Tag: covid-19

COVID-19 Exposes the False Promise of Isolationism

Dan Fisher, editor-in-chief of Uncommon Ground Media, unpicks the isolationist approach adopted by Western countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, whereby governments have focused primarily on protecting those within their own borders. Few...

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Asylum Seekers Intercepted During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boats Carrying Asylum Seekers Intercepted During Bank Holiday in the UK Over the bank holiday weekend, around 140 boats carrying asylum seekers and migrants were intercepted in the English Channel. A spike in the number of those attempting to...

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Hostile Environment Leaves Migrants in Limbo

Migrants Suffer Under Hostile Environment During COVID-19 You would be forgiven for assuming that, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Home Office would automatically relax or entirely scrap its widely condemned hostile environment policies. Yet...

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International Workers’ Memorial Day & COVID-19

Today, Tuesday 28th April, is International Workers’ Memorial Day; a day dedicated to those killed, disabled, injured or who have been made unwell due to their work. This year, perhaps more so than ever, the day feels especially poignant. With too...

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Government’s Response to Covid-19 Condemned

Sunday Times Report Criticises UK Government’s Response to Covid-19 In a damning Sunday Times investigation published just two days ago, the national newspaper has exposed critical failures in the UK government’s response to COVID-19...

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Coronavirus & The Case for Universal Basic Income

At a time of rising uncertainty and concern for the future, the Coronavirus has provoked questions which stretch far beyond the current pandemic, forcing us to confront the very core of our existence. COVID-19 has revealed deep systemic flaws which...