It's time to stop patronizing the president and people of the Philippines

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte had a response for the European Union who told him how to run his country. The European Union has expressed concern over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. President Duterte has drawn international criticism for his open season on drug traffickers and dealers. The EU issued a statement asking President Duterte to… Continue reading It's time to stop patronizing the president and people of the Philippines

The shock of the referendum could signal a new politics – or something darker

Who won the referendum? It has plenty of losers apart from the EU – David Cameron and Barack Obama, the experts and the financial elites, and that orthodoxy defined by Orwell as “a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question”. Our present orthodoxy, which had included support… Continue reading The shock of the referendum could signal a new politics – or something darker

Catholic and Anglican bishops visit Calais migrant camp

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark joined more than 2,000 people taking part in the ‘Refugees Welcome’ Day of Action Catholic and Anglican bishops from Britain and France have joined together to ask their countries to be more generous in response to the migrant crisis at Calais. Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, Trevor Wilmott, Anglican Bishop… Continue reading Catholic and Anglican bishops visit Calais migrant camp