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At last, Abu Qatada is on a jet plane

At last, Abu Qatada is on a jet plane

Derek Van De Ven July 8, 2013 0

At 3am on Sunday morning the Home Office of successive UK governments finally got their way. Abu Qatada boarded a plane bound to Jordan to face charges of terrorism aimed at the Jordanian people

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What has Snowden shown us?

What has Snowden shown us?

Derek Van De Ven July 1, 2013 1

Edward Snowden has become a very well-travelled man in recent weeks. First a visit to Hong Kong, one of the most spectacular cities I have ever been too, followed by Moscow, full of right

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Egypt cuts off all diplomatic ties with Syria – What does this mean for the region’s security?

Egypt cuts off all diplomatic ties with Syria – What does this mean for the region’s security?

Derek Van De Ven June 17, 2013 1

In front of a packed audience in Cairo, Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi announced that his government would be shutting down the Syrian embassy in Cairo and sending all Syrian diplomats home. Morsi also announced

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Can They Hear Us Now?

Derek Van De Ven June 10, 2013 0

Last week we saw how the USA’s National Security Agency has access to the personal details of the customers of many US companies, Verizon, Apple, Google, Facebook and other internet and communications giants. The

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Migration: Trickle or Tide?

Migration: Trickle or Tide?

Derek Van De Ven May 27, 2013 0

By Neil Kennard   Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union: Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union. Such freedom of movement shall entail the

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Education with a capital G

Derek Van De Ven May 27, 2013 1

By Nathan Boyd   Could Michael Gove be the most unpopular Education Secretary in living memory? Last week Michael Gove attended the head teacher’s conference in Birmingham and was heckled during his speech and

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The top 5 military technologies of tomorrow

The top 5 military technologies of tomorrow

Derek Van De Ven April 22, 2013 5

    1. The Russian Sukhoi T-50 fighter Russia’s air force has been lagging behind the USA’s for some time now. However the US’ economic troubles means a huge cutback in spending, taking the

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