Tag Archives: UK

UK | The House of Lords needs ‘total reform’ according to the person writing Corbyn’s constitutional policy

by Chris Jarvis

The House of Lords has long been a feature of British politics. But the person responsible for developing Labour’s constitutional policy has called for it to be scrapped.

‘Total reform’

At the Scottish Labour Party conference, Pauline Bryan launched a paper on what the UK’s political structure could look like in the future. Bryan is in charge of developing Labour’s policy on constitutional affairs.

UK | UK Rejects International Court of Justice Opinion on the Chagos Islands

By Craig Murray

In parliament, Alan Duncan for the government has just rejected yesterday’s stunning result at the International Court of Justice, where British occupation of the Chagos Islands was found unlawful by a majority of 13 to 1, with all the judges from EU countries amongst those finding against the UK.

UK | UK Integrity Initiative heavily involved in Skripal affair

by Robert Stevens

The Institute for Statecraft (IoS) and its Integrity Initiative (II) constitute a secret propaganda network tied to the UK security services. They bring together high-ranking military and intelligence personnel, journalists and academics to manufacture and disseminate propaganda serving the geo-political aims of British imperialism and its allies.

Sweden | Global arms industry: SIPRI report

(Stockholm, 10 December 2018) Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international arms industry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). 

UK | Theresa May: more than a lame duck, less then a dead duck

by John Rees

Theresa May needed the support of 159 Tory MPs to remain as leader of the party. She managed to get just 41 more votes than that. And this included 140 MPs who owe their government jobs to her patronage.

With well over one third of her own party voting to get rid of her, this cannot conceivably be seen as a strong and stable base from which she can lead the government.