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What is happening to Michael Gove?

What is happening to Michael Gove?

James Snell April 19, 2014 2

James Snell comments upon the Secretary of State for Education’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ personality. Michael Gove is normally one of my favourite ministers. His principled stance on issues such as intervention in Syria, as

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Delingpole’s Magical Hold Over The Sceptics

Delingpole’s Magical Hold Over The Sceptics

James Snell January 17, 2014 4

Are Climate Change sceptics a bit too quick to swallow anything Delingpole serves up? Science denial popped up again in the last couple of weeks. Literarily energetic – but scientifically misguided – Telegraph blogger

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The Dangers of “Spirituality”

The Dangers of “Spirituality”

James Snell October 16, 2013 2

James Snell attacks the phenomenon of spirituality propounded by some atheists. Irreligion has become the new mainstream phenomenon. Previously, it had been those who criticised religion, but described themselves as ‘spiritual’ who were considered

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A Royal Baby: Who Still Cares?

A Royal Baby: Who Still Cares?

James Snell July 30, 2013 2

James Snell asks whether it’s finally time to think about a republic. The baby is born! The die is cast! The umbilical cord has been severed, and with it, any hopes of privacy and

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The Guidoisation of Politics

The Guidoisation of Politics

James Snell July 30, 2013 0

James Snell comments upon the continuing rise of the Guido Fawkes blog. Guy Fawkes is no longer dwelling in the cellar of Parliament (he got caught, remember). No, this time he is armed with

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War Graves and the Folly of Remembrance

War Graves and the Folly of Remembrance

James Snell July 9, 2013 4

James Snell criticises the unrealistic media portrayals of British soldiers killed in action. A couple of years ago, I found myself traversing battlefields of the First World War with a coach load of grammar

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The Ban on Cannabis is justified and right. #TeaRoom

The Ban on Cannabis is justified and right. #TeaRoom

James Snell April 15, 2013 9

  Much is made of the health effects of comparable substances. Alcohol and tobacco are frequently trumpeted as more dangerous than cannabis. This may be true, but they are dangerous in different ways. While

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“A Joke”: Removed YI Treasurer criticises UKIP & Young Independence

“A Joke”: Removed YI Treasurer criticises UKIP & Young Independence

James Snell April 15, 2013 0

  Gareth Shanks has been removed from his position as treasurer-elect of YI because of his views, particularly on freedom for Palestine. Speaking to me earlier (I do not claim to be anything other

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Baroness Thatcher’s Legacy

James Snell April 8, 2013 0

  I knew the end was close with the sad news that the Iron Lady would be spending Christmas in hospital last year – while her spoilt children were far from her bedside, with

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We must invade North Korea

James Snell April 8, 2013 12

  North Korea have now stated the usual cycle of sabre-rattling and combative rhetoric, determined to make the South feel under threat. This tactic is sometimes effective, but the mechanisms of its use are

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