Tag Archives: UK

Scotland | Scottish Parliament welcomes founder of Ukrainian neonazi party

by Conrad Landin

SCOTTISH politicians gave a round of applause to the founder of a Ukrainian neonazi party today, prompting calls for a review of parliamentary vetting processes.

Andriy Parubiy, who co-founded the neonazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU) in 1991, was welcomed to Holyrood in his role as chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament.

Scotland | Far-right ‘fascist’ politician welcomed into Holyrood as guest of honour

by Andy Philip
Andriy Parubiy was at the Scottish Parliament during First Minister’s Questions yesterday, a regular spot for visiting foreign dignitaries.

MSPs were invited to applaud a Ukrainian politician who founded a “fascist” far-right party.

UK | Six things we learnt from the Syrian airstrike

by John Rees

John Rees on the immediate conclusions we can draw from the US led airstrike on Syria

1 Trump wanted an immediate and much more widespread bombing of Syria. Secretary of State James ‘mad dog’ Mattis had to ‘walk Trump back’ to a more limited attack, according to the BBC. But we should be clear that this will not always be possible. Nor will the US foreign policy establishment always want the more limited option. Indeed, even now, more extensive bombing may still happen as the divisions within the White House continue.

UK | Salisbury poisoning: UK experts cannot prove novichok nerve agent used on Skripals came from Russia, MoD says

Accusations and recriminations between Britain and Russia are set to escalate with the news that scientists at the Porton Down military research facility have been unable to establish exactly where the novichok nerve agent used to carry out the Skripal attack was manufactured.

UK | SCL – a Very British Coup

by Liam O Hare

The scandal around mass data harvesting by Cambridge Analytica took a new twist on Monday.

A Channel 4 news undercover investigation revealed that the company’s eton-educated CEO Alexander Nix offered to use dirty tricks – including the use of bribery and sex workers – to entrap politicians and subvert elections.