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Current Affairs and comment

The Larger the Load

  The Larger the Load    Bill Hartley weighs anchor The Germans had agreed to dispose of the depth charge, which was decent of them since it had originally been dropped by the Royal Navy. The floor of the Baltic … Continue reading

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Fighting for England

Fighting for England Gerry Dorrian describes what drove the EDL As well as being Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London, Dr John Meadowcroft is the university’s Director of Postgraduate Research in Political Economy, and he has taught on the LSE … Continue reading

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Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada

Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada The third of a series of articles by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation The historical context The problem of centre-periphery relations in a society, and of how a geographically extensive country extending … Continue reading

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Brexit’s Progress

Brexit’s Progress Stephen MacLean perceives the ‘End of the Beginning’ ‘MPs hand Theresa May the starting gun on Brexit’. That is how the Independent recorded last Wednesday’s ‘second reading’ in the UK House of Commons to permit the Conservative government … Continue reading

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Separatist Tendencies in Canada

Separatist Tendencies in Canada Second in a series by Mark Wegierski, marking the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation (A paper partially based on an English-language text that appeared in Polish translation under the title, “Tendencje separatystyczne w Kanadzie.” (“Separatist tendencies in Canada”) … Continue reading

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An Old Army in a New World Order

An Old Army in a New World Order Dr Frank Ellis crosses swords with Lord Dannatt Richard Dannatt, Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945, vii + pp. 360, Notes, no Bibliography, Illustrations, Index, Profile Books, London, … Continue reading

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Brian Mulroney and the Failure of Conservatism

Brian Mulroney and the Failure of Conservatism Mark Wegierski marks the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation (article 1) Brian Mulroney was one of the most disappointing Prime Ministers that Canada ever had. As leader of the federal Progressive Conservative party, Mulroney … Continue reading

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Labour’s Left Wing Bourbon

Labour’s Left Wing Bourbon Monty Skew reviews the new biography of Corbyn Comrade Corbyn: A very unlikely Coup: How Jeremy Corbyn Stormed to the Labour Leadership, Rosa Prince, Biteback Publishing, 2016, 1-84954-996-7 All MPs have to deal with the whips. … Continue reading

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Et in Bohemia ego

Et in Bohemia ego Bill Hartley, on the history of Hebden Bridge Hebden Bridge is a small and picturesque town in the upper Calder Valley of West Yorkshire. Before the industrial revolution the locals made their living through sheep farming, … Continue reading

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Why Trump Won

Why Trump Won LESLIE JONES identifies some of the reasons Ineffectual opposition In the primaries, Trump crushed and humiliated his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. Exit, in due course, all the remaining candidates; namely, “lying” Ted Cruz, “Bible high, … Continue reading

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