Articles tagged World Politics:

WATCH: This Week's CNNTalk on Brexit & Trump

  • 24 Jun 2017

CNN Talk is thirty minutes of chat about the big events of the week with me, Ayesha Hazaria, Liam Halligan and Max Foster. This week we cover Brexit and Trump. Delighted to say the show’s initial success has meant that we’re now going to a permanent fixture on CNN, every Fri...

Assange Remains the Sleazebag He Always Was, And Must Be Put On Trial In This Country For Jumping Bail

  • 19 May 2017

Six and a half years ago, in December 2010, I was asked by the Mail on Sunday to write a column on Julian Assange. When it appeared I was traduced and slagged off by his many supporters. How could I not understand what a hero he is, I was asked? Very easily, as it happens. Any...

Donald Trump Is So Wrong on Banning Refugees From the Middle East, But The Reaction Has Also Been Ridiculous

  • 28 Jan 2017

A lot of cant has been expended on social media in the last 24 hours about Donald Trump’s Executive Order issuing a three month long temporary ban on citizens of seven middle eastern countries from entering the United States. I should say from the outset that I do not agree w...

Tim Farron Just Doesn't Get It - Britain Voted to Leave the EU AND the Single Market

  • 10 Oct 2016

Please enable Javascript to watch this video I had the pleasure of interviewing LibDem leader Tim Farron earlier. We were talking about whether Parliament should have a vote on any deal the Government negotiates. Tim just couldn’t get it into his head that the Single Market ...

One Day My Kids Will Ask: Daddy, What Did You Do When Donald Trump Came Calling

  • 26 Jul 2016

Guest Post by my American friend Daniel Forrester First, you sent me Sarah Palin. Then, you created a process and vetted a bench of candidates that led to Donald Trump as the nominee. I have had enough. I am out. After a lifetime spent supporting the Republican party and th...

Why I Feel Duped Over Iraq and Why Chilcot Isn't a Whitewash

  • 6 Jul 2016

In twenty short but utterly devastating minutes Sir John Chilcot laid bare the errors of judgement, the errors of policy and errors of implementation that led to what I am now content to say was Britain’s biggest foreign policy misjudgement since Suez. At the time, I believed...

A Few Thoughts on Orlando

  • 13 Jun 2016

I don’t go to nightclubs. I can’t say I ever did very much in my youth. But everyone who goes for a night out expects to be safe, and expects to return home at the end of the evening. In Orlando on Saturday night fifty gay people lost their lives just because they made the fat...

WATCH: Syria Debate on BBC Sunday Morning Live with Owen Jones, Iain Dale et al

  • 22 Nov 2015

This is a 20 minute debate on whether we should bomb Syria, chaired by Sian Williams on Sunday Morning Live. It features myself, Owen Jones, Bishop Stephen Cottrell and Emily Dyer from the Henry Jackson Society. Hattip to @liarpoliticians for the video

Sixteen Things Britain & The World Must Do To Beat ISIS/Daesh

  • 14 Nov 2015

At times like this we all try to think about how we can beat those who seem intent not just on murdering innocent people but on attacking our very way of life. The bombing of the Russian plane and terrible events in Paris and Beirut demonstrate that the policy of trying to con...

Why Wahhabi/Salafist Mosques Should be Banned From Receiving Foreign Funding

  • 28 Jun 2015

I’m not a great fan of the “something must be done” knee-jerk response to a terror attack or tragedy. It invariably leads to the wrong thing being done and the consequences can be felt for years afterwards. What is needed is calm, cool reflection on what has happened. So what ...