Grenfell Tower and Christchurch, 2 prime ministers, one leader

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/3/2019 New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves a gathering in honour for those killed in the Christchurch massacre on 22 March 2019 [MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images] I had not heard of New Zealand’s 38-year-old prime minster Jacinda Ardern until the recent mosque massacres in Christchurch in which over 50 …

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If free speech is to mean anything at all, its principles must be applied equally

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/8/2018 UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn [REUTERS/Peter Nicholls] Britain’s two major political parties have been gripped by accusations that they have a problem with racism. In the case of the Labour Party, this allegedly takes the form of anti-Semitism, while in the Conservative Party, it is …

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