Ros Atkins explains the UK’s response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 9th, 2022 The UK’s response to the war in Ukraine, particularly in terms of facilitating the acceptance of refugees into the country, has been widely condemned as inadequate. There are three key aspects to the UK response to Ukraine, all of them crucial: Arms, sanctions and refugees. We’ve been very good … Read more

Dublin’s Russian Embassy killed irony stone dead with its response to a lorry crushing its gate

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 8th, 2022 The Russian Embassy in Dublin has been the site of peaceful protests against the war in Ukraine, with people laying Ukrainian flags at the site, painting graffiti on the walls, and sitting on the exit path to prevent embassy staff leaving the grounds by car. On Monday, the protest … Read more

The government’s 6-point plan for Ukraine got the reaction it deserved – 12 pointed takedowns

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 7th, 2022 The war in Ukraine continues to destroy the lives of its citizens while other countries help to varying degrees with aid, sanctions and asylum. With news breaking that the UK has issued only 50 visas to Ukrainians fleeing the fighting, further doubts have been raised as to the government’s … Read more

12 crushing takedowns of this terrible take on Russian humanitarianism

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 4th, 2022 According to reports, Ukraine and Russia have agreed to the creation of safe corridors to allow refugees out and humanitarian aid in. BREAKING: Ukraine says it has reached a tentative agreement with Russia to organize safe corridors for civilians to evacuate and for humanitarian supplies to be delivered. Under … Read more

The Tory MP for Lincolnshire says they’ve done their ‘bit’ for Eastern Europeans

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 2nd, 2022 As Russia continues its deadly assault on Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens have fled the country in search of a place of safety. Bordering nations, such as Poland and Romania have stepped up to the humanitarian plate, setting up camps to give refugees immediate respite before helping … Read more

This thread about the ‘first Great Information War’ is a fascinating and important read

Poke Staff. Updated February 28th, 2022 Journalist and author Carole Cadwalladr has gone wildly viral on Twitter with this thread about the ‘first Great Information War’ and it’s a fascinating and important read. 1. Ok. deep breath. I think we may look back on this as the first Great Information War. Except we’re already 8 … Read more

A Tory councillor got totally owned for saying Boris Johnson was on the front line

Oonagh Keating. Updated February 28th, 2022 Much has been made of the fact that Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has taken a hands-on approach to defending his country, despite intelligence suggesting he is a specific target of Russian snipers. He was offered the chance of evacuation by the USA, but turned it down. New @AP reporting … Read more

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy is his country’s voice of Paddington and minds are blown

Oonagh Keating. Updated February 28th, 2022 At the time of writing, Ukrainians are still holding off the Russian army in defense of their capital city, Kyiv, and the nation itself, although it is at a critical stage. ⚡️President Volodymyr Zelensky told British PM Boris Johnson this evening that he believed the next 24 hours was … Read more

The UK’s Russia sanctions didn’t live up to the hype – 23 responses that are stronger than the measures

Oonagh Keating. Updated February 23rd, 2022 In response to Russia’s blatant invasion of Ukraine under the banner of sending in ‘peacekeeping forces’ to protect Donetsk and Luhansk, countries and regions have launched a range of sanctions. Germany was first off the blocks when it pressed pause on the highly lucrative Nord Stream 2 natural gas … Read more