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Labour’s new election chief is an apologist for Stalin and North Korea

Labour’s new election chief is an apologist for Stalin and North Korea

James Bickerton May 16, 2017 5

It takes a lot to surprise me in politics these days. Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn have seen to that. But I retained the capacity to be shocked by Corbyn’s decision to appoint Andrew

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North Korea is no Laughing Matter

North Korea is no Laughing Matter

Thomas Walker September 12, 2016 0

It’s easy to dismiss the news of yet another North Korean nuclear test. The country’s constant threats against the South and the USA can be amusing given its history of launch failures and the

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Why We Shouldn’t Ridicule Trump’s North Korean Endorsement

Why We Shouldn’t Ridicule Trump’s North Korean Endorsement

Matthew Cowley August 1, 2016 0

It seems like an unlikely alliance. One of them is a fanatic totalitarian with awful hair; the other is the ruler of North Korea. One of them hates America with a burning passion; the

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North Korea: Asia’s No.1 Drug Dealer

North Korea: Asia’s No.1 Drug Dealer

Backbencher July 11, 2013 0

The government of North Korea is sanctioning and facilitating industrial scale exports of class A drugs There are quite a lot of unpleasant psychoactive drugs in the world, and one of the worst is

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3 Countries That Need A Military Coup…Badly

3 Countries That Need A Military Coup…Badly

Lee Jenkins April 25, 2013 0

Jackboots in the debating chamber can often be a good thing People get a lot of funny ideas about military coups. The image is of a power mad psychopath brutally murdering the well meaning,

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John Milton’s Defence of Freedom of the Press

John Milton’s Defence of Freedom of the Press

Sam Woolfe April 24, 2013 5

  John Milton (1608-1674) is perhaps known best for his epic poem Paradise Lost. But he also gained international acclaim because of a pamphlet he wrote in 1644, in which Milton argued against censorship

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What Role Did Nuclear Weapons Play During The Cold War?

What Role Did Nuclear Weapons Play During The Cold War?

Backbencher April 19, 2013 0

In the second of his two-part series, provoked by the death of Margaret Thatcher,  Sami Steinbock continues the look back to the Cold War.  In my article last week, I looked at one interpretation

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Why China Hates North Korea

Why China Hates North Korea

Lee Jenkins April 18, 2013 4

However the North Korean Crisis end, China loses Unsurprisingly, much of the focus surrounding the North Korea Crisis has been on the reaction of South Korea and the United States, and to a lesser

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Foreign News Round Up: 13/04/13

Foreign News Round Up: 13/04/13

Lee Jenkins April 13, 2013 0

Your 90 round up of world news North Korea continued to shred the nerves of the world, claiming that nuclear war is now ’inevitable’. Although followers of the situation in North East Asia will

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Tension on the Korean peninsula

Backbencher April 13, 2013 0

Samuel Kerr says the North Korean issue needs a Chinese solution The situation on the Korean peninsula is starting to have a whiff of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The recent speculation about a potential

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