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Jeremy Corbyn is right about one thing – Saudi Arabia is not our friend

Jeremy Corbyn is right about one thing – Saudi Arabia is not our friend

James Bickerton July 17, 2017 0

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Even Jeremy Corbyn occasionally gets something right. Saudi Arabia is Britain’s ally. So goes the conventional wisdom. We buy their oil, sell them arms and

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Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

Thanks to Labour extremism is now mainstream in UK politics

James Bickerton June 14, 2017 0

Britain doesn’t do extremism. For decades, even centuries, this has been an important part of our national self-image. Our country, unlike much of Europe, overwhelmingly rejected the totalitarian appeal of both fascism and communism.

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What’s next for the EDL?

What’s next for the EDL?

Backbencher October 9, 2013 2

Lizzie Roberts welcomes the news that Tommy Robinson has left the EDL. I wonder how many other people were utterly confused when hearing Tuesday’s news that Tommy Robinson had left the English Defence League,

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Tommy Robinson is Gone: Now the Grown-Up Debate Can Begin

Tommy Robinson is Gone: Now the Grown-Up Debate Can Begin

Richard Elliott October 8, 2013 0

Richard Elliott interprets Tommy Robinson’s departure from the EDL as a chance to intelligently discuss radical Islam. Tommy Robinson, the public face of the English Defence League since its inception in 2009, has stepped

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Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Lee Jenkins July 25, 2013 36

Get past the headlines, the symbols and sound bites and you find striking similarities between the extremist ideologies of 1930’s European Fascism, and today’s Jihadist interpretation of Islam. Glorification of violence Like Mussolini’s volunteers,

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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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Truly A Snooper’s Charter

Backbencher June 7, 2013 0

How illiberal will the Government’s desired Communications Data Bill be? The sight of a Muswell Hill Islamic Centre in flames this week was the shocking, if not entirely surprising, consequence of the vicious killing

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The Islamist Objection – Absolutist, Not Specific

Michael St George May 24, 2013 0

Whenever an Islam-linked – and I use that expression in the loosest-possible sense – terrorist atrocity occurs, like that involving the barbaric murder of an off-duty soldier in Woolwich two days ago, among its

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It’s not intolerance when we do it: The Left & political violence

It’s not intolerance when we do it: The Left & political violence

Backbencher April 24, 2013 1

Allrik Birch The far left are a dangerous, violent bunch. I’m not talking about fascists (who nobody left or right wants to be associated with, and thus reject as of their own), but the

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Street thugs & town halls: British Ultra Nationialists

Backbencher March 14, 2013 3

The British Ultra-Nationalists: Is it all new, or are we on a cycle? I use the term ultra-nationalists rather than Far Right because nothing manages to wind me up quicker (other than people saying

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