‘You won’t succeed’

I wrote to the Home Office about Sajid Javid's question:  why, if people trying to cross the channel are 'genuine' asylum seekers, don’t they claim asylum in the first country to which they fled? Apart from a lack of understanding of the importance when seeking a new life of family connections and a knowledge of … Continue reading ‘You won’t succeed’

Refugee news summary: the Stansted 15 and Europe’s hostile envrionment

This month has seen yet more toxic other-ing of refugees and migrants. The Stansted 15 were found guilty of endangering the safety of an airport, under legislation designed to counter terrorism, and face possible life sentences. The Attorney General hasn't answered questions on why the charge was changed from trespass. The case is a worrying … Continue reading Refugee news summary: the Stansted 15 and Europe’s hostile envrionment

‘She had blood coming out of her whatever…’

We lay readers could be forgiven for thinking that Ancient Greece was all about old men out-intellectualising each other while seducing young boys. Or at least that's what the Eton-educated Conservative cabinet imagine... An article is taken seriously only if it quotes one of the 'great' Ancient Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. These are the … Continue reading ‘She had blood coming out of her whatever…’