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Hungry, Scared, And No Closer To Safety: Child Refugees Failed By Britain

Hungry, Scared, And No Closer To Safety: Child Refugees Failed By Britain

What does a 10-year-old living alone in the migrant camp in Calais worry about most? Abdul is bothered by the rats that rustle around him while he sleeps and by the effort involved in getting enough food, in the wake of a decision last month by the French authorities to close down the cafe that […]

Theresa May ‘Raised Objections To Project As Home Secretary’

Theresa May ‘Raised Objections To Project As Home Secretary’

Theresa May raised objections to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power deal during the coalition government, the former business secretary Sir Vince Cable has claimed, in remarks that will throw fresh doubt over the project’s future. Cable said that as home secretary, May had been unhappy about the former chancellor George Osborne’s “gung-ho” attitude to […]

UK Not Doing Enough For Conflict-Stricken Northern Nigeria, MPs Warn

UK Not Doing Enough For Conflict-Stricken Northern Nigeria, MPs Warn

Britain is not doing enough to help northern Nigeria, where millions of people have had their lives ruined by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. The gap between Nigeria’s poor and conflict-stricken north and more prosperous south could widen, a report by the international development committee said (pdf). Nigeria went through its first democratic transfer […]

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

The first top-flight UN meeting on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) since they were adopted last year marks a key moment for the implementation of the ambitious 15-year blueprint. The theme of this year’s high-level political forum in New York is “leave no one behind” – a fundamental principle behind the global goals.aunching the first […]

It Is Easy To Despair Of Our Leaders, But Brexit Has Exposed Britain’s Rotten Core

It Is Easy To Despair Of Our Leaders, But Brexit Has Exposed Britain’s Rotten Core

David Cameron has had a good week. Never mind that he took a gamble with the UK’s future, lost his bet and then opted to retire from what seem likely to be protracted and unpleasant consequences; in media terms he has been able more or less to recede from view. Instead, the spotlight has been […]

How The Brexit Campaign Used Refugees To Scare Voters

How The Brexit Campaign Used Refugees To Scare Voters

A month before Britain voted in one of the most important referendums in a generation, the campaign to leave the European Union seemed to be losing steam. The British public, it appeared, was not convinced that life without the EU would make them freer or more prosperous. Economists were making stark warnings of a downturn if […]

The Brexit Nightmare

The Brexit Nightmare

What has the United Kingdom just done to itself, its people and the future of its youth? It is difficult to fully understand why a country in taking a decision about its future will decide on a false option that seems to negate long-term interests.  And this, just because a total of 17.4 million people […]

EU Parliament Leader: We Want Britain Out As Soon As Possible

EU Parliament Leader: We Want Britain Out As Soon As Possible

A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough. Cameron announced on Friday morning that he would step down as prime minister by the autumn, after […]

The Brexit Could Be Bad News for ‘Game of Thrones’

The Brexit Could Be Bad News for ‘Game of Thrones’

Millions of people are set to tune in Sunday to watch the season six finale of Game of Thrones, HBO’s sprawling fantasy epic about warring kingdoms in the fictional land of Westeros. On Thursday, voters in a real-life kingdom will decide whether to break with the European Union — a move that could spell bad […]

Aid Watchdog Urges DfID To Consolidate Gains On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Aid Watchdog Urges DfID To Consolidate Gains On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

The UK has brought water, sanitation and hygiene improvements to almost 63 million people in poorer countries over the past few years, but its aid programmes still need to be more sustainable, targeted and detailed, according to the independent aid watchdog. In a new report, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) says the Department […]

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