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A day of human rights

Today I shall be in Cambridge participating in human rights debates, including ‘honour’ based violence against women, secret detention, children’s rights and the Israel-Palestine conflict. What better time to raise the mysterious disappearance of BBC reporter Alan Johstone which is causing increasing concern. Expert speakers will include activists and policy...
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Some green reasons to quit the Strasbourg travelling circus

If saving £200 million a year is not good enough reason to stop the ridiculous European Parliament’s travelling circus sitting in Strasbourg to simply appease the French, then how about on grounds of saving carbon emissions. A green study of the European Parliament’s two-seat operation, including environmental costs, transport and energy’, has shown this wasteful journey...
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