Is Europe ‘threatened by migrants’?

Throughout the summer of 2015 politicians and media across the continent have pushed a narrative of Europe being threatened by ‘swarms ‘ of ‘marauding’ migrants – people who at all costs must be kept out lest they ‘overwhelm’ our meagre resources.

Is Europe ‘threatened by migrants’?

Throughout the summer of 2015  politicians and media across the continent have pushed a narrative of Europe being threatened by ‘swarms ‘ of ‘marauding’ migrants – people who at all costs must be kept out lest they ‘overwhelm’ our meagre resources. The result has been horror from thousands drowning in the Mediterranean, to dreadful scenes […]

Eamonn McCann says: Making sense of the Middle East

"What are you fighting for? It's not my security. It's just an old war. Not even a cold war."

Eamonn McCann says: Making sense of the Middle East

“What are you fighting for? It’s not my security. It’s just an old war. Not even a cold war.” Thus Marianne Faithful in her classic 1979 song, Broken English. She might have been singing about the Middle East today. In Syria in September 2013 the residents of a Christian village, Maaloula, about 20 miles from […]