Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express support for democracy and free speech.

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express support for democracy and free speech.

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express...

The funeral of John Hume took place at St. Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry today, August 5th, 2020.    “He attracted many of us into political life, knowing that we had to find political solutions and answers to deep seated injustices – and that cycles of revenge killings were not the answer….We will not quickly forget the role he played in providing a counterpoint to paramilitary violence, in opposing narrow minded bigotry and sectarianism, in championing cross community reconciliation and devolved government, and in giving politicians a good name.” 

The funeral of John Hume took place at St. Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry today, August 5th, 2020. “He attracted many of us into political life, knowing that we had to find political solutions and answers to deep seated injustices – and that cycles of revenge killings were not the answer….We will not quickly forget the role he played in providing a counterpoint to paramilitary violence, in opposing narrow minded bigotry and sectarianism, in championing cross community reconciliation and devolved government, and in giving politicians a good name.” 

John Hume R.I.P. The funeral of John Hume took place at St. Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry today. Five years ago, I was invited to speak in Derry, at St. Eugene’s,  on human rights and the right to life Although...

On this day in 1968 Robert Kennedy was brutally murdered. The speech he made, following the murder of Martin Luther King, starkly and poignantly speaks into our own times, to the tragedy of George Floyd’s death. It challenges us to ask what has changed—and what remains the same—more than 50 years later.

On this day in 1968 Robert Kennedy was brutally murdered. The speech he made, following the murder of Martin Luther King, starkly and poignantly speaks into our own times, to the tragedy of George Floyd’s death. It challenges us to ask what has changed—and what remains the same—more than 50 years later.

On this day in 1968 Robert Kennedy was brutally murdered. The speech he made following the murder of Martin Luther King starkly and poignantly speaks into our own times, to the tragedy of George Floyd's death. It challenges us to ask what has changed—and what remains...

2020 – a Good Friday which for so many is a  day of acute suffering  – even more so for beleaguered communities in far away places. Think today of Saleem Masih and his grieving family, Shagufta Kauser, Leah Sharibu, Wang Yi and the many who are today carrying their own Crosses, experiencing and grieving at  Calvary.

2020 – a Good Friday which for so many is a day of acute suffering – even more so for beleaguered communities in far away places. Think today of Saleem Masih and his grieving family, Shagufta Kauser, Leah Sharibu, Wang Yi and the many who are today carrying their own Crosses, experiencing and grieving at Calvary.

A Good Friday Which Is A Day Of Acute Suffering For Many - and even more so for beleaguered communities in far away places. Put yourself in the place of Saleem Masih and his grieving family. He washed his hands in a village well and because he is the "wrong" religion...

Yesterday, March 2nd, was the ninth anniversary of the assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. To mark his murder, and the failure to bring anyone to justice, Parliamentarians from both houses of the British Parliament, along with Christians and Muslims or Pakistan origin, met at Westminster under the auspices of the All- Party Group for Pakistani minorities. Tributes were paid to his memory and with the murder of Saleem Masih the continuing persecution of Minorities was Exposed.

Yesterday, March 2nd, was the ninth anniversary of the assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. To mark his murder, and the failure to bring anyone to justice, Parliamentarians from both houses of the British Parliament, along with Christians and Muslims or Pakistan origin, met at Westminster under the auspices of the All- Party Group for Pakistani minorities. Tributes were paid to his memory and with the murder of Saleem Masih the continuing persecution of Minorities was Exposed.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABOIQfhyh1g Yesterday, March 2nd, was the ninth anniversary of the assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. To mark his murder, and...

Leah Sharibu’s  Mother, Rebecca, Comes to Westminster to highlight the continued abduction and incarceration of her teenage daughter, Leah and criticises President Buhari’s failure to secure her release. Parliamentarians point to the 2.5 billion given by the UK to the Nigeria over the last 10 years -an average of around £800,000 every day – and ask how are its leaders using this money?

Leah Sharibu’s Mother, Rebecca, Comes to Westminster to highlight the continued abduction and incarceration of her teenage daughter, Leah and criticises President Buhari’s failure to secure her release. Parliamentarians point to the 2.5 billion given by the UK to the Nigeria over the last 10 years -an average of around £800,000 every day – and ask how are its leaders using this money?

Jim Shannon MP, Fiona Bruce MP, Baroness Cox and Lord Alton of Liverpool today met Rebecca Sharibu and her companion, Gloria, to discuss the failure of the Nigerian authorities to free Rebecca's daughter Leah. Rebecca described how, two years ago, Islamist radicals,...

The 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz

The 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz

. https://www.twr.org.uk/podcast/holocaust-memorial-day-2020/ In December 1946 in the so-called Doctors’ Trial opened the eyes of the World to the way in which medics and scientists had committed appalling and vile crimes...

For 2020 – Make a New Year’s Resolution To Work For The Release Of Pastor Wang Yi  -who, since the massacre in Tiananmen Square –  has been a consistent voice for liberty, democracy, and freedom –  and who has been given a 9 year prison sentence in China; Also see the  NEW YEAR OPEN LETTER from  40 Parliamentarians and Dignitaries, from 18 Countries, Calling on Carrie Lam to Stop Police Brutality in Hong Kong; And read about the Lithuanian Foreign Minister who, following the desecration of memorials to pro democracy campaigners, who have died in Hong Kong, says such “shameful, disgraceful acts of vandalism…can’t and won’t be tolerated.”  This follows the desecration of over 40 Uighur cemeteries in Western China. In 2020 campaign to end the dishonouring of the dead and the dishonouring of the living.

For 2020 – Make a New Year’s Resolution To Work For The Release Of Pastor Wang Yi -who, since the massacre in Tiananmen Square – has been a consistent voice for liberty, democracy, and freedom – and who has been given a 9 year prison sentence in China; Also see the NEW YEAR OPEN LETTER from 40 Parliamentarians and Dignitaries, from 18 Countries, Calling on Carrie Lam to Stop Police Brutality in Hong Kong; And read about the Lithuanian Foreign Minister who, following the desecration of memorials to pro democracy campaigners, who have died in Hong Kong, says such “shameful, disgraceful acts of vandalism…can’t and won’t be tolerated.”  This follows the desecration of over 40 Uighur cemeteries in Western China. In 2020 campaign to end the dishonouring of the dead and the dishonouring of the living.

  For 2020 - Make a New Year's Resolution To Work For The Release Of Pastor Wang Yi - who, since the massacre in Tiananmen Square - has been a consistent voice for liberty, democracy, and freedom - and who has been given a 9 year prison sentence in China. Also...

Here are a selection of posts from 2019 – to provide a recap of the year through a different lens – and a distraction when the festivities prove too much.  The year begins and ends with posts about Genocide in Iraq, human rights violations in Pakistan and North Korea, and disturbing events in Hong Kong.

Here are a selection of posts from 2019 – to provide a recap of the year through a different lens – and a distraction when the festivities prove too much.  The year begins and ends with posts about Genocide in Iraq, human rights violations in Pakistan and North Korea, and disturbing events in Hong Kong.

  Here are a selection of my posts from 2019 – to provide a recap of the year through a different lens – and a distraction when the festivities prove too much.   2019 began with a post about genocide in Northern...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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High Court’s Welcome Decision To Allow A Challenge To A Barbaric Law

The High Court’s decision to grant permission to hear a landmark case. It has allowed  Heidi Crowter, a 24-year-old with Down’s Syndrome and Máire Lea-Wilson whose boy Aidan has Down’s to challenge a discriminatory and barbaric law which kills 90% of Down’s babies-...

Nigerian teacher and school children Ezra Bako, Miracle Saitu Danjuma, Favour Danjuma, Happiness Odoji, and Christiana Madugu Have Been Released – but Leah Shairbu remains in captivity and the atrocities of Boko Haram and Fulani Militias continue.

Nigerian teacher and school children Ezra Bako, Miracle Saitu Danjuma, Favour Danjuma, Happiness Odoji, and Christiana Madugu Have Been Released - but Leah Shairbu remains in captivity and the atrocities of Boko Haram and Fulani Militias continue. In Parliament I...