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  • August 27, 2021

US officials provided the Taliban with the names of Americans and Afghan allies to evacuate

“Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” said a defense official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue. “It’s just awful and shocking and it makes you feel unclean.” When asked about POLITICO’s reports during a press conference Thursday, President Joe Biden said he was…

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UK ‘must do the right thing’ for Afghan refugees

What we are all seeing happening in Afghanistan on our televisions is truly desperate and heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the panic and fear that people must feel as the Taliban increase their control over the country. People trying to find a way to leave to protect themselves and their families from the brutality of the…

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Afghanistan’s wrong lesson – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. Florian Bieber holds the Jean Monnet Chair on Europeanisation in Southeastern Europe at the University of Graz, Austria, and is the coordinator of the Balkan Policy Advisory Group in Europe. He tweets at @fbieber. Deport, deport, deport: When the Taliban entered Kabul, the Austrian Federal Minister of the…

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Raab and Patel under fire as UK prepares to announce Afghan asylum plan

Calls are growing for the UK government to announce a resettlement plan for Afghan asylum seekers following the Taliban takeover of the country. There are few details so far as to what the plan might entail, but Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement on the proposal later today. The news comes in the…

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Summary of the week: the nativist right is losing control

They first faced the England team. Then they lost. And now, in their infinite wisdom, they are taking on the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). They will lose that too. It seems that the nativist right, which for five years has dominated the debate in this country, is losing its touch. Much of this comes…

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Undocumented migrants and covid: the human tragedy that cannot be ignored

It was in early April 2020 when Elvis, an undocumented Filipino immigrant to the UK, died at his home with suspected covid. He was so afraid of incurring debts that he could not pay and of being informed to the immigration authorities that he had not sought help from the NHS. The tragedy of Elvis’s…

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