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The Con Of Britishness

The Con Of Britishness

Backbencher February 27, 2014 2

The idea of Britishness is intrinsically linked to empire. That red white and blue flag slowly flutters in the mid afternoon wind, currently flown all across the world, from Canada to Jamaica, to Kenya, to South

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The World According To The Daily Mail

The World According To The Daily Mail

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 0

The Daily Mail reader’s cut-out-and-keep guide to foreign types and their unfamiliar ways. The Frenchman With the score on the battlefield heavily in our favour,  our stroppy Gallic cousins seem determined to strike at

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Military Interventionism Is The New White Man’s Burden

Military Interventionism Is The New White Man’s Burden

Lee Jenkins August 27, 2013 3

The white Western compulsion to blunder across the globe to save people from themselves is nothing new, it was just rebranded. The decades following the end of the Cold War were good ones for

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Turkey-Cyprus: The Frozen Conflict

Turkey-Cyprus: The Frozen Conflict

Backbencher August 1, 2013 0

The stalemate between Cyprus and Turkey over the future of the island is decades old and there’s no end in sight With the Israelis and Palestinian peace talks starting and the world seems to

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Towards a New Informal Empire

Towards a New Informal Empire

Backbencher May 15, 2013 3

Allrik Birch Last week I talked about how Britain could temper any (unlikely) damage done to trade through withdrawing from the EU by building trade links with Commonwealth nations, nations who are already moving

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