Why is anyone surprised that Theresa May failed to call out Donald Trump on his Executive Order regarding refugees?
Yes, Trump has delivered on an election promise and has the overwhelming support of those who elected him. However, the same end of suspending unvetted immigration could have been quietly accomplished through a simple bureaucratic delay in processing new visas. But I guess President Trump doesn't do subtle and we are going to have to get used to the President using a sledge hammer to crack walnuts.
What a bunch of spineless cowards they are. A year ago, just about every senior US Republican was calling Donald Trump unhinged, dangerous and unfit to be president. Now they either look the other way or make lame excuses as he demonstrates daily how right they were.
Respect and protection of human dignity and rights, including those of non-nationals, have been defining elements of European states' reconstruction after World War II. The upcoming European Council should show that that spirit remains at the heart of Europe's actions today.
Last Friday, Donald Trump signed his fourteenth executive order as President, an order purporting to protect American citizens from incoming terror by banning immigrants from high-risk countries from entering the United States.
During the early period of the Obama presidency, there was a prevalent word that went around news cycles and administration officials; the word "unprecedented". The same word cannot mean the same today as it did in 2008. We cannot define this new America as simply unprecedented. This is a dangerously unprecedented America.
The people who are being barred from entering the United States as refugees and immigrants or visitors are actually representatives of the frontline warriors against terror. They are the ones who have suffered more than any other group of people and whose brothers and sisters are currently taking arms against the forces of terror from the icy mountains of Afghanistan to the burning deserts of Iraq and the violent plains of Syria.
There will be no space for mediocre men because the competent and courageous women who were prevented from holding positions of power will now come to fill them, leaving room for their male colleagues who are equally competent and courageous to fill the remaining positions. At such a concerning time in history there is no place for lily-livered leaders of either sex.
This is the 'hidden' agenda that lies behind the race to knock Carnival off the streets on which it was born and into some soulless central London park. Another nail in the coffin for the capital city's rich tapestry of working class and immigrant-led heritage. Let them eat plantains, just not on my newly-painted doorstep.
Classrooms should be safe havens. They are places of learning, discovery and newfound knowledge. The good ones embody other values too - inclusion, equality between students and the right to access education free of discrimination. But quietly at the end of last year the Department for Education moved to change all that. Without consultation, let alone a debate in the House of Commons, it demanded schools record the nationality and birthplace of every child.
Our challenge was how to visualise a system where access is not readily granted to press or filmmakers, and how to bring the words of our contributors to life when most did not want to be filmed or identified. In many ways VR with its qualities of immersion, presence, and interactivity felt like the perfect medium for this subject matter.
Donald Trump has been inaugurated as president of the US, a country now awash with 'unpresidented' uncertainty and a dithering moral identity. Indis...
The process of documenting European citizens who have a right of residence in the UK will be a slow one. Clearer guidance for European Citizens on their rights and how to evidence these would be welcome, as well as steps to simplify and speed up the process. We are advising Europeans in the UK to be thinking about confirming their position now.
If we regard 2016 as a year when events and circumstances helped create conditions which supported the development and acceptance of racist ideas, attitudes and actions, then in 2017 we must all ensure that we find ways to contribute towards a change in this narrative and shine a light on the many positive contributions of those who would be a target for negativity and hatred.
So it's official - the UK is planning to leave the European Single Market. Details are - I assume at least - to follow, but as of this moment in time the future the modelling industry, our employees and our clients is still completely up in the air.
On the surface, it may seem that Mrs May has simply played the most obvious opening move for the Brexit negotiations: ask to have our cake and eat it... But in reality Mrs May has boxed herself in to a hard Brexit.