Month: March 2021

A ‘Dunkirk approach’ is needed to roll out millions of second vaccine doses in the UK, says a pharmacist chief. As Britain did in World War Two, he wants to launch a ‘Thousand Little Ships’.

11 March 2021 By Paul Martin

By PAUL MARTIN Pharmacists have volunteered to come to the rescue of Britain’s National Health Service by launching “a thousand little ships like those that saved us at Dunkirk” to boost the roll-out of the second anti-Covid vaccine jabs. Mark Koziol, chairman of the Pharmacists Defence Association, told Correspondent.World: ‘’Big is not always beautiful.” He complained that the NHS and […]

In Iraq, the Pope intones a Prayer of the Sons and Daughters of Abraham. I was at an equally historic ceremony there during the Iraq war in 2003.

6 March 2021 By Paul Martin

Joined by Muslims, Jews, representatives of different Christian Churches and other Iraqi religious minorities in the Iraqi city of Ur, Pope Francis prays for reconciliation, peace and the strength to rebuild the ravaged nation. In a key part of his historic three-day trip to Iraq, the first ever by a Pope, Francis travelled south from […]

Days before Pope’s visit to Iraq, a rocket attack is launched on a Coalition military base. Will the Pope’s visit be destabilised?

4 March 2021 By Paul Martin

Just two days before a historic visit to Iraq by Pope Francis, a dozen rockets slammed into a military base for American, British and other Coalition troops.  This follows another attack a few days ago, apparently originating from the disputed oil-rich north-eastern district of Kirkuk. Analysts suggested the attacks are aimed at a propaganda victory for […]

A former British national newspaper editor admits he secretly backed violence by the Irish Republican Army. Did this influence his objectivity?

3 March 2021 By Paul Martin

The revelation from former Daily Mirror editor Roy Greenslade that he “supported the right of the Irish people to engage in armed struggle” via the IRA throughout the 1970s and 1980s has prompted a furious response from many in the industry, reports the Press Gazette. From 1992 until 2020, Greenslade had also been the media […]