On 26 April Israel’s new Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, spoke at the Oxford Union. Three days later I sent a 300-word letter to The Oxford Times about his speech, and a street protest against him that was held outside the building. Any newspaper has the right to edit letters. In addition The Oxford Times sets a limit of […]

On 27 February about 60,000 of us took part in a CND march from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square to oppose the UK replacing Trident with a new nuclear missile system. We were led by SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, Green MP and former leader Caroline Lucas and CND veteran Bruce […]

A Department for Transport civil servant has made a provocative and untruthful attack on train drivers. Peter Wilkinson is the DfT’s Director of Rail Franchising. His curriculum vitae presents him as a railway manager whose career has passed to and fro via a revolving door between railway companies and the DfT. On 18 February at […]

BDS is “boycott, divestment and sanctions”: a peaceful movement to force Israel to stop occupying East Jerusalem and the West Bank and recognise the Palestinian state. BDS believes that the right way to stop Israel’s illegal colonisation of the occupied territories is diplomacy and grassroots consumer action, not suicide attacks and Hamas rockets. BDS is specific. […]

Some types of rail fare are far higher in Britain than anywhere else in Europe. It is hard for comparisons to be exact, as UK rail fares are not determined by a rigid formula of so many pence per mile. But season tickets, and ordinary single or return tickets bought for travel the same day, are about 70% […]

Israel’s racist, war-mongering prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is due to visit the United Kingdom in September 2015. On the UK Parliament petitions website there is a petition asking the Government to have him arrested on suspicion of war crimes when he arrives. At the time of writing it has almost 75,000 signatures, and the number is rapidly […]

On 12 August the Daily Mirror reported that the Labour Party will continue to investigate new members and registered supporters until 10 September, in order to expel “entryists” who have joined to vote for Jeremy Corbyn. It may allow them to vote, but then tell the independent Electoral Reform Services to delete their votes. MY […]