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The Rugby Codebreakers

This documentary on Welsh rugby union players who left their homeland to take up rugby league in the North of England is so good that I’m going to include it on my blog for posterity. As an English rugby union … Continue reading

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Downplaying racism towards Jews, one example: @ JoeSucksmith

Originally posted on Tracking racism, antisemitism and neo-Nazism on Social Media:
[NB: The materials herein are freely available in the public domain, and this is produced as an educational resource for antiracists and antifascists.] Study hardcore racism on social media…

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John Rentoul on the use of referendums

Since the Brexit referendum, I’ve encountered some people saying both that the use of referendums is unjustifiable in general in a parliamentary democracy, and that it was unjustifiable in relation to the question of EU membership in particular. I’ve belatedly … Continue reading

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T-shirts, Twitter and the Terrorism Act 2000

I recently had an article published in the Criminal Law & Justice Weekly journal about *that* Hezbollah-T-shirt-wearing-student. 051_cljw_2018_vol182_issue6_Feature_02_Mendelsohn

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Closing the loophole: time to clip Hizballah’s ‘wings’

Last summer, I wrote a short piece for the Jewish Chronicle arguing for the UK government to proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety. An extended version of my argument has now been published in the University of Huddersfield’s new Crime, Security … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Mike Sivier

Originally posted on Half Chips/Half Rice:
Mike Sivier is the author of pro-Corbyn blog Vox Political. He¬†was suspended for allegedly breaking the Labour Party’s rules on antisemitism. On Tuesday, his case was heard at the National Executive Committee (NEC)…

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Big questions for Police Scotland

Last summer, the Edinburgh-based, then law student Sophie Stephenson gained notoriety after boasting on Twitter that she had gone out to dinner wearing a Hezbollah T-shirt. At the time, Campaign Against Antisemitism reported Ms Stephenson to the police, alleging that … Continue reading

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