Analysis: While the lungs of the world burn, the G7 barely even fiddles
The G7 in Biarritz will not be able to hide its cataclysmic failure from history, with additional contempt surely reserved for the ultra-narcissist Trump-Johnson axis, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds
“WE TALKED about: ‘Where’s England, what’s happening with England, they don’t use it anymore’. It’s very interesting, we discussed that.”
Hunt denies comparison between the seizures of Iranian and British tankers as campaigners warn of US push for war
Announcing a new European-led maritime protection mission, the foreign secretary denied the seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar happened at the request of the United States
Beyond the Noise: Is the US pushing for war with Iran?
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
THIS week Jamieson is joined by Robert Somynne, a freelance journalist and expert on the geopolitics of Iran to look at the Trump's hostile posture towards the country and the threat of escalating conflict.
Among other things, they discuss:
Analysis: There is little hope that Europe will stand in the way of a US war with Iran
The UK and the European Union lack the unity and political will necessary to seriously obstruct another American war of imperialism
THE UNITED STATES will go to war with Iran if nothing is done to prevent it. This is the assumption that the world’s geopolitical actors have worked off for the better part of two decades, and there has been precious little evidence to the contrary.
‘He simply wouldn’t be able to understand’: Grandparents caring for autistic teenager threatened with deportation to Iran
The Home Office is attempting to deport an elderly couple to Iran, despite having built a life in the UK for over 40 years and acting as co-parents to a grandchild requiring care