Why are the people of Gaza apparently nuts about Barcelona Football Club? The question arose when I asked where I might be able to watch the big champions league match between Barcelona and Arsenal. First, dear reader, a confession. I am an Arsenal fan, and this is an important game. When I explained this to …

Boycotting Israel’s goods and sporting events may not bring peace and justice, but it will send an important message to the country’s leaders. I acknowledge Alex Stein’s plea for understanding and engaging with Israel without demonising it. However, I believe that the treatment meted out to Palestinian footballers detailed by Ismail Patel cannot be ignored if Israel wants …

Bath’s MP, Don Foster, has continued his form in being among the first to table a Parliamentary Motion of a new session. At the beginning of the last session, Don co-sponsored, with his Lib Dem colleague Bob Russell MP, an Early Day Motion (EDM 1) congratulating the England Rugby Team on their World Cup success, …

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