'Completely unacceptable': Historian Michael Fry slammed by fellow plaque panellist for slavery comments in Henry Dundas statue debate
Sir Geoff Palmer brands Michael Fry’s mindset on slavery as “unacceptable” and “completely out of this time”
HISTORIAN, AUTHOR and The National columnist Michael Fry has come under fire for defending controversial 18-19th century Scottish politician Henry Dundas’ role in securing a delay in the abolition of slavery in Britain as a “tiny, minor incident”.
New calls for Boris Johnson to quit after 'breach of trust' over Salisbury
The foreign secretary has been put on the defensive after false claims regarding the source of the Salisbury attack nerve agent
BORIS JOHNSON faces calls to resign as the UK’s foreign secretary, following the revelation that he wrongly claimed Porton Down experts had identified Russia as the source of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury poisoning.
Burning embers: Below Grenfell Tower crises meet and unrest grows
Grenfell anger: Class, housing and poverty drawn together in human tragedy
PEOPLE ARE ANGRY. As journalists and government politicians try to mediate below the Grenfell tower - where the number of expected deaths from the bloody blaze grows - a community is shaken and enraged.
A 24-storey block of public housing in North Kensington, London, is now the epicentre for the political fury of class discontent and alienation. Dozens are dead in a fire that surged up the building in the early morning hours of Wednesday 14 June.
Above the law: UK Government drops investigations into Iraq war crimes
57 cases dropped followed extensive political pressure
UK SOLDIERS facing charges of unlawful killing during Iraq War operations will not face further investigation after the internal military process was abandoned.
Reports of UK war crimes in Iraq, confirmed by the International Criminal Court, led to the establishment of the Iraq Historic Allegation Team, which was presented with 1,000 alleged criminal acts by British troops ranging from murder, rape and other forms of violence.
Zero-hours giant Sports Direct suffers financially after undercover investigation
PS500m wiped off the stock market value of Sports Direct after investigation reveals how workers are treated in "gulag" warehouse
THE PUBLICATION of an undercover investigation into retail giant Sports Direct's Shirebrook warehouse, which showed that workers were effectively paid less than minimum wage, has been followed by a damaging slump in the company's stock price.
Grangemouth-based pesticide firm told to compensate family of murdered anti-GM activist
Syngenta ordered by Brazilian court to pay compensation to family of activist killed during an anti-GM protest in 2007
A MULTINATIONAL pesticide company which has a major production plant in Scotland has been held to have civil liability in the case of the death of Valmir Mota de Oliveira, who was shot while protesting an experimental genetic modification site in Parana, Brazil.
Jeremy Corbyn prepares for victory as Labour awaits the people's verdict
Socialist MP strong favourite to win Labour leadership contest in London
THE ELECTORAL FIGHT for the Labour leadership will end tomorrow [Saturday 12 September] as the result of the contest is announced to party activists and campaigners.
Months of drama, following the resignation of Ed Miliband in May, has included an unprecedented surge in party membership and the growth of a political movement in support of Jeremy Corbyn MP.
Jewish campaign group launches in support of Jeremy Corbyn leadership bid
Community groups supports peace talks in Israel and across the Middle East
POLITICAL campaigners within the Jewish community who back "socialism and progressive values" have launched a campaign group to support Jeremy Corbyn's labour leadership bid.
Corbyn has been subject to insinuations of anti-semitism from the pro-Tory Jewish Chronicle due to his support for justice in Palestine.
Explainer: 5 problems with the way the UK treats refugees
As the public calls for greater refugee support, CommonSpace looks at the desperate struggle for asylum seekers to reach and then survive in the UK
THE IMAGE of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old child from Kobane found dead on a Turkish beach, has brought a new focus on the plight of refugees fleeing war and persecution.