Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, tweeted: “To those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength.” France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the decision was worrying. “The reception of refugees fleeing the war, fleeing oppression, is part of our duties.”Continue Reading The behaviour of the British and wider European elite towards migrants is not simple inhumanity. It is strategic inhumanity. It is weaponised inhumanity designed to convince populations fracturing under hammer-blows of austerity and economic chaos that the enemy is out there, that there is an “us” that must beContinue Reading This isn’t the 1930s, but there are political similarities — World Economic Forum (@wef) November 23, 2016 Discussion of fascism suffers from an excess of definition. That often, ironically, allows far-right groups and their apologists to disavow the label because of some tick-box characteristic which they canContinue Reading