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UKIP has taken more than 140 council seats, and averaged 25% of the vote, while the Conservatives lost 335 and the Liberal Democrats lost 124. Labour failed to make any stunning gains raising more questions about its drift to the left and begging the question if not now then when?
It confirms without a doubt that [...]
This is a cross post from Phil of A Very Public Sociologist. The view represented is his own and does not represent that of Harry’s Place. We cross post it, with his permission, as it is about us and Phil knew Harry before Harry’s Place.
According to their archive, yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the [...]
This is a cross post from The Islamic Far-Right in Britain
Islamic Network have put together what must be the line-up of the year for their four-day event, ‘Islamia Village’:
The ’village’ is to run from August 24th-27th at York’s very charming Thorpe Underwood Estate. Punters are invited to “spend a few days with internationally renowned [...]
Posted: July 13th, 2012 under Your View.
This is a cross post by Marc Goldberg from The Times of Israel
This is for everyone who wrote me off as naive.
Here is some background about me:
I haven’t had a clean uniform in 3 weeks, a shower for days or slept in 25 hours. When I do go to sleep it will be with my [...]
Posted: July 1st, 2012 under Your View.
This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Marx and Engels recognised “only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated” – namely, “revolutionary terror.” They anticipated “the disappearance from the face of the earth not only [...]
Posted: June 24th, 2012 under Your View.
Portia, Shylock and the exclusion of Israeli actors from the global cultural community – David Hirsh
This is a cross post by David Hirsh from Engage
Is the Merchant of Venice an antisemitic play or is it a play which intimately depicts the anatomy of persecution, exclusion and bullying?
A classic speaks differently to each individual and in each new context. On Monday I saw The Merchant of Veniceperformed by Habima, the Israeli National [...]
Posted: May 31st, 2012 under Your View.
This is a cross post from Richard Millett
Thank you very much for all the support I received in light of last Monday’s Palestine Society event at SOAS when I was manhandled and told I was a “typical Israeli”, even though I am a proud Brit.
I received incredible emails from all over the world with people appreciating [...]
Posted: May 23rd, 2012 under Your View.
This is a cross post from The Times of Israel by Lyn Julius
The news that student groups on Tel Aviv University campus will be commemorating the Palestinian “nakba” this week with a special ceremony should come as no surprise. Why shouldn’t they join the thousands of youngsters around the world protesting the “catastrophe” of Israel’s birth [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2012 under Your View.
This is a cross post by Curtis McLellan, Labour Students International Officer
There is legitimate criticism of Israel to be made. This I say with no caveat, no ifs or buts, no obfuscating or justification of things that are unjustifiable. Yet there is something I find more abhorrent about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement [...]
Posted: May 9th, 2012 under Your View.
This is a guest post by James Donnelly
As someone involved with student politics in Sheffield, I read about the anti-Semitic vandalism of the UJS stall at the NUS Conference in Sheffield with disgust but not much surprise. The Left’s stance in Sheffield is not atypical of the way in which the Left operates nationally, a [...]
Posted: April 27th, 2012 under Your View.