UK Syria

'Yes, But Why Are All the Refugees Coming Here?'

Chris Tavner | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

In my last blog I noted how public opinion appeared to be changing around the issue of refugees following the tragic death of Aylan Kurdi. Even The S...

Is Corbyn's Foreign Policy the Real Break with the Past?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

All told, if the new Labour leader can broaden the appeal of his views on Britain's role in the world among his parliamentary colleagues and the public, he could have an unexpected influence on UK foreign policy.

Turns Out The UK Is Taking Just 3.5% Of Migrants Applying For Asylum In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | James Martin | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK

The UK received one in thirty of all the asylum claims made by new applicants in European Union countries between April and June, new figures show.A t...

Opportunities Amidst the Migration Crisis

Gibril Faal | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK
Gibril Faal

In August 2015, there were about two million Syrian refugees in Turkey and they make up about 25% of the population of Lebanon. Even with the highest ...

Let's Stop Saying We Are Full and Deal With the Refugee Crisis

Edward Adoo | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Edward Adoo

We have to remember those refugees are human beings like us, not cattle. They need our help, they have no homes, food, shelter. Regardless of religious or atheist beliefs - we have to help them it's a mandatory cause that should not even be questioned. Let's do the right thing.

Charity Begins at Home...

Steph Weller | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Steph Weller

If 'charity begins at home' means that you should take care of family, close friends and neighbours, then yes, shouldn't we all be doing that anyway? ...

Europe Must Follow UK's Lead on Aid to Syrian Refugees

Rob Williams | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Rob Williams

We care for refugees, but we should be angry as well.

Six Of The World's Most Iconic Refugees

Clara Maciver | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Clara Maciver

In the cesspit that is the Murdoch conglomerate's critique of the migrant crisis, one finds little rational and fair analysis of the reality of the wo...

Leeds, We Have Room: How the Figures in the Refugee Crisis Really Add Up

Jasmine Andersson | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Jasmine Andersson

Leeds has announced that it will be taking in 200 hundred refugees to offer its hand in the crisis.

Anti-Refugee Meme Claims Ice Cube Is 'ISIS-Convert Living In Birmingham'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Everyone knows Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube is 'Straight Outta Compton', but not supporters of the far-right apparently. The original member of N.W...

The UK Must Do More to Help Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Alex Cunningham | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Cunningham

The UK has a long, proud history of supporting the most vulnerable children. During the Second World War we accepted 10,000 kindertransport children fleeing Nazi persecution. Let us honour this proud history and not turn our backs on the most vulnerable children in Europe today.

British Isis Jihadist In Online Rant About Syrians Stealing His Shoes And Phone Charger

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

A British jihadist fighting with so-called Isis militants has complained that his Arab comrades steal his shoes, refuse to queue and use his phone cha...

British 'Punk Rocker' Married To Dead Isis Fighter Tweets About Undying Love

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

The wife of a British jihadist killed in a US drone attack has reportedly pledged her undying love for her late husband and said she is "proud he was ...

The Waugh Zone September 15, 215

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday September 15, 2015... 1) OUTWITH THE IN CROWD On leaving the PLP last night, one veteran Labour MP...

Syrian Refugee Arrives In Greece With His Beloved Kitten Strapped To His Chest

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

An image purportedly showing a Syrian refugee arriving in Greece with his beloved kitten in his arms is going viral. Wearing a backpack and a slin...

Despite Horrific Hardship This Little Boy Was The Star Of Cameron's Refugee Camp Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron has visited refugees in a Lebanese camp to better understand how British aid is being used to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war. ...

EU Summit on Refugee Crisis Will Define the Europe We Are Living In

Johan Eldebo | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It is perhaps worth asking what kind of a world we want to live in, and what values we want Europe to stand for. We have to find it in ourselves to take up our moral responsibility and care for those in need, and to insist the same of our leaders.

Europe Is a Distant Dream for Most Syrian Refugees

Caroline Anning | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Caroline Anning

Just existing is a daily struggle and for the young - unable to work, marry or leave the squalid refugee camps and half-built apartments they now call home - their lives are in limbo. People feel trapped, caged in by a situation that is not of their making with no end in sight.

It Is Time to Talk to Assad

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

Bashar al-Assad is responsible for some of the most heinous war crimes of recent times, including the use of chemical weapons, the mass imprisonment and torture of political opponents, and the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas causing massive casualties. Yet the unpalatable reality must surely be that, despite his grim record, he remains indispensable in the search for an end to the conflict.

The Coming Syrian Regional War? A Full Briefing

Paul Reynolds | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The current question before the political leaders of the USA's allies such as the UK is 'how can we address the refugee problem at source, and how far should our escalating military efforts against ISIS and the Syrian regime go ?'.

The Week That Was - Three-Year-Olds on the Beach and Four-Year-Olds on the Doorstep

Helen Morton | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK
Helen Morton

This week, my social media feed has been dominated by two images; four-year-old children on the doorstep - ready for their first day at school, and a three-year-old's body on a beach. The same images shared by the same people on consecutive days. Parents posting their ultimate image of hope and pride alongside fear and shame.

The Waugh Zone September 11, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday September 11, 2015... 1) FORWARD, NOT BACK? It was Jeremy Corbyn’s 99th rally last night and fo...

ISIS Use Picture Of Dead Toddler As Propaganda Against Leaving 'House Of Islam'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGE BELOW Having indirectly caused the death of toddler Alan Kurdi, whose family fled the barbarous war in Syria last year, t...

Anyone With a Heart Would Do Exactly What Krishnan Guru-Murthy Did

Louise Ridley | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK
Louise Ridley

Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy stopped reporting on the refugee crisis this week, and actually got involved to help. And I'm so glad he did... The argument made by one commenter on the Channel 4 News Facebook page, that "Krishnan needs to remember that he is a journalist and stop his personal crusade" is rubbish.

Seeing What We Don't Want to See

Bjørn Ihler | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK
Bjørn Ihler

Last week pictures of three year old Aylan laying face down, dead on a beach here in turkey hit the news. To us europeans the picture was an eye-opener. A reminder of the gruesome reality, the painful fact that children knocking on our doors, asking for our help, die in an attempt to reach a better future...