Red notice – a tale of two books

The Second Reading of the Immigration Control (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill was moved on 15 December in the House of Lords by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws. The stated purpose is to create legislation that will prevent gross abusers of human rights from entering Britain. More plausibly the noble Lords are entangled – by design or ignorance -in a seedy campaign to fuel Russophobia.  Continue reading

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Beethoven from Palestine

It sounds like a small thing – the removal within 24 hours of a House of Lord’s Library briefing. But given that it heralded a debate about the living conditions of Palestinian children, Lord Warner’s request for an explanation seems reasonable. He began with a quotation: “Israeli thinkers have right from the beginning judged that the injustice to the Palestinians perpetrated by the establishment of their state can never in truth be rectified for those who were displaced.” Continue reading