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We Should Be Very Careful When Giving Up Our Freedoms

Bob Morgan | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The starting place for any democratic decisions about how we balance our rights to freedom against the need to compromise that freedom for the safety and security of the wider community should be that we should be free to do anything we want except if there is a compelling case why we should not.

Drowning Not Waving: The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis and Libya's Implosion

Neil Durkin | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Despite the outcry in recent weeks over the repeated drownings in the Mediterranean, surprisingly little has been said about the country most of the migrants and refugees are coming from: Libya. Which is odd, because the increasingly disastrous state of Libya is a key component to this tragedy.

The Truth Will Out: UK Involvement in Libyan Rendition and Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

One is white, stark, temporary, windowless. Fluorescent lights hang from its ceiling. The room is empty save for a woman, crying. She is chained to the wall and obviously pregnant. The woman in the white room comes from Morocco but has married a opponent of Col. Gaddafi, and for that reason is about to be plunged into terrors of which she knows nothing...

Forget Trees - Planting Celebrities Will Save the World

Ben Acheson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Ben Acheson

Despite the laughable hypocrisy, the benefits of celebrity environmentalism are obvious, even when they merely regurgitate inoffensive green buzzwords. They draw attention to unnoticed issues. They mobilise people. When they speak, we listen.

'We' the Protesters: Has World Wide Web Really Changed the Way We Protest?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

"Facebook likes do not save lives." The worrying trend of slacktivism renders social change to be a deceptively simple process. In terms of political movements like the one that Egypt, this form of online support might be detrimental to the democratic process of nation building in the long term.

Libyan Torture Victim Willing To Settle For £3 And An Apology

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

A Libyan politician suing the government for damages amid claims a tip-off led to him being kidnapped and tortured in a Gaddafi jail will drop his cas...

What Are Our Intelligence Services Doing in Our Name?

Bob Morgan | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Tory MP Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the all-party group on rendition, said the Justice and Security Bill would make it more difficult to establish the truth about Britain's complicity in kidnap and torture and make us all less safe. I think he is right about that.

Arms Sales - When Will Prime Ministers Ever Learn?

Ann Feltham | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ann Feltham

David Cameron says he will be arguing for human rights when he visits Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman this week. The stronger message, however, will be of UK support and the government's willingness to do anything to promote UK arms company interests.

A Perfect Storm in Mali

Marie Staunton | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK
Marie Staunton

Here in Mali, families are trapped in a perfect storm - the consequences of climate change and political regime change. Drought has led to a dreadful harvest and rocketing prices, whilst the departure of Gaddafi has led to migrating mercenaries, laden with arms.

Gaddafi Photos That Chronicle Tyrant's Reign On Show For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

Photographs, documents and artefacts from the reign of Muammar Gaddafi are to go on display for the first time in London, giving a new perspective int...

Timeline Of Murdered WPC Yvonne Fletcher Case

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

The decision to send a British police team to Libya to continue the investigation into the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher has been hailed as a "really ...

The Shame of the G20

Raheem Kassam | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics
Raheem Kassam

Argentina's continued position around the G20 table is bringing the whole institution into disrepute.

The Footage

Tim Cumming | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Tim Cumming

With the imminent release of The Dictator, Baron Cohen's despot comedy this new blog post is a new poem, begun on a flight to Khartoum last October, t...

Blair Has 'No Memory' Of Belhadj Rendition To Libya

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair said today he has no memory of the Belhadj rendition case but claimed he was not aware of any occasion when his government breached its opp...

Legal Action Over Libya 'Rendition'

PA | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

The Commissioner for the British Indian Ocean Territory is being sued for complicity in the alleged rendition and torture of a Libyan rebel who is now...

Gaddafi's Intelligence Chief Arrested In Mauritania

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Senussi has been arrested. Libya confirmed Senussi had been arrested in Mau...

Is Revolutionary Libya Turning Into Divided Libya?

Dr Johan Franzén | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Johan Franzén

So, it seems getting rid of Gaddafi was the easy part. Building a democratic Libya based on the rule of law and where everyone is pulling in the same direction is clearly going to be much trickier.

Royal Flopera? Audience Boo Little Mermaid Remake

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.02.2012 | Home

The curtain call at the Royal Opera’s Rusalka was met with booing this week. Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s adaptation has transformed the fam...

Cambridge Students At Loggerhead's Over Strauss-Kahn Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University student officials came to blows over the controversial invitation extended to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Mo...

'I Am Innocent': Megrahi Speaks Out In New Book

PA | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

New claims that will allegedly "destroy the prosecution case" against the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing will be revealed today. A new...

'You Should Be Immensley Proud': Cameron's Tells Libyans One Year On

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Politics

One year on from the start of the revolution in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron has promised that the UK would continue to support the country as ...

Lessons From Libya

John Glen | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Politics
John Glen

The publication yesterday of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee Report on Libya is quite rightly very positive about the conduct and outcome of recent operations in that country.

We Need to Talk About Niger's Famine

Rheal Drisdelle | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Rheal Drisdelle

The fact remains though that we need to talk about famine. Perhaps not in the technical UN-defined sense of the word. But in the dictionary sense of the word: extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area. With so many lives potentially at stake, now is not the time to dodge the issue.

2011 Review (Part 2)

Callum Jones | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK
Callum Jones

This year, we've feared the doom and felt the gloom. We watched as people battled for democracy abroad, whilst battles took place within our democracy at home.

Student Beats Professionals To Scoop Cartoon Of The Year

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A budding art student's illustration has trumped thousands of professional drawings to win the political cartoon of the year. Ben Jennings, an unde...