Democratic dictatorship: the UK as prime exemplar

From the landmark employment tribunal victory of Professor David Miller to the Safety of Rwanda Bill, recent events in the realm of UK law are revealing the political and legal discourses of unaccountable power and control.  It’s been happening a while, but the transformation of the image of Kenneth (now Lord) Clarke,

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Hizb ut-Tahrir proscription from Home Office website

Proscribing Hizb ut-Tahrir is a sign of desperation

Arzu discusses the proscription of the avowedly non-violent group Hizb ut-Tahrir by the UK government and what  it means for dissenting voices in the UK Today’s proscription of Hizb u-Tahrir under the Terrorism Act 2000 is a new low, even for the UK.  I wrote on 7 January that the push towards

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VIDEO: UK ‘Deradicalization’ Program Shrouded in Secrecy

Arzu Merali interviewed on Real News Network about IHRC’s decision to no longer take part on consultations with the British government over anti-terrorism laws and so-called deradicalization Read the transcript below the video. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. The independent reviewer of

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Love and war in Cameron’s England

The British premier’s policy announcement of funding to teach Muslim women English has made me want to stop speaking the language I love* There’s the personal and public – a reimagining of the feminist standpoint if you like. It’s the way I see David Cameron’s speech announcing the need (and coincidentally the funding) to

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