Category Archives: UK

What I Learnt during the Pandemic – week ending 6/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt NOEL CHAMBERS Noel Chambers, an 81 year old Rastafarian, died in prison after he was incarcerated for 40 years without trial. A report (you may find some images uncomfortable) by the Independent Commission of Investigators (INDECOM) … Continue reading

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Priti Damning Claims by ex-Home Office Chief

The latest skirmish stories between Home Secretary Priti Patel and her senior civil servants at the Home Office was as predictable as Rafael Nadal winning the French Open. But for Philip Rutnam, the Home Office’s top civil servant/permanent secretary, to … Continue reading

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UK Deportations to Jamaica – Could have happened to Raheem Sterling?

The latest deportations of British residents with Jamaicans connections is thankfully been highlighted and challenged aggressively in the media, parliament, courts and on the streets of Westminster. Even well known right wing talk-show hosts have been disgusted by the devious … Continue reading

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The Brexit Election – Winners & Losers

The numbers are in Conservative: wins 365 seats (+ 47) Labour: 203 (-59) SNP: 48 (+13) Lib Dems: 11 (-1) DUP: 8 (-2) Sinn Féin: 7 (no change) SDLP: 2 (+2) Alliance Party: 1 (+1) Green Party 1 (no change) … Continue reading

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Boris the PM – Bust by Halloween?

When Boris Johnson first became Mayor of London in 2008, I was dismayed. Imagine my disbelief now that he is the UK’s new prime minister. Undeserving. Boris has been around UK media circles for decades. His clowning personality made him … Continue reading

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Amber Rudd: Windrush Scandal’s Real Winner

It has been a terrible week for some victims of the Windrush scandal and those of us who support their ongoing fight for respect, justice and compensation. First, we had written confirmation from current Home Secretary Sajid Javid that at least … Continue reading

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May’s Russian Bluff over Salisbury

The political fallout from the alleged nerve agent Salisbury attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia should never have happened. The diplomatic mess caused by Prime Minister Theresa May is embarrassing. Not that the wider British … Continue reading

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UK Governments the Real Champions of Pay Inequality?

The brilliant journalist Carrie Gracie has taken a stance over pay inequality and transferred (some said she quit) from her role as BBC Chinese editor to the BBC newsroom team. It was a noble decision but a great loss to those … Continue reading

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Jamaican Dies in Immigration Removal Centre? Who Cares?

Five weeks ago a Jamaican man detained at the UK’s Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre in Lincoln died. How do we know this? Thanks to a single Guardian article (see below) published on 4 October. “…Investigation has been launched into the death … Continue reading

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Is Corbyn’s Time Up?

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn continues to have a rough time. Labour’s lost at the recent by-election in Copeland to the Tories was the bluntest of rebukes for Corbyn. Corbyn is fire fighting on so many fronts whether from his … Continue reading

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