Laurence Lee

Laurence Lee

"Laurence Lee is Al Jazeera's London correspondent, covering economic, social and political affairs across the UK and Ireland.

Laurence joined Al Jazeera in 2007 as Delhi correspondent and has also worked as Europe correspondent for the channel. A lifelong reporter, he began his career at the BBC before moving to Sky News. Laurence has reported from more than 40 countries around the world, covering the second Palestinian intifada and the Iraq war. He spent several years in Moscow covering Russia and the former Soviet bloc, reporting on the wave of popular uprisings across Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan in 2004 and 2005. Laurence's work has won several RTS awards in the UK and he won the ""Golden Verb"" prize for international correspondents in Moscow."

Europe

Roma community outraged over Italy party leader's discrimination

Far-right leader routinely tweeted ethnic minority group are 'gypsy thieves' and that he will bulldoze their camps.

Roma community outraged over Italy party leader's discrimination

Europe

Italy's villages face economic crisis fuelled by austerity

Many doubt vow of populist parties in new coalition government to restore rights of working class Italians.

Italy's villages face economic crisis fuelled by austerity

Europe

Five Star and League: Winners and losers of Italy's new direction

As League and Five Star Movement move towards forming a new government, Al Jazeera takes a look at who will benefit most.

Five Star and League: Winners and losers of Italy's new direction

Europe

Brexit issues: UN envoy condemns 'Growing racism'

While UK laws and politicians make distinctions between illegal immigrants and people in the UK lawfully, it doesn't follow that the public will see the difference

Brexit issues: UN envoy condemns 'Growing racism'

Europe

Will Brexit destabilise peace agreement in Ireland?

A hard border resulting from Brexit would breach the Good Friday agreement.

Will Brexit destabilise peace agreement in Ireland?

Europe

EU's chief Brexit negotiator calls for agreement on Irish border

Barnier wants an agreement before the upcoming summit in June.

EU's chief Brexit negotiator calls for agreement on Irish border

Europe

Hopes growing for Scottish independence after Brexit

In the last independence referendum four years ago, the Yes campaign lost by 200,000 votes, but that was before Brexit.

Hopes growing for Scottish independence after Brexit

Europe

Scotland's fishing industry worried about future post-Brexit

Many fishermen support Brexit in the interests of protecting their waters and stocks, but many in the fishing industry also want open borders to Europe.

Scotland's fishing industry worried about future post-Brexit

Italy Elections 2018

Italy election: Five Star Movement vows to not form coalition

Italians are voting after a divisive campaign dominated by concerns over immigration and the economy led to an unpredictable contest.

Italy election: Five Star Movement vows to not form coalition

Italy Elections 2018

Italy: Will Five Star Movement make a difference?

The M5S has led in recent opinion polls and, although having shifted policies from those of its founder Beppe Grillo, the party rejects deals and coalitions with mainstream parties.

Italy: Will Five Star Movement make a difference?

Italy

Italy election: No party expected to gain majority

Many analysts predict that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's party is likely to be part of any potential coalition.

Italy election: No party expected to gain majority

Politics

Italy election: Parties use refugee crisis for gains

The failure to distribute migrants and refugees across the EU has led to their consolidation in one of the poorest parts of Italy and right-wing parties are attempting to benefit from the economic and social strain.

Italy election: Parties use refugee crisis for gains