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  • Cliff_richard

    Police, Sir Cliff, and trial by media

    The Cliff Richard case, in which media were obviously tipped off before Cliff was, shows how little has been learned. The criminal justice system is not a play thing of the media or the police. Both need to understand that

    by Steven George-Hilley - 18 August 2014
  • Hamas_triumphant

    Has the West made the next Gaza war inevitable?

    Hamas’s greatest strategic asset is that large segments of the press, political class, NGO community as well as the UN will effectively side with them. That makes the next war all the more likely, and encourages more Hamas-inspired carnage

    by Trevor Norwitz - 17 August 2014
  • Tony_abbott

    The world after Britain: An Australian leader gets it

    Australia's Tony Abbott, a Rhodes scholar who shone academically at Oxford rather more completely than Alex Salmond did at St Andrews will know that the 1707 Act of Union was a liberation for many in Scotland. He also knows that a vibrant Britain is vital to the wider West

    by Tom Gallagher - 17 August 2014
  • Hollande-obama-merkel-and-008

    Islamism's existential threat, and Western chaos

    With events in Iraq in mind, while it may be dawning on some of our leaders that we face an existential threat from Islamism one really wonders what it will take for them to get their act together. Do we have to wait for a bomb in the Channel Tunnel?

    by Robin Mitchinson - 17 August 2014
  • Gherkin

    The EU wants to destroy the City

    As well as pure envy at our extraordinary success, EU attacks on the City are inspired by long-standing hostility to the "Anglo-American" model. In contrast to EU statism, that model has the shocking temerity to actually work

    by Alan Murad - 16 August 2014