Anti-Semitism – the Ugly Face of Judgment

 

Anti-Semitism, and the long-standing abuse of Jews in the UK is an issue that, largely, and shamefully, has been ignored by the British media for far too long. Now it is centre-stage.

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Port Talbot – a Lesson in National Protection

The turmoil surrounding the steel industry in the UK, Port Talbot in particular, is a vivid but familiar example of what happens when a country’s assets are sold, or bargained away. The significance of what has occurred, however, is far more significant than it may appear.

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The Pernicious Power of Fear

World events, currently, are not dull. There is much to take our attention as political, social, cultural and military upheaval confirm the imminence of major change that, one way or another, will affect us all. No-one knows what will happen, but it is clear that fear is being used as a weapon to try to control events and achieve a certain outcome.

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Knowing our National Treasures

My heart sang when I learned on Wednesday that the Welsh Government has passed a law that puts sustainability at the heart of Welsh decision-making. The protection and enhancement of nature, land, water and air are highlighted, as well as measures to do with waste management and cutting emissions. There is more to be done, but it is an encouraging start.

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The Dilemma over China and Human Rights

The visit by China’s President Xi Jinping to the UK this week has been dominated by commercial imperatives, accusations of steel “dumping”, and concerns over China’s attitude to human rights.

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Slavery, and Greece

One definition of slavery is “a person who is excessively dependent upon or controlled by something or someone”: is this how the Greeks are feeling now?

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