Declassified: Rogue State Britain

by Mark Curtis Red Pepper, December 2004 The Blair government’s foreign policy since the invasion of Iraq has been disastrous for human rights. Outside of media and parliamentary scrutiny, decision-makers have been implementing some remarkable steps: Britain is deepening its support for state terrorism in several countries while unprecedented plans are being developed for global […]

Britain and Africa: The aid dividend

by Mark Curtis Red Pepper, March 2005 A major feature of the invasion of Iraq was media commentators falling for obvious government propaganda. Without such complicity, the invasion would have been politically impossible. Yet this willful self-deception is now being repeated in another area, where government propaganda is approaching the same depths as on Iraq. […]

Brown’s doleful role at Gleneagles

by Mark Curtis Guardian, 9 July 2005 The government will try to pull off a PR coup in the aftermath of the G8 summit by posturing as Africa’s champion – hiding Britain’s real agenda and how agreements on debt and aid will further impoverish the continent. While the G8 agreement commits the richest countries to […]