Clare Short

Chilcot Report: Who Are The Key Players In The Iraq War Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

Some seven years in the making, the long-awaited report into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq War will finally be published. On Wednesday morning, S...

Supporting Syrians - Beyond the Pledges

Omar Ali | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK
Omar Ali

Preparation for the rebuilding of Syria must be on the agenda. Whilst it has been easy to regard the current crisis as political calamity, it is just as important to know that any future stability, peace and prosperity in the region rests upon humanity providing for the suffering people of Syria today - optimistically I hope, this vision is shared by parties that have pledged for Syria's future.

Syria Is the Shame of Our Generation

Omayma El Ella | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Politics
Omayma El Ella

Civil society organisations, both regional and Syrian, need to be empowered and strengthened to respond to the vast needs. They are on the front lines responding to the crisis and will be there long after Syria fades from the headlines. The world must act now for Syria.

The Week That Matters for Syria and the World

Andrew Mitchell | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Mitchell

The international community is guilty of a grotesque lack of action and effectiveness. The authority of the UN - set up after the second world war precisely to ensure that this could never happen again - is being flouted and grossly undermined by this paralysis and failure. For everyone's sake this catastrophe must now be brought an end.

The No More Page 3 Campaign Is a Victory for Free Speech But Not For Feminism

Robert Sharp | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Robert Sharp

At first blush, the success of the No More Page 3 campaign does not look like a victory for free speech. After all, a thing that was being published, is no longer being published. The prudish censors have prevailed, right? Look again... Is the absence of naked breasts from Page 3 a victory for feminism, though? I worry that it is not.

Blair 'Has Finally Gone Mad,' Says Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has "finally gone mad" in his "unhinged" attempt to claim the 2003 invasion of Iraq is not the reason for the chaos in the country now, Lon...

A 'Crummy, Misleading' Series

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Former MP Clare Short has criticised Benefits Street - the Channel 4 show filmed in her former constituency - calling it "crummy and misleading". T...

A Missile Attack on Syria Will Only Perpetuate the Civil War and Cause Further Suffering

Clare Short | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Clare Short

Already 100,000 Syrians have died in this war and two million have become refugees. Sending cruise missiles will not end it and if the regime were to fall, chemical weapons could get into the hands of Al Qaeda. The best way forward is to go back to the plan to work with the Russians for an end to the fighting and a political transition.

The Curse of the Careerist

Matt Carr | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

Whether any of the officials who are now coming forward felt similar pangs of conscience at the time about the discrepancy between what they knew and what their government was saying is not known, but what is certain is that none of them were prepared to act on them if they did.

What Iraq Says About Labour, Past and Present

David Clark | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
David Clark

The Iraq War was the culmination of a process that started in 1994 with the rise of New Labour and reflected its heady psychological brew of arrogance and self-loathing. The arrogance came from a quasi-Leninist belief in Labour as the agent of some great historical mission on behalf of the masses - a traditional conceit of Labourism, admittedly.

Iraq Ten Years On: Was It Worth It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ten years on from the invasion of Iraq, the controversial question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. On 7 February, to mark...

#HPIraq10 VIDEO: Highlights From Huffington Post's Great Iraq Debate

Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

Here's the edited highlights of The Huffington Post UK's Iraq war debate....

'Ten Years On I Will Say This.. It Must Never Happen Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

The bitter divisions over the Iraq war were reopened on Thursday evening, almost exactly a decade after the invasion. Panelists were asked ‘was i...

LIVEBLOG: The Great Iraq Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

As the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq invasion approaches, The Huffington Post UK is hosting a debate asking 'Was It Worth It?'. Our panellists ...

Ten Years On, Was The Iraq War Worth It?

Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ten years on from the historic and record-breaking demonstrations against the Iraq war, the Huffington Post UK is asking "Was It Worth It?" at a publi...

Was the Iraq War Worth It? Ask the Public

Des Freedman | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Des Freedman

Ten years on, we meet to ask 'was it worth it?' Presumably not for the many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the conflict. The figures may vary (Iraq Body Count put the number at around 120,000 while the Lancet counted upwards of 600,000) but the story is one of devastation nonetheless.

Was It Worth It? Iraq, 10 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, the question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. The Huffington Post UK and Goldsmith...

Was It Worth It? Iraq 10 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, the question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. The Huffington Post UK and Goldsmith...

UK Aid is Helping to End Polio in Pakistan

Suniya Qureshi | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics
Suniya Qureshi

We're in the final round of an epic fight. Now is not the time to flinch - now is the time where together we make history.

Why Page Three Is Toxic to All Women

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Criado-Perez

So in which direction does Page Three nudge us? Let me introduce the uninitiated to a little box called 'News in Briefs'. This little box purports to be the thoughts of the girl posing that day; they are presented in erudite fashion, and contain an esoteric quotation.

T*ts Please, I'm a Liberal

Liam Mullone | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Liam Mullone

Boobs are not news, but then neither is anything else in a paper comprised entirely of hearsay, gossip and trenchant opinion. To compare the Sun, as Lucy Holmes' petition does, to the BBC 6 o'clock roundup is hardly useful.

Bare Boobs and Bare-Faced Bullies

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Criado-Perez

Step forward the No More Page Three campaign, which has recently exploded onto a laptop near you. It has already received thousands of comments from its signatories explaining why they have signed. They range from simple statements, such as ''Because boobs aren't news", to more disturbing ones like, "no male friends who look at these pictures say 'I respect her'"...

Is it Right to Measure Liberation by the Number of People We Have Sex With?

Rima Amin | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rima Amin

So, how can sexual liberation be measured? The concept of liberation is centred around the notion of freedom. In this case, it means the freedom to control who you have sex with. It refers to consciousness, knowing the decisions you wish to make about your body and having the freedom to act upon it.

No Forgiveness Without Justice?

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK
Marina Cantacuzino

Justice, like forgiveness, is a loaded word, bandied about by just about everyone - used as much by advocates for penal reform as by those who call for the death penalty.

Libya Post Conflict: We Must Learn From the Failures in Iraq

Clare Short | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics
Clare Short

We must wish the Libyan people well, put away our ulterior motives and understand that an open, democratic Libya is in the interests of the people of Libya and everyone else, and there is no need for any country to try to gain special advantage.