Human Rights

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The UK Riots: A Simple Case of Jealousy and the Problems of Democracy

riots

The recent UK riots in no way can be justified. Indeed, those who seem to be justifying are left leaning ‘experts’ or so called liberals. What the riots have made apparent is this way of thinking needs to stop. Indeed, if we continue on this path then it may be the case that scum in society may get away, literally, with murder.

The riots were not disaffected young people trying to Continue reading

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The end of the beginning for Libya?

libyan rebels

Libyan Rebels

Six months and on almost 100,000 casualties, over half murdered by Gaddafi, what’s next for Libya?  The first thing is for the National Transitional Council to unite the separate factions.  While most Libyans support them the ‘rebels’ are still very un-united in how Libya will be ruled.  They will have to ensure Libya remains one country and that people do not try to take advantage.  The other major obstacle will be to ensure Continue reading

Why Liberty are right to work alongside the police

Shami Chakrabati, of Liberty

Shami Chakrabati, of Liberty

Liberty have come under attack from various left-wing groups for working with the police. Sean McHale offers his defence of Liberty.

Liberty, the independent campaigns organisation which seeks to protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone has been under attack over recent months from a series of left-wing groups (including Fitwatch and Network for Police Monitoring) who hold Continue reading

Right of Reply: Get our editor a ‘Death Penalty Supporter Card’ and hold him to it

thou shalt not kill

Thou shalt not kill

On the 5th of August, James Garry wrote a piece outlining his support for the reinstatement of the death penalty. A.P. Schrader cares to disagree and tells us why Garry is wrong and also why it is wrong to kill people for their crimes.

A rather distressing development has occurred. In its infinite wisdom, Her Majesty’s Government launched a new ‘e-petitions’ site. The obviously fatuous (one might almost say ‘Blairesque’) idea behind this innovation is that any ‘e-petition’ that secures over a hundred thousand signatures will be “eligible for debate in the House of Commons”. It is a mind-bogglingly stupid idea and, one Continue reading

The UN and Syria – A hypocrisy in action

Syria Revolution

The UN are hypocrites not intervening in Libya

The United Nations have involved themselves in intervention or peace-keeping in the Balkans, the Ivory Coast, Afghanistan, the Lebanon and in the Israel/Palestine conflict. And, of course, Libya. Yet they are disinclined to intervene in Syria. Is this hypocrisy of the first order? Alex Patnick asks.

As many of you will have read or seen on TV, in recent days, the Assad regime in Syria has been besieging and occupying the town Hama as well as attacking Deraa and committing Continue reading

A chance for change in Venezuela.

Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez

With Hugo Chavez in ill-health, Venezuela has a chance to rid itself of its corrupt and dictatorial leader. It is time the Chavez administration considered new candidates to view for political power, argues Daniel Willis.

The recent news to come from Venezuela indicated that the populist President Hugo Chavez is suffering from bowel cancer. Despite having a tumour approximately the “size of a baseball” removed in late June he has recently found it necessary to return to Cuba for possible chemotherapy or radiation treatment, as was announced last week. Whilst still maintaining an iron grasp on the country, the recent revelations have sparked debate not only regarding the health of the President, but Continue reading

South Sudan – The revelry and perils for a new nation

Sudanese refugees

On the ninth of July, the former Republic of Sudan split to form Sudan and the new Republic of South Sudan. It is inevitable that some people will disregard this ‘unimportant nation’ as no news of any concern at all but I think that is pitifully naïve, and here is why. First, before it split, it was the largest country in Africa, with a potentially huge emerging market for businesses and entrepreneurs who were willing to go into the warzone. Secondly, since the current president of Sudan (the old president of the two combined countries) is wanted for crimes against humanity and genocide against the South Sudanese.

This split is, if nothing else, a triumph of diplomacy to avoid such mass scale killings. Thirdly, the combined international importance of the oil wealth in South Sudan alongside being blacklisted by USA as a sponsor of Continue reading

Time to Wake Up and Smell the Lapsang Souchong: Why We Should Do BIG Business with the Communist Party of China

Britain can't dictate to the Chinese any more

Long gone are the days when The West could dictate terms to China. The balance of power has changed. Britain cannot afford to be too fussy about human-rights; we must do urgent business with the Chinese, writes Christian Walker.

We live in especially interesting times, internationally. This is because we are witnessing the rise of a new global power in the form of China; a rise which could culminate in the eclipse of American power (initially economically, later militarily) at some undetermined point in the future – all things being equal, certainly during the lifetime of our children. ‘What about India’, you say. Good point. A key reason for the focus on China owes to the unique challenges China’s rise poses to the global community – challenges of a very serious and fundamental nature, which are (thankfully) absent when considering India’s rise. Continue reading

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