Labour Party leader Keir Starmer suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn

We are often told there is no room for nice guys in politics. The latest events provide inescapable evidence to support that notion.

Following the Equalities and Human Rights Commission’s report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, the former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the party.

The report, the culmination of an 18-month investigation launched while Corbyn was still in office, concluded that the party was ‘responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination’ and said the leader’s office had been responsible for ‘political interference’ into investigations of anti-Semitism complaints.

Corbyn reacted by saying the number of complaints…

Labour leader Keir Starmer speaking at a People’s Vote rally (Image: GETTY)

Why is there a sudden emphasis to ‘Get Brexit Done’?

There is nothing particularly surprising about the fact that Brexit keeps surfacing and hijacking the political headlines. It was after all, arguably, the United Kingdom’s biggest and most historic constitutional practise. Not just because of the extensive voter turnout and the significant democratic expression of what the nation wanted, but because of the complex political and economic ramifications it threatens and the deep divisions it created.

Hence, when details emerged about a controversial Internal Market Bill which overrides parts of the European Union’s legal divorce deal, there were deep misgivings…

Muslims have been repeatedly singled out throughout the pandemic (Facebook)

One new virus has infiltrated Britain and uncovered just how pervasive and entrenched another virus is.

It should not come as a surprise to anybody that a country governed by Boris Johnson is overflowing with anti-Muslim sentiments. But that does not make the extent of the problem any less reprehensible.

After all, it was Johnson who likened Muslim women who wear the burqa to ‘letterboxes’ and ‘bank robbers. He is the author of a Spectator article in 2005 which unabashedly declared ‘the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem’. …

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer is wasting no time in dealing with racism in his party. Or at least that is the impression he is desperately trying to give.

In an interview with the Independent, prominent English actress Maxine Peake, claimed that kneeling on the neck, the tactic the US police used to kill George Floyd, was learnt from seminars with the Israeli secret services.

However, despite this being is an issue that has been previously raised by Amnesty International and several other human rights organisations, it was considered an anti-Semitic conspiracy trope.

So, when the Shadow Education Secretary…

As the world battles a devastating pandemic, some extraordinary events have transpired.

The President of the United States suggested people consider injecting disinfectant into their bodies as a cure for the coronavirus. Then the Pentagon released three videos showing US navy pilots encountering unidentifiable flying objects, causing some people to believe alien UFO’s are at close quarters. Then rumours emerged that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was gravely ill or dead, following an alleged surgery blunder. Yet just days later he appeared at a fertiliser factory looking exceptionally buoyant.

But there has been some less surprising news too. Like the…

Trevor Phillips has been suspended from the Labour Party for Islamophobic remarks

The prime minister of this country once said that the problems present in Africa are because ‘Britain are not in charge anymore’. He also once claimed it was ‘natural’ for the public to be scared of Islam. The country knew of his comments, but opted to elect him anyway.

That is the scale of the racism problem in the UK.

But the bigger issue is the handling of racism. When most of the press and leading MP’s have spent almost 4 years slamming the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, for alleged anti-Semitism in his party, that suggests there is…

Boris Johnson has only just won his 80-seat majority, and his dictatorial governing style is already detectable.

One of the first to congratulate Johnson on winning the general election in the early hours of December 13th was United States President Donald Trump. He tweeted (obviously) ‘Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT’.

It was fitting that Trump led the reactions by world leaders. After all, Johnson has spent long enough waxing lyrical about a potential trade deal with the US. …

Hamza Ali Shah

Researcher/Writer. All things politics.

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