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  • Women_jihadists

    Women on the march to Islamism

    The Islamic State has cleverly constructed its propaganda to tempt educated, physically attractive women. It understands that the blonde and blue-eyed female bombers will gain the most foreign publicity and television coverage. But how to subert the lure of fanaticism for women jihadis themselves?

    by Michael Curtis -  4 March 2015
  • Ilkley

    Devolution to England and devolution in England

    No amount of transferring budgets and powers to councils within England can make up for the lack of any devolution to England. When Scotland chooses her own income tax rate, so should England. It's time for justice for the English

    by John Redwood MP -  4 March 2015
  • Bibi_unhappy

    Israel's Netanyahu as the coward's pantomime villain

    Israeli PM Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran has provided yet another opportunity for every coward and opportunist carefully to distance themselves from Israel, with the hated Bibi as the cover story. Perhaps they should grow up, and get a spine

    by the commentator -  3 March 2015
  • Putin_and_juncker

    Putin is a nightmare, but the EU is making matters worse

    The brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov reminds us of just how different British and Russian political values are. This, however, does not mean we should allow the EU to stir up geopolitical and other problems we just don't need. Britain would be far better making its own Russia policy, not being a slave to Brussels

    by Alan Murad -  3 March 2015
  • Jihadi-john

    Have you been radicalised, poor thing?

    He's affectionately now known as Jihadi John. But how he could possibly have been "radicalised" is apparently a total mystery to the BBC and the British establishment. As we continue to commit civilisational suicide, sometimes only satire will do

    by Vincent Cooper -  3 March 2015
  • Scottish_yes

    Seeds of tyranny being sown in Scotland?

    Is the nationalist camp in Scotland really creating an atmosphere of intimidation against opponents of independence? There are now real fears of a creeping soft authoritarianism

    by Tom Gallagher -  3 March 2015
  • Pension_money

    Half million pensioners ignored by PM's benefit pledge?

    As we speed towards May’s General Election, the government should be aware of the vast number of expat Brits affected by frozen pensions who are ready to cast their vote. By a quirk of history their plight is being ignored as inflation eats away at their living standards

    by Sheila Telford -  3 March 2015
  • Italy_protest-4

    Italy about to blow?

    The huge demonstration in Rome by the Northern League was designed to put it all right in the establishment's face. If this were chess, we'd be in the middle game. But, for the euro and for Italy itself, what will the end game look like?

    by Tim Hedges -  2 March 2015
  • Imam-khomeini2

    PROFILE: Becoming the president of Iran

    What is it with the presidents of the Islamic Republic who always fair so badly in the grizzly power struggle in this religious dictatorship and who pulls the strings in the Islamic Republic?

    by Potkin Azarmehr -  2 March 2015
  • Austerity_euro

    Why austerity policies may not work in the Eurozone

    If you wish to see a true austerity policy then look at Greece. They have had major cuts in public spending, major cash reductions in wages and salaries, major job losses, and mass unemployment. It just seems to go with being in the Euro

    by John Redwood MP -  2 March 2015
  • Boris_nemtsov

    Jail, exile, or death: Three outcomes of opposing Putin

    Did Putin order Boris Nemtsov's murder? That question risks missing the point. The Russian state is a collection of financial, political and security interests that will do whatever it takes to protect their position. Instilling fear does not require an order from the top

    by the commentator - 28 February 2015
  • Obama_indifferent

    Obama’s self-professed “Confusion” about Islamic terror

    Obama misrepresented episodes from Christian history to exonerate Islamic terror during the National Prayer Breakfast, and he misrepresented Christian virtues like humility to create doubt and moral confusion concerning Islamic terror. What a mess!

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 28 February 2015
  • Justice

    A world class British legal system under threat?

    In June, we will celebrate with pride the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. But our justice system is at breaking point. There is no rule of law if we have no access to law. And cuts to access leave millions vulnerable. This election year, who will stand up for their rights?

    by Andrew Langdon QC - 26 February 2015
  • Jimmysaville

    Jimmy Savile and a wider culture of unaccountability

    With the latest report on Jimmy Savile in mind, the even wider issue is that the lack of accountability of people in positions of power and influence generally is rapidly becoming one of the great stories of our time

    by the commentator - 26 February 2015
  • English__british__scottish_flags

    Getting real about devolution in England

    If Scotland is to settle her own income tax, there is no way England would accept a higher rate of income tax voted through with the help of Scottish MP votes at Westminster. We have to get real over powers and rights for the English

    by John Redwood MP - 26 February 2015

 

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