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Alasdair Soussi

Freelance journalist Alasdair Soussi's latest book is "In The Shadow Of The Cotton Tree: A Diary of Second World War Sierra Leone"

Politics

How would Scotland vote in second referendum?

What has changed since Scotland chose to reject sovereignty in 2014 and how much of a factor is Brexit?

Homeless

Dying on the streets: The UK's homeless

For the country's growing number of people sleeping rough, harsh winter temperatures have added to their woes.

Politics

The UK and US: The myth of the special relationship

The term was first coined by Winston Churchill in 1946, but does the 'special relationship' really exist?

Theresa May

Theresa May and the Brexit divide

'She has none of the normal parliamentary and media constraints and is one of UK's most powerful prime ministers...'

Racism

Do black lives matter in the UK?

For many the current position of Britain's black population is one that is mired between achievement and marginalisation

Politics

Nigel Farage and the era of the celebrity politician

The rise of Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP, face of the Brexit vote and friend of Donald Trump.

Tony Blair

Who is the real Tony Blair?

His government presided over economic growth, health and education reforms, but also faced controversy over Iraq war.

US Elections 2016

Scottish spin doctor: "Hillary Clinton will win it"

"I would vote for Clinton with a nose-peg - I think she is tainted."

Human Rights

Is the British military opting-out of human rights?

UK aims to scrap Human Rights Act and parts of European Human Rights Convention in favour of new British Bill of Rights.

Health

Lariam: The 'health tragedy' and the soldiers who pay

Antimalarial intended as "last resort" has been linked to cognitive breakdowns and suicides among military personnel.

Brexit

David Cameron's legacy in the shadow of Brexit

UK's David Cameron was known as Britain's lucky prime minister, but his luck ran out with Brexit.

Brexit

Can Nicola Sturgeon turn Brexit into an opportunity?

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is bringing renewed focus to the Scottish independence debate.