The intransigence of the Assad regime, weak opposition and division in the UN Security Council has created a dreadful stalemate. The often-admired Arab Spring has fallen flat in Syria. A propaganda war between the regime and the opposition gives a distorted picture of the real Syrian tragedy.
On the eve of the EDL arriving in London's East End, now is the time to learn from history: mistakes that have been made in the past never have to be repeated again. There are lessons to be learned from the recent riots and the rise of the Far Right within Europe.