Category UK

LABOUR’S COMPLIANCE UNIT: “NO CASE TO ANSWER” ON OXFORD ANTISEMITISM ALLEGATIONS

First, it was said that ‘a large proportion‘ of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) specifically and the Oxford student left in general ‘have some kind of problem with Jews’; indeed, that the ‘student left’ is ‘institutionally antisemitic‘. John Mann MP condemned ‘rife’ and ‘[o]vert’ antisemitism ‘amongst certain elements at Oxford University’. ‘It’d be so much […]

HODEIDA

Defence Minister Fallon: The key now is get aid into the country, and that means reopening the ports that have been damaged in the fighting—particularly Hudaydah (19 Dec 2016) The port of Hodeida was not ‘damaged in the fighting’. It was deliberately put and kept out of action by the UK’s ally. 2 August 2015: […]

UK GOVERNMENT LIES ON YEMEN – A PARTIAL LIST

Lie 1: Saudi-led coalition has not breached international law. UK Government: ‘We don’t think there are breaches of international humanitarian law’. (22 September 2016) Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch: ‘Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have documented more than 70 unlawful coalition airstrikes, some of which may amount to war crimes, that have killed […]

New UK Government definition of antisemitism is not a definition and has nothing to do with antisemitism

The UK Government is to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. There are three problems with the IHRA definition of antisemitism. First, it’s not a definition. It describes antisemitism as follows: ‘Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews’. True enough, but this is too […]

‘THE GREAT SERIOUSNESS IT DESERVES’

It is important that the Saudi Arabian-led Coalition in the first instance conducts thorough and conclusive investigations into incidents where it is alleged that IHL has been violated. They have the best insight into their own military procedures and will be able to conduct the most thorough and conclusive investigations. – UK Foreign Secretary Boris […]

LABOUR MPS FOR FAMINE

Last week, MPs voted against an independent inquiry into prima facie war crimes perpetrated by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, and against suspending UK support for the Saudi Arabia coalition pending its findings. Amnesty International, Oxfam and other leading humanitarian and human rights NGOs have called for an immediate suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Yemen […]

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL VS. BORIS JOHNSON

“I’m not going to hide my concerns about this.”@JRug asked Foreign Secretary @BorisJohnson about British arms exports to Saudi Arabia. pic.twitter.com/Cg1ymzWJo9 — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) September 22, 2016 *** Amnesty International: The airstrike on Abs Rural Hospital in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate on 15 August was the fourth attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) […]