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Posts tagged ‘New Labour’

Liberals must accept responsibility for creating both Trump and Brexit

There are dark clouds gathering across England. The tabloid press attacks the judiciary as “enemies of the people”. The prime minister berates “activist left-wing human rights lawyers” for pursuing legal cases against British soldiers accused of war crimes. Right-wing demagogues contrast the “political elite” with “the will of the people”. Read more

New Labour’s bare-knuckle fight against asylum seekers

Last week a report on the abuse of asylum seekers by private security guards was published, with shocking but perhaps unsurprising conclusions. Given that Outsourcing Abuse (pdf), co-authored by the law firm Birnberg Peirce, Medical Justice and the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns, described how asylum seekers are beaten and abused in what Diane Abbott MP called “frightening state-sponsored violence”, it is shameful that the report did not spark more media coverage or outrage. Read more