Why protests against Trump should be widened to change current UK foreign policy

by Mark Curtis I completely support the protests and opposition to Trump. At the same time, the British government in its foreign policy is now operating outside of any serious democratic control, and is: promoting covert wars in seven countries

Britain’s violations of international law

by Mark Curtis The UK is violating and/or facilitating the violation of international law on various fronts, rendering it a rogue state. Trade in Israeli settlement goods UK policy is allowing trade with ‘Israeli’ goods from illegal settlements in the

Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Is Becoming Clearer – And It’s Not Pretty

Published in the Huffington Post, 16 November 2016 The likely shape of British foreign policy post-Brexit is slowly emerging five months on from the 23 June referendum, and the picture is extremely concerning from any ethical viewpoint. Britain is on

Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam

Mark Curtis’s new book was published on 1 July 2010. Read The Guardian‘s coverage of the book, 6 July 2010, here. Read Mark Curtis’s Guardian article, 6 July 2010, here. Read reviews here (Independent), here (Metro), here (New Humanist) here

Israel and the bomb, 1961

Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee, “Development of nuclear weapons by fifth countries during the period up to 1970”, 5 September 1961 “Israel began an enlarged atomic energy programme in 1956/57. There is reason to suppose that its purpose was

British policy toward the Arab/Israel dispute, 1970

Foreign Office Planning Committee, “Future British Policy Towards the Arab/Israel Dispute”, 14 September 1970 “Neither [a pro-Arab nor a pro-Israel policy]…is practicable.  A pro-Arab policy would be unacceptable to British public opinion and opposed by the US government. A pro-Israeli

British policy towards Israel, the Arab states and the US, Foreign Office note, July 1970

Percy Cradock, Foreign and Commonwealth Office planning staff, to Sir Denis Greenhill, Permanent Under-Secretary, FCO, 24 July 1970 ‘We start from the fact that our economic interests in the Arab world greatly outweigh those in Israel. It would be reasonable

Ten year’s of New Labour’s arms exports: A Review

By Mark Curtis Reviewing British arms exports for the ten-year period under New Labour, the figures speak for themselves: – The UK has exported £45 billion worth of arms around the world since 1997. – Over £110m of military equipment

Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses

Britain complicit in the deaths of ten million people since 1945. Those are Unpeople – those whose lives are seen as expendable in the pursuit of Britain’s economic and political goals. Historian Mark Curtis pieces together the Blair government’s “public

Declassified: Britain and Israel

by Mark Curtis Red Pepper, April 2004 Why is Tony Blair still Prime Minister? One major reason is Blair’s promise to push for peace between Israel and Palestine. Many MPs sided with Blair in the crucial parliamentary vote before the