frequently described as ‘bogus’ or ‘illegal’, and linked with terrorism, violent crime or AIDS (Greenslade 2005). Support for far-right political parties, such as the British National Party, has risen in some parts of the country. Racism and violent racist attacks are more common in some dispersal locations outside London. Kenyan asylum seeker, Kamwaura Nygothi, documents her experiences in Middlesborough for example, where, she states, ‘Every moment for me is fear’ (Nygothi 2004). Muslim women (representing the overwhelming majority of women asylum seekers and refugees)3
This section provides, in the style of a dictionary, details of the political careers of significant West European politicians, especially those who have been head of their country’s government or head of state.