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We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

Lee Jenkins March 20, 2014 6

Western leaders are mentally and institutionally ill equipped to deal with Putin’s Russia Yesterday President Putin signed the document that saw Crimea become a fully fledged part of the Russian Federation. The signing was

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Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 2

The breakneck pace of events in Ukraine are part of a much larger geopolitical story of Russia and its post Soviet place in the world. When Vladimir Putin came to power (the first time)

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New UKIP – Old Labour

Lee Jenkins December 13, 2013 17

The Labour your father voted for is back, but it isn’t being led by Ed Miliband For a time it seemed we had a balance in mainstream British politics; two parties of the Centre

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Eurosceptic MEP has wise advice on EU for Cameron

Backbencher December 5, 2013 3

David Campbell Bannerman, a Conservative MEP, has released a book purporting a potential blueprint for Britain post-EU. He contends that instead of the renegotiated ‘In’ option, David Cameron should heed the warnings of the

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Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Lee Jenkins November 14, 2013 4

Western Europe got a free ticket on defence for fifty years. That ticket is no longer redeemable. In an uncharacteristic bit of savvy foresight and planning, the United States is pivoting itself away from

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UKIP can change the face of British Politics

Backbencher September 17, 2013 1

By John Tennant, UKIP North East Far above Britain, political storm clouds are gathering. For more than a century, two large political parties – the Conservatives and the Labour Party have dominated British politics,

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The Conservatives and Europe

The Conservatives and Europe

Backbencher August 5, 2013 1

By Joshua Rowlands The Conservative Party throughout its long standing history has built an electoral strategy and party image of empire and nation. With the disintegration of the empire in the twentieth century, the

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Old Holborn: It’s their Party and they’ll cry if they want to.

Old Holborn: It’s their Party and they’ll cry if they want to.

Old Holborn July 26, 2013 1

It is an interesting time for Political parties as they struggle with Police investigations into funding and vote rigging, lobbying scandals, trying to grapple with the concept of falling membership, and watching as citizens

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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Backbencher July 13, 2013 0

The UK should accept the European Court of Human Right’s judgements or withdraw entirely  The British press reacted to the Court’s recent decision on whole-life sentences with typical restraint. ‘Victory for evil!‘ The Sun declared. ‘An

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Android Dominates Apple’s iPhone in Europe

Android Dominates Apple’s iPhone in Europe

Tristan Kitchin June 26, 2013 0

Apple was dealt a blow yesterday as the iPhone lost market share to Google’s Android operating system in Western Europe, according to market researcher IDC. In the first quarter of 2013, Android shipped 21.9 million

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