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Ed & Ed Oppose The Cuts…Sort Of

Ed & Ed Oppose The Cuts…Sort Of

Lee Jenkins October 24, 2012 2

London was the destination last weekend for mass anti-austerity demonstration organized by the TUC. As always, numbers vary depending who you speak too, but it was undeniably a respectable turnout. Notable among the attendees

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 42

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 42

Lee Jenkins October 18, 2012 3

President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney squared off in the second of three televised debates. Obama needed a win after a lackluster performance at the first encounter. The Democrat certainly came out swinging

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Left Out

Left Out

Lee Jenkins October 18, 2012 5

  For younger readers who grew up under Major and Blair, the Far Left might seem something of an abstract notion. It’s difficult to believe that they were once a force in British politics, certainly within

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The Coming Welfare Fudge

The Coming Welfare Fudge

Lee Jenkins October 17, 2012 2

As readers will recall, I recently spoke about what was a dreary conference season. For you Johnny Come Lateleys, the link is here. Unlike UKIP who were in buoyant mood and showing off gains

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An Underwhelming Conference Season

An Underwhelming Conference Season

Lee Jenkins October 11, 2012 3

I may have rose tinted glasses, but party conferences used to be pretty buoyant affairs. Predictable, but buoyant. The Tory Conference would see the party leaders throwing the grassroots some red meat on crime

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 41

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 41

Lee Jenkins October 11, 2012 1

Turkey seems to be doing its level best to make the crisis in Syria ever worse. Yesterday Turkish F-16 jets forced a civilian jet en route from Moscow to Damascus to land on suspicion

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Angela In Athens

Angela In Athens

Lee Jenkins October 10, 2012 2

It was never going to be a meeting of equals. The leader of the Eurozone’s strongest economy yesterday met the leader of its weakest. The more hysterical elements of the Greek media portrayed it

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Britain’s Rudderless Graduates

Britain’s Rudderless Graduates

Lee Jenkins October 8, 2012 1

It’s not a great time to be a young person in Europe. Spanish youth unemployment is an eye watering fifty percent. Young Greeks and Irish are clambering for the boats, and a generation of

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 40

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 40

Lee Jenkins October 4, 2012 0

Barak Obama and Mitt Romney traded barbs in what was a rather unremarkable presidential debate last night. The first of three such debates, the event in Denver focused on domestic issues. As expected, Romney

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What are Britain’s ‘National Interests’? A foreign policy crash course

What are Britain’s ‘National Interests’? A foreign policy crash course

Lee Jenkins October 4, 2012 1

As I’ve been made cruelly aware over the years, foreign policy is way down the list of people’s interests. Even people with an passion for politics have little more than a passing knowledge or

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