Opinion Archive

A Tory MP let loose on Question Time with a savage take-down of the Daily Mail
During BBC Question Time on 14 June, Conservative MP Dominic Grieve launched an unexpected and savage take-down of the Daily Mail, and specifically its editor Paul Dacre.

Credit where credit’s due Grieve was responding to accusations in the Daily Mail that he was “supping with the devil” in attending a meeting with “avowed enemies of Brexit”. In apparent exasperation, he explained that the Daily Mail’s use of personal attacks …

In one interview, John Humphrys shows everything that’s wrong with the BBC
On Radio 4‘s Today programme on 12 June, John Humphrys interviewed David Davis about the government’s Brexit plans. And this one interview provided a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with the BBC.

This was Davis’ first interview since the recent rumours of his threat to resign over the customs union. As such, we might have expected a hard-hitting interview exploring the details of what’s potentially the biggest …

Nicola Sturgeon just nailed what most people have been thinking about Boris Johnson
Nicola Sturgeon was on top form on 10 June. Appearing on Sky News’ Ridge on Sunday, the SNP leader slammed Boris Johnson and his role in the government. In doing so, she nailed what many people have been thinking.

Not fit Sturgeon said: I don’t think Boris Johnson should be anywhere near a Government office. You know, he must be one of the least fit people to hold a high office of state that we’ve …

A shocking tweet from the IDF destroys one of the biggest myths of the Israel-Palestine conflict
A series of tweets from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) account have been met with shock. Because they destroy one of the biggest myths about Israel and Palestine, by showing how uneven the conflict truly is.

Under attack Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu visited the UK for talks with Theresa May 6 June. Meanwhile, a familiar story played out in the Palestinian territories. The day Netanyahu touched down in Britain, the IDF posted a …

One year on from the general election, a distinguished author lays bare why Corbyn’s enemies can’t defeat him
Hilary Wainwright is an author, scholar and activist. And one year on from the 2017 general election, she has laid bare why Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies are struggling to defeat him.

Wainwright is a founding editor of the Red Pepper magazine. She is also a fellow at the Transnational Institute, and has just published a book called A New Politics from the Left. In it, the book’s publisher summarises, she takes a detailed look at …

British soldier who lost leg in Iraq shares powerful message to those who think he should be Islamophobic
A British Army soldier who lost his right leg in combat has gone viral on Facebook for a post attacking Islamophobia.

Chris Herbert, who served in the British Army in Basra, Iraq, lost the limb when a bomb went off next to his Land Rover in 2007. One of his comrades and friends Private Luke Simpson, lost …

Bernie Sanders tweets new expression of support for Palestinians in Gaza
Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran against Hilary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, shared a new video in solidarity with Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip yesterday.

“The voices of the Palestinians are rarely heard,” Sanders tweeted. “This is what life is like for those who are living in Gaza under a 10 year blockade.” The clip consists of Palestinians in Gaza …

Religious extremism is at the heart of US support for Israel
One of the most important elements of the Israel lobby in the United States is right-wing Evangelical backing – or Christian Zionism.

The fanatically anti-Palestinian group Christians United For Israel, CUFI, claims to have more than 4 million members. It was founded in 2006 by a Texas mega-church televangelist, Pastor John Hagee. It now has smaller branches in the …