David Cameron didn’t really want Britain to have an EU referendum – he has made it clear he wants Britain to stay in the European Union.He promised in the last General Election that there would be a referendum, though. Why? Because he was worried about losing voters and party members to UKIP – the UK Independence Party headed by Nigel Farage whose lifeblood comes from wanting to leave the EU.
Julian Assange, the Swedish snowy-haired opinion-divider, founded the website Wikileaks ten years ago. In 2010 the website made headlines by releasing footage showing US soldiers shooting dead 18 civilians from a helicopter in Iraq. That same year, Sweden put out an international arrest warrant on him for charges of rape and sexual assault against two women that summer. Assange was arrested in London in 2010.
A massive summit on aid to Syria was hosted in London in early Feb 2016 – attended by David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Secretary of State John Kerry. The UK government prides itself on leading the humanitarian effort to Syria, and hopes to prod other countries into stepping up their game. So what is the UK actually doing to help Syria, and is it really helping?