Sophia Akram

Sophia Akram is the Brussels Morning London correspondent. Based in London, Sophia is a journalist with a portfolio rich in human rights, politics and foreign policy coverage, plus extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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The UK government long ago gave racism the green card

The UK prime minister has announced practical steps to tackle racism after England Euro 2020 players received online…

UK scandalous deportations devastate children’s lives

The impact of successive UK immigration policies since 2007 have meant more unfair deportations and unnecessary detention periods…

Are the UK’s undocumented migrants receiving the vaccine?

London (Brussels Morning) In a public information campaign launched this year, the UK government iterated a message that…

International community respond to Northern Ireland violence

London (Brussels Morning) The UK government is considering an intergovernmental meeting to help resolve rising tensions in Northern…

Is the pandemic accelerating gentrification? Between Lisbon and London’s Latin Village

Stop-gap measures to protect communities and housing during the pandemic are potentially delaying a an inevitable crisis. Brussels…

UK haulage firms call for relaxed Irish Sea border rules

London (Brussels Morning) A group representing UK haulage companies called on the UK and Ireland to ease rules…

Online child sexual exploitation ‚ÄĒ the ongoing privacy vs protection debate

As online sexual exploitation of children increases throughout the pandemic, the EU has to navigate a delicate path…

London is an international libel capital, says report

London (Brussels Morning) A report looking into the UK's role as a playground for global financial crime and…

UK aid budget could decrease by legislation

London (Brussels Morning) The UK government could pass new legislation to bypass its commitment to spend 0.7 percent…

Grenfell Tower companies knew their cladding would burn

London (Brussels Morning) A public inquiry into the 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower, where at least 72 people…

‚ÄėOutsourcing lets the government avoid accountability‚Äô ‚ÄĒ Siobh√°n McGuirk explains neoliberalism‚Äôs impact on asylum

London (Brussels Morning) Immigration policy has long been a political football in the UK. Now, while the government…

Weekly Review: An attack on antisemitism and Jeremy Corbyn

London (Brussels Morning) The Labour Party's long-standing battle around antisemitism reached a pivotal point yesterday as the country's…

UK to be allowed in on future EU defence projects

London (Brussels Morning) The EU will allow non-member countries like the UK and the US to participate in…

100 Great Black Britons: An interview with author Angelina Osborne

London (Brussels Morning) When the British Broadcasting Corporation conducted a poll of the 100 greatest Britons in history…

Romanian women in UK sexually exploited on ‘industrial scale’

London (Brussels Morning) A parliamentary group looking at commercial sexual exploitation said Monday that, "The industrial-scale sexual exploitation…