United Kingdom

  • 4 Jun 2017

    7 people killed and forty eight injured, twenty one of them in critical condition. A third major attack in three months and four days before polling day will terror change the course of politics?

  • 25 May 2017

    Campaigning for the General Election resumed at a national level today when the United Kingdom Independence Party launched their manifesto – having postponed it yesterday. The document promises significant increases in police and military personnel, billions extra for the NHS and a commitment to reduce net migration to zero. Yet in the light of Monday’s…

  • 25 May 2017

    Amid leaks of information relating to the Manchester attacks, we discuss what might be done with Michael Scheuer the former chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden tracking unit. And with Hugh Orde, the former President of the Association of Chief Police Officers who spent nearly a decade as Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable.

  • 25 May 2017

    The police themselves have been angered by the behaviour of their US colleagues after yet more information from the Manchester investigation was leaked to the American media. Speaking at the Nato summit in Brussels, President Trump promised to prosecute whoever was responsible. That’s before he chastised an assembled group of Nato leaders for not paying…

  • 25 May 2017

    With the UK threat level still set at critical, British Transport Police say for the first time they will put armed officers on trains, while NHS emergency departments have been told to prepare to deal with possible further terrorist attacks.

  • 17 Jun 2014

    China’s Premier Li – on EU reform and the Scottish question

    In the UK for a three-day visit, Premier Li failed to kill off his ambassador’s insult suggesting Britain was behind Germany and France in Beijing’s estimation.

  • 30 Apr 2014

    Bob Hoskins 1942 – 2014: TV’s working class hero

    Bob Hoskins’ sudden stardom in the 1970s symbolises the moment working class voices finally made it onto the mainstream stage, screen and broadcast drama.

  • 6 Jan 2014

    What does the new year hold for CAR?

    Whilst we were all shutting down the shop over Christmas, things went from an already drastic situation in the Central African Republic to levels of unspeakable violence.

  • 27 Aug 2013

    Parliament likely to back limited military strikes on Syria

    The recall of the House of Commons to debate Syria on Thursday suggests that US-led military action is scheduled to happen before the beginning of next week.