Lord Hylton

Movement to Close Guantanamo Detention Prison, c/o Reprieve

Lord Hylton

The following is quoted from a statement  (12.01.2018)by Clive Stafford Smith, Founder of Reprieve: “I believe that our movement will inevitably be on the right side of history.  As with the death penalty, we will look back on the time of Guantanamo with disgust and shame.  But many of us will be proud that we played a part,…

Syria

Lord Hylton

Well-known British journalists write on Syria from the safety of Istanbul, Beirut and Cairo.  Few actually get inside the country, so their information is gained at second-hand, often from Al Jazira and Al Arabiyah broadcasts, which reflect the views of Qatar and Saudi Arabia respectively. Some members of the House of Lords, however, have tried…

UK Parliament Week

Lord Hylton

Celebrations for this are happening between November 13 and 17, with events in the historic Westminster Hall and the modern Parliamentary building called Portcullis House.  1300 schools and over 2600 other organizations are taking part, to make the work of Parliament better known and understood. Against this background, I thought it might be of interest…

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Lord Hylton

Britain will be the host for this meeting in London and at Windsor during the week of April 16, 2018.  The overall theme will be “Towards a Common Future”. I believe there should be discussion followed by positive action on the following themes: 1:  India and Pakistan:  There is an urgent need for détente with…