, emails were reviewed from civil servants such as the head of […]

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