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Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn is an award-winning columnist specialising in the Middle East. A foreign correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Jerusalem, Belfast, Beirut and Baghdad, Patrick is also the author of nine books, including The Rise of Islamic State, which was translated into 18 languages. He wrote with his son Henry the best-selling Henry’s Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, which was a finalist for the Costa Books Award. His latest book, Behind Enemy Lies, was published in October.

Article thumbnail: *** BESTPIX *** ODESA, UKRAINE ??? NOVEMBER 16: Commonwealth and Development Affairs David Cameron (C) stands near barbed wire on Prymorskyi Boulevard on November 16, 2023 in Odesa, Ukraine. The UK's new Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, visits President Zelensky and pledges further military support and the reaffirms the UK's commitment to supporting Ukraine in the war with Russia. (Eduard Kryzhanivskyi/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine/Global Images Ukraine/Getty Images)

David Cameron is the perfect representative for Britain in decay

Cameron has once again fallen on his feet, but it is worth asking why this should be the case, given his dire record

Suella Braverman is doing her feckless best to poison British society

Suella Braverman is a pound shop Ian Paisley

Article thumbnail: Palestinians carry a wounded girl after being rescued from under the rubble of buildings that were destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in Jabaliya refugee camp, Gaza (AP Photo/Abed Khaled, File)

Air strikes always target civilians - in Gaza and everywhere else

Israel’s claim it will protect civilians is manifestly false