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    Lord "No Brain" piles in against Israel

    Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott used to be known as "Two-Jags", in reference to his penchant for fast cars while presenting himself as a working class hero. Now it's "No-Brain" Prescott with mindless and vile invective against Israel

    by Jeremy Havardi - 30 July 2014
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    Renzi: a difficult start

    Italy's colourful "new" leader says he's more worried about former colony Libya than his domestic reforms. But Renzi promised a reform a month, and people are asking what he has to show for it

    by Tim Hedges - 30 July 2014
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    EU and LibDems constrain Tory efforts on immigration

    The Conservatives are making some serious moves to address the immigration question. But they are held back by the Liberal Democrats and, of course, the European Union

    by John Redwood MP - 30 July 2014
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    Putin's useful idiots: on Right and Left

    Misguided ideology on both Left and Right in Britain is shoring up Putin's position. When Stalinists and democratic eurosceptics are on the same page, it's surely time for a re-think

    by Michael Mosbacher - 29 July 2014
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    Come on U.N. what will you do about Hamas war crimes?

    It's not some sort of "clever" reversal when rational and decent people say it is Hamas that is committing the war crimes. It's true. So, given that the U.N. has raised the issue, what will they do about it?

    by Robin Mitchinson - 29 July 2014
  • Switzerland_and_eu

    EU says “Hard Cheese” to Swiss Democracy

    The Swiss voted in a referendum to introduce a quota system on immigration. Very democratic. Which is why the EU hates it and is treating Switzerland with contempt. There's a lesson here for Britain

    by Luke Stanley - 28 July 2014
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    Professional politics, and polls for amateurs

    One reason why polls often improve for a government as an election approaches is people change they way they judge matters. They ask whether the alternative is really better than what they have. Labour beware

    by John Redwood MP - 28 July 2014
  • Tesco_m_s

    TESCO and M&S: The costs of hubris

    If TESCO and M&S wish to recapture their former glory they must cut the hubris, focus on the customer, play fair, and return to their roots. There's a new world out there, and they need to join it

    by Robin Mitchinson - 28 July 2014
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    Indicting Hamas for war crimes

    Hamas has really only one grievance: the existence of Israel. It seems to share that grievance with more than one prominent agency of the United Nations. Hamas's bloodthirsty sacrifice of Palestinians, especially children, must be punished

    by Michael Curtis - 28 July 2014
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    Without Britain Glasgow is on the ropes

    Glasgow’s status as a vigorous service-based economy is strongly bound up with the preservation of the Union. The SNP has emotive bluster. But it can't answer, and doesn't understand, the real needs of a city whose fortunes, literally, are tied to Britain

    by Tom Gallagher - 26 July 2014
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