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Tom Charles

Charles is a London-based writer, editor and literary agent. He previously worked in the UK parliament, including as a lobbyist for Palestinian rights. He has contributed to Jadaliyya and the Journal of Palestinian Refugee Studies.

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UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

14 November, 2017

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, writes Tom Charles.

Boris Johnson's 'English lion' is an imperial embarrassment

05 October, 2017

Comment: The UK foreign secretary is not the only one who should be reassessing his imperialist outlook, writes Tom Charles.

Is UK's Labour shifting back to a pro-Israel stance?

11 September, 2017

Comment: Labour may be forced to adopt a pro-Israel position, despite its new pro-Palestinian leadership, writes Tom Charles.

Libya blowback threatens fragile Tory government

28 August, 2017

Comment: The fallout from the 2011 invasion has been disastrous, and Libya could now be emerging as a decisive factor in UK domestic politics, writes Tom Charles.

UK-Saudi pact faces existential crisis

24 July, 2017

Comment: As alarm over Saudi human rights abuses grows, so does criticism of the Westminster-Riyadh friendship. The relationship of convenience is under threat like never before, writes Tom Charles.

One month after Grenfell: A catalogue of Conservative failures

14 July, 2017

Comment: Despite the community response and the millions donated in charity, North Kensington is still hostage to Tory policies, writes Tom Charles.

Can London's Palestine Expo help redress Israel bias?

07 July, 2017

Comment: While solidarity with Palestine becomes more mainstream, UK and international institutions still firmly favour Israel, writes Tom Charles.

Victims of social cleansing, Grenfell community deserves dignity, now

03 July, 2017

Comment: At parliament, Grenfell community members described the local council's 'managed decline' of the area. These people deserve dignity and respect, now, writes Tom Charles.

Grenfell fire tragedy exposes a failed system

19 June, 2017

Comment: The community response to the Grenfell Tower disaster in the absence of council or government leadership, shows the way forward in multicultural Britain, writes Tom Charles.

Balfour centenary is being used for propaganda not peace

14 June, 2017

Comment: Planned celebrations of the Balfour Declaration are serving as propaganda and are missing an opportunity to call for peace and justice in historic Palestine, writes Tom Charles.

What will the UK's extremist DUP mean for Palestine?

12 June, 2017

Comment: As colonisers, there has been a natural affinity between the Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland, and successive Israeli governments, writes Tom Charles.

UK election results could profoundly alter Middle East policy

09 June, 2017

Comment: If the opportunity is there, Labour should form a minority government, and immediately implement profound change in the UK's Middle East policy, writes Tom Charles.

Tom Charles
Tom Charles

Charles is a London-based writer, editor and literary agent. He previously worked in the UK parliament, including as a lobbyist for Palestinian rights. He has contributed to Jadaliyya and the Journal of Palestinian Refugee Studies.

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