On the eve of a Downing Street summit aiming to challenge cross-border organised crime and corruption, we will be joined by OCCRP co-founder and editor Drew Sullivan and others to discuss how best to report on – and combat – transnational organised crime and corruption, with a particular focus on the London link and the recent Panama Papers leaks. We will be asking what the role of transparency and government data is in combating corruption, and what role journalism can play in putting a stop to it and bringing those accountable to justice.
Desperate for a better life, men, women and children risk perilous journeys for the promise of prosperity in the UK, Europe or America. Those who manage to reach their destination will often find themselves sold into a life of sexual exploitation, forced labour, street crime and domestic servitude. Ahead of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Women conference, at which this subject will be discussed extensively, we will be bringing together a panel of experts to examine how we can tackle the problem of human trafficking.
Discussing Britain’s record on involvement in the use of torture and asking whether it is to time to challenge the official line that the UK does not ‘participate in, solicit, encourage or condone’ torture.
Peter Hitchens talks about the need for a new political compass in a world where traditional boundaries between the Left and Right no longer exist.Left-wingers backed the invasion of Iraq and Tories campaign for civil liberties yet conventional wisdom insists on operating as if the age-old divisions between political parties still apply, argues journalist, author […]
MI5 says that some 4000 British Muslim extremists are a threat to national security and that another major terrorist attack is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’. The investigative journalist Richard Watson, who has been at the forefront of reporting terrorism and extremism for BBC Newsnight, presents the results of his major investigation into the rise of extremism in Britain, which has just been published by Granta.
London’s former ambassador to the UN and the first British envoy to Iraq talks about British foreign policy in the new world order.
With thousands of troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, growing tensions with a resurgent Russia and the threat of terrorism at home and abroad, pressure is mounting on Gordon Brown to define Britain’s new foreign policy.
Founder of the Respect Party, George Galloway, has had a chequered career in Britain’s public life – from being expelled from the Labour Party to appearing in the Celebrity Big Brother House – but what has he achieved as a politician?
With Sinn Fein agreeing to support a united police force in Northern Ireland despite evidence of past complicity between Special Branch and loyalists paramilitaries, the Northern Ireland elections are due to go ahead in early March. Will they work this time?
Clare Short, the former cabinet minister who resigned over the war in Iraq, talks to Richard Beeston about Iraq, her time as Secretary for International Development and the role of Britain in the international arena.