One of the first fruits of the lash up between the far right League party and the supposedly left-leaning Five Star Movement is a proposal by interior minister Matteo Salvini for a census of Roma and the expulsion of thousands who aren’t Italian citizens. A leader of Italy’s Jewish community compared it to Mussolini’s racial… Continue reading Arrivederci Roma?
Ken Livingstone was the first major UK political leader to support full LGBT+ equality. And he went much further. As GLC leader, in 1981 he spoke to Harrow Gay Unity Group, where he challenged heterosexist assumptions head on, declaring: "Everyone is bisexual. Almost everyone has the sexual potential for anything." This was an unprecedented act… Continue reading LGBT the protests go on
Michelle O'Neill Vice President, Sinn Fein Abortion is a sensitive and emotive issue. But it is an issue that demands objectivity and a compassionate response based on best medical and scientific advice. And fundamentally it is about women’s rights, women’s health – it’s about respecting and trusting women. Current legislation in both the north and… Continue reading Eighth Amendment Repealed