British Conservative pro-nuclear weapons McCarthyism

This video from Britain says about itself:

Liam Fox resigns as Defence Secretary over Werritty links

14 October 2011

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned over his connections with his close friend and unofficial lobbyist Adam Werritty.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Cold war heckle for ‘commie’ peacenik

Wednesday 25th November 2015

THE last Communist MPs, Willie Gallacher and Phil Piratin, lost their seats in the 1950 general election, writes Luke James.

But the spectre of communism was apparently haunting the Commons again yesterday during the debate on Trident renewal.

Arch-Thatcherite Tory MP Liam Fox shouted “communist” at Green MP Caroline Lucas after she argued nuclear weapons are “making us less safe, not more safe.”

It was a cold war-era heckle in defence of a cold war-era defence system.

You wonder whether the Tories are running out of bogeymen to justify the cost of Trident.

British Conservatives, Saudi Arabia and ISIS

This video from the USA says about itself:

ISIL/Daesh terrorists armed by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

4 October 2014

US Vice President Joe Biden openly admits at a speech in Harvard University that ISIS terrorists were armed and funded by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Ashdown: PM must put pressure on Gulf rulers to block Isis funds

Wednesday 25th November 2015

DAVID CAMERON’S cosy connections with rich Gulf rulers means he is scared to pressurise them into cutting off funding to Islamic State (Isis), Lord Ashdown said yesterday.

The Tory PM is being told to urge Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE) to stem the flow of cash financing weapons and assets that end up in the hands of Isis murderers.

Mr Cameron needs to address this “failure” when he announces tomorrow how and when RAF air strikes would target Isis in Syria, the former Lib Dem leader said on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

Stop the War Coalition convener Lindsey German said there is “no question” that the British monarchy and some Tories have “appalling long-standing” relationships with Saudi Arabian rulers.

Ms German added: “When the Saudi king died, the Union Jack was flown half mast and Prince Charles and the Prime Minister rushed with haste to the capital Riyadh to attend the funeral.

“When there have been human rights outcries, Mr Cameron usually defends the Saudis. Now, he is happy to tell us we need to spend billions on another war while forcing austerity.

“More people are becoming aware of this and I hope enough MPs have enough sense to vote against Syria air strikes.”

Saudi warplanes have been inactive [against ISIS; while being very active killing civilians in Yemen] for three months and Qatari ones have not flown for almost a year despite both countries being members of the US-led coalition against Isis, Lord Ashdown added.

Saudi Arabia unashamedly championed in UK security review. UK defence and security review places emphasis on human rights. Yet describes es yet describes Saudi Arabia as “vital partner”: here.

British students strike against governmental xenophobia

This video from Britain says about itself:

International students’ National Day of Walk-out – November 17

24 September 2015

NUS International Students‘ Officer Mostafa Rajaai explains why students will be participating in a mass walk-out on Tuesday 17 November 2015.

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Xenophobic Tory policies provoke strike by students

Wednesday 18th November 2015

STUDENTS across the country went on strike in defence of migrants’ rights yesterday, as tens of thousands feared further toughening of immigration laws in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

College and university students interrupted classes during a day of solidarity with international students, whose lives have become more difficult since the Conservatives came to power.

Actions included rallies, banner-drops and the setting-up of mock checkpoints at the gates of university campuses.

National Union of Students international officer Mostafa Rajaai said: “We want to send a clear message to the government that students in this country overwhelmingly reject the attitude and direction that the UK has adopted regarding immigration.

“The failure to respond adequately to the refugee crisis, the mistreatment of international students and the constant attacks on migrants’ rights are all part of the wider anti-migrant sentiment which is on the rise in the UK political establishment and we wholeheartedly oppose it.”

Stricter rules brought in by the Tories have meant foreign students enduring tougher checks and needing more savings to study in Britain.

From this month, overseas students in further education will no longer be allowed to request a work visa unless they leave Britain and apply from abroad.

Visas’ periods of validity have also been cut, with students applying to British colleges receiving a maximum of two years’ leave to remain.

National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts international rep Alex Norman sent his condolences to Parisian students, many of whom were among the victims of Friday’s terrorist massacre.