Opinions from the Independent newspaper

Opinions from the Guardian newspaper
  • Raqqa is in ruins like a modern Dresden. This is not 'precision bombing' 23/05/2019
    Thousands of Syrians are dead and their city devastated. How dare the US, UK and French militaries speak of ‘surgical strikes’?From Kosovo to Iraq and Syria, the US and its military allies have for years told a tale of “precision bombing” and “surgical strikes”. It was a lie then and it’s a lie now. When huge numbers of bombs and missiles are unleashed on de […]
    Kate Allen
  • The suffering caused by austerity helped fuel Brexit – and will only get worse | Frances Ryan 23/05/2019
    Leaving the EU will make life worse for poor and disabled people – but the anger that led to the vote must be addressedUnless austerity ends, the UK’s poorest people face lives that are “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”. That was the finding on Wednesday from Philip Alston, the UN rapporteur on extreme poverty, who warned worse could be yet to come […]
    Frances Ryan
  • It’s hard to imagine. But could this really be the end for the Tories? | Polly Toynbee 23/05/2019
    In its Brexit delirium, the party is tearing itself apart on an election day, its voters rampaging off into the Farage wildwoodsWelcome to an extraordinarily bizarre election day. Pause on the way to the polling station to wonder at the astounding mayhem within our “ruling” party, soliciting votes even while wrenching its leader from Downing Street. We may b […]
    Polly Toynbee
  • An ambassador for human rights won’t convince the world that Britain cares | David Wearing 23/05/2019
    The creation of this post is pure self-delusion, and doesn’t change the UK’s dire record in Yemen, India, Iraq …The foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has created a new role of ambassador for human rights, which, according to a Foreign Office statement, “demonstrates the UK’s commitment to defending human rights globally”. Plainly it does nothing of the sort. Wha […]
    David Wearing
  • We recognise racism on the football pitch. Why do we fail to see it in the workplace? | Nels Abbey 23/05/2019
    The ‘90-minute racists’ dominate our headlines. Meanwhile millions of people suffer all week, every weekYou could be forgiven for thinking Britain is “racism-free” beyond our football terraces. Our national sport grabs almost all the headlines when it comes to reporting on discrimination.Though the racist outbursts against star players over 90 minutes attrac […]
    Nels Abbey