The government must stop spreading untruths about immigration Print E-mail
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By Donna Covey

 

A Migration Observatory report published on Sunday, ‘thinking behind the numbers’ (pdf), shows that for all the government’s efforts to appease the public with a harsh stance on immigration – David Cameron’s calls last week for the public to ‘shop’ their illegal immigrant neighbours; tougher questions in the British citizenship test; and not to mention home secretary Theresa May’s infamous cat anecdote - they are hitting the wrong notes when it comes to tuning in to public opinion.

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Who Watches the Watchmen? Print E-mail
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By Kalsoom

 

In last week’s Economist, an article delved into the increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – also known more colloquially as drones – in present-day warfare. As The Global Post noted in their related series, “The Drone Wars are the new black.”

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10 reasons why Labour supporters should be worried Print E-mail
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By Mark Ferguson and Olly Parker

 

There was some cheer online among Labour supporters after Conservative Home editor Tim Montgomerie published his list "Ten facts to worry every Conservative". Instead of cheer Labour supporters should worry. While we were Refounding Labour the Lord Ashcroft funding machine has been putting polls and focus groups in the field up and down the country tasked with looking at how they can move from 36% to over 40%.

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Paul Goodman: Why the Conservative frontbench broke off relations with Douglas Murray - and what happened afterwards Print E-mail
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By Paul Goodman


Islam and Islamism are different. The struggle against Islamist extremism demands the separation of Islam, a complex religion, from Islamism, a political ideology. It also requires other qualities: judgement, self-control, attention to detail, patience and a sense of proportion - plus the acknowledgment that while the ideology is a threat to Muslim and non-Muslim alike, the religion is not.

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Caring for Pakistan’s children Print E-mail
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By Allison Zelkowitz

 

Every day we must each decide who to help, and who to ignore: the woman on the sidewalk begging for change, a neighbour carrying grocery bags up the apartment stairs, a colleague staying late in the office trying to finish a project. Sometimes we offer money, support, or time, and sometimes we walk by. Sometimes caring seems too hard.

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West must do more to support religious freedom following the Arab Spring Print E-mail
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By Ed Jacobs

 

In his speech yesterday to the Royal United Services Institute, shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander spoke of an “extreme concern” over the religious freedoms being afforded to citizens in post-Mubarak Egypt.

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Gavin Barwell MP: Yes, we must control immigration. But it brings benefits as well as problems Print E-mail
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By Gavin Barwell

 

Croydon, the place I have lived all my life and now represent as a Member of Parliament, is one of the most diverse parts of the country.  In just over 10 years’ time, it is predicted that less than half the population will be white British.  So issues connected with race - immigration, discrimination, multiculturalism – all feature heavily in my postbag and inbox.  And one of the lessons of recent years is that if mainstream parties don’t address these issues, extremists flourish.

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Death of a tyrant: How the Libyan people responded to the end of Gaddafi Print E-mail
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By Alex Hern

 

The death of Colonel Gaddafi has sparked reactions from around the world. The most common sentiment currently seems to be that, although questions must be answered as to how he died when he was apparently captured alive, this news must still be welcomed as the potential end to a bloody saga.

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Time for the ‘Grand Bargain’ Print E-mail
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By Ali Ahmed

 

The agreement on strategic partnership with India signed by Karzai in his recent visit to New Delhi indicates a possible direction of the future. The apprehension in Pakistan is that the clause, ‘India agrees to assist, as mutually determined, in the training, equipping and capacity building programmes for Afghan National Security Forces’ may not be in its strategic interests.

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RSA lecture: ‘An Unbreakable Friendship: Where Next for Britain and Pakistan?’ Print E-mail
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By Rima Saini

 

The first of a series of four events presented by the RSA, City University London and the Samosa was a resounding success with a keynote speech by Conservative Chairman Baroness Warsi followed by a fiery Q and A session with Anwar Akhtar, director of The Samosa.

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Shared war experiences Print E-mail
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By Haroon Ravat

 

Many observers trace the origin and development of the English Defence League to a poppy-burning publicity stunt staged by the group Muslims Against Crusaders (MAC) at last year’s Armistice Day commemorations. For many British Muslims like myself, the actions of MAC left us in a precarious situation with the tabloid press intent on providing front page publicity to a fanatical fringe and strengthening the EDL argument that we are a minority of fifth-columnists who cannot be trusted in relation to our loyalties to Britain. Muslims who adopted a principled anti-interventionist attitude towards the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan also felt that they could no longer articulate their position without being connected somehow to the opinions of Anjum Chaudhry’s band of merry but troubled men.

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Dante in Karachi: circles of crime in a mega city Print E-mail
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By Marco Mezzera

 

Karachi’s astonishing violence is generally ascribed to political and ethnic rivalry. While this may be true to an extent, its roots run deep into the incredibly complex structure of this city of 18 million people, where politicians, criminals, terrorists and migrants from nearby warzones compete for power and survival.

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Afghan women’s rights ‘at risk’ after war decade Print E-mail
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Kabul women’s rights in Afghanistan risk being forgotten as international troops withdraw and the government struggles for a peace deal 10 years after the Taliban were ousted, Oxfam said Monday.

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