UK Politics

More on Howard

Chris Brooke at Virtual Stoa has a fine post re-visiting the issue of Michael Howard’s family and the question of asylum.

It is excellent news that the child of an asylum-seeker is about to become Leader of the Opposition.

It is extraordinary, however, to reflect on the fact that this child is one of the key architects of the politics of persecuting and demonising asylum-seekers which has so disfigured British politics over the last decade, and shamed so much of our political class and our press in the process.