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Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan covers international affairs, politics and human rights for a variety of British newspapers and magazines.

United Kingdom

Libya and the Manchester connection

There is a link between the woeful Manchester attack and the dubious methods the UK used to help Libyans topple Gaddafi.

Europe

Islamophobia can make UKIP relevant again

Now that Brexit is a reality, UKIP has to find another windmill to fight to stay relevant.

Westminster Attack

Don't blame WhatsApp for the Westminster attack

The UK government is trying to scapegoat Silicon Valley companies to hide its own intelligence and security failures.

Brexit

If Scotland leaves, England will lose the Brexit game

Should Scotland and N Ireland leave the UK after Brexit, the term 'Little England' will really come into its own.

Refugees

Britain rejecting child refugees is no surprise

Given the toxic environment post-Brexit, and the historical record, rejecting child refugees is no wonder.

Europe

The Steele affair and the British deep state

Concerned about Trump, the UK intelligence community has scrambled to defend Chris Steele and his questionable report.

Europe

Theresa May is failing Brexit Britain

From unsuccessful trade policies to a civil service in chaos, Britain is far from ready for Brexit.

Brexit

The UK has no choice on 'hard' or 'soft' Brexit

Brexiteers underestimate the level of spite European negotiators are willing to display.

Politics

Brexit, budget cuts and the future of David Cameron

If Brexit goes ahead, he could well end up as the man who broke Britain.

Politics

BDS tactics are not anti-Semitic

Criminalising political dissent is only going to reinforce perceptions of Jewish conspiracy theories - so why do it?

War & Conflict

Blundering British foreign policy

The Cameron administration's policy choices abroad have their roots in Thatcher's legacy.

War & Conflict

Cameron's refugee calculation

The UK pledged to admit more refugees in the country, but it is not enough.