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"


Intrigue surrounds the electoral trajectory of Scotland

The SNP will remain the largest party, but it could lose up to a dozen seats to a Scottish Conservative Party.

Human Rights

Is the UK doing enough to investigate child abuse?

We ask child abuse survivors what they think of the various investigations into historical child abuse in the UK.

Human Rights

Why the Moors Murders 'should never be forgotten'

Ian Brady and Myra Hindley may now both be dead but their deeds remain a critical part of British criminal history.


What will become of EU residents who call the UK home?

There are some three million EU nationals whose futures have been thrown into doubt after Article 50 was triggered.


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?


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.


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...'


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


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."