Ivor Jones

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Ivor is a blogger and post-grad student at Brighton Journalist Works.

March, 2017

November, 2016

  • 28 November

    The Siege of Aleppo Has No Easy Answers

    siege of aleppo

    Eighty-two men, women and children shot on the spot. Homes and buildings bombed to smithereens to create a landscape reminiscent of Dresden. Innocents blasted into oblivion by indiscriminate ‘air strikes’ or trapped under tonnes of rubble. Children freezing to death in the Syrian winter cold, their young minds shaped irreparably …

  • 9 November

    Trump’s Victory is a Disaster for American Common Sense and Decency

    Things weren’t supposed to be this way. Hillary Rodham Clinton looked as if she was treading a sure path to the White House. All major pollsters and newspapers were projecting that America waking up to their first female President-elect was all but inevitable. Trump had simply fought too divisive a …

October, 2016

  • 12 October

    The Vilification of Ex-Muslims and Islamic Reformers

    Those fighting for Islamic reform are some of the bravest, courageous and most important people alive today. We owe them our support. When Martin Luther sent his Ninety-Five Thesis to the Archbishop of Mainz, a document which attacked the cynical selling of indulgences by priests to faithful church-goers, on October …

September, 2016

  • 10 September

    Corbyn is Not Simply Incompetent; He is Morally Indefensible

    Corbyn, Labour,

    In the interests of openness and honesty I must start this piece with a confession. Back in June 2015 I was supportive of Corbyn’s candidacy to be the leader of the Labour party. I was enthused by the fact that he wished to stand up for the poorest in society, he …

August, 2016

  • 30 August

    The Twofold Wrongheadedness Of The Burkini Row

    Burkini, France,

    “The burkini is like a uniform, a symbol of Islamist extremism.” These were the words of David Lisnard, the Mayor of Cannes, explaining why he was banning the use of ‘burkinis’ on beaches in his city – a city just a few miles away from Nice, which last month was …

July, 2016

  • 27 July

    An Intolerance of Democracy Has Been Unleashed Post-Brexit

    The bigotry a number of Brits have shown towards migrants and ethnic minorities in the weeks since the EU referendum has been truly shocking. People have been shouted at in the street, they’ve been told to leave the country; pro-Brexit cards have been distributed around one community declaring “No more Polish …