Lord Hylton

Peace in Kurdistan campaign

Lord Hylton

This statement  to mark the 19th anniversary of the abduction of Abdullah Ocalan comes from “Peace in Kurdistan”, which seeks a peaceful resolution of the current conflicts in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

Teaching English to Refugees

Lord Hylton

Some of this is done by volunteers. More could be done, for example, by mobilising students to teach English. Our central government is, however, the main provider of this essential service. It is essential because it enables refugees and their families to work or study, to communicate with their neighbours, and to move towards full…

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…