22/10/2016 – A bit of history and a different view of the origins of the conflict in Syria.
29/09/2016 – An interesting article by Andrew Doyle
28/09/2016 – Jeremy Corbyn’s Speech to the Labour Party Conference http://press.labour.org.uk/post/151053788194/jeremy-corbyn-leader-of-the-labour-party-speech
Find out who your MEP is: http://www.europarl.org.uk/en/your-meps/uk_meps.html
Then check out what they have done in the European Parliament. Just click on their name to get to their page, then click on the Parliamentary Activities tab to get to the list of all their speeches etc. Clicking on the item will take you to what they actually did or said in debates : http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/full-list.html
This one is about the changing tide in the EU and how what may have been a bright vision of unity and co-operation has disintegrated.
A video and short piece on the demonstrations and riots in Brussels during the morning.
I personally was watching this live in the morning, police in riot gear were darting forward from their lines and grabbing people, then they turned the water cannons on the others. Bit of a mess, just like the riots in Paris a week or so ago. It’s happening everywhere across the EU, the whole system is crumbling as people rebel against austerity measures and union reforms. Time to get out I think.
Here’s a more detailed report of the same event.
An article on the rise of far right politics across Europe