Monthly Archives: February 2015

I don’t want to be in the news again! Who will put an end to the non-sensical discourse on economic migrants?

Here we go again. After a period when my alter ego as the figure of the ‘economic migrant’ was in the news in the UK almost continuously had passed, to make way for concerns about terrorism and the NHS, it … Continue reading

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What is a war crime? Reflections on the anniversary of the bombings of Dresden in 1945 by RAF and US bombers

A couple of years ago at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) North in Manchester an exhibition showcased the British bomber pilots of World War II. The 2006 exhibition, entitled Against the Odds: the Story of Bomber – Command in the … Continue reading

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Who are the martyrs, the villains, the heroes and does it matter? Reflections on the snipers from the Maidan and the disintegration of Ukraine

On the day when yet another ceasefire agreement was signed in Minsk with respect to the armed conflict in Ukraine, it seems appropriate to remember that day almost a year ago when things began to spiral out of control. It … Continue reading

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