The Reasons Taking In Refugees Will Be Good For The UK

For months, the refugee crisis engulfing Europe as a result of poverty and political turmoil in North Africa, Middle East and beyond has been growing steadily worse. There have been at least 350,000 entries by refugees into the EU so far this year – an average of about 1,500 a day. Germany alone is expecting 800,000 … More The Reasons Taking In Refugees Will Be Good For The UK

The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis is Europe’s collective problem, and requires a collective solution

  David Cameron has received a barrage of criticism over his description of the approximately 5,000 refugees camped in and around the port of Calais as a ‘swarm’. Everyone from Jeremy Corbyn to the UN Special Representative for International Migration has levelled criticism at the Prime Minister, and even Nigel Farage has distanced himself from the comments. The level … More The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis is Europe’s collective problem, and requires a collective solution

Greek Referendum – The Consequences of Defiance

Sunday’s referendum saw the Greek people decisively reject the terms offered by their country’s creditors to continue the bailout package which has, for the last few years, been sustaining the government. 61.3% of those who cast their vote chose to show their defiance of the further austerity measures contained in the proposed deal, which the governing … More Greek Referendum – The Consequences of Defiance

A 21st Century Crusade: The rise of the anti-Islam movement in Europe

The organisation Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida by the German acronym) has announced its first UK rally, due to take place on the 28th of February in Newcastle.  In just four months, the group has racked up nearly 160,000 Facebook likes and has staged a number of protests in Germany, some … More A 21st Century Crusade: The rise of the anti-Islam movement in Europe

Victory for Syriza

  Syriza, the left-wing alliance, have won the Greek elections. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to anyone who has been following the situation – all the pre-election polls pointed towards this result. Nevertheless, this is a pivotal moment in not just Greek but European politics: The first time since the financial … More Victory for Syriza