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Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

James Bickerton November 13, 2017 0

All politicians lie, it’s true, but few do so as shamelessly as Alex Salmond. In terms of sheer quantity of deceptions I’ll admit he’s far from the worst offender. Some political figures lie far

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

James Bickerton November 3, 2017 0

Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell used an interview with The Backbencher to slam that section of the left which is sympathetic to Putin’s Russia. Tatchell, who was badly beaten at the 2007 Moscow

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Russia: The Mounting Aggressor in the East

Russia: The Mounting Aggressor in the East

Christy O'Neil October 31, 2017 0

Why is Russia becoming an increasingly frequent feature in British news? In a rapidly advancing digital age, could it be that the Russian government is ahead of the game; weaponising information for a war

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If ISIS Want a War, They’ve Got One

If ISIS Want a War, They’ve Got One

Robert Tyler November 20, 2015 1

The Paris attacks changed my views on intervention and tackling terrorism. Here’s why it should change yours as well. For the last 4 years of blogging, I have prided myself on being anti-war and

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Putin’s Syrian Wrecking Ball Is Exposing The West’s Negligence

Putin’s Syrian Wrecking Ball Is Exposing The West’s Negligence

Lee Jenkins October 6, 2015 0

The seemingly endless Syrian Civil War took a dramatic turn last week as Russian jets began a bombing campaign against anti-government groups from bases within Syria. The attacks come after months of Russian military

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Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Lee Jenkins August 16, 2015 0

As Western sanctions start to bite, Moscow hits back with its own round of embargoes  Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his recent edict ordering the destruction of food brought into the country,

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Putin’s European Apparatchiks Exposed

Putin’s European Apparatchiks Exposed

Robert Tyler April 6, 2015 0

Vladimir Putin has been playing politics in Europe.  Two interesting stories appeared in the media this week that have shed light on links between European political parties and the Russian Federation. These stories have exposed

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The Russian bear pursues Ukraine with no Endgame in sight

The Russian bear pursues Ukraine with no Endgame in sight

Lee Jenkins August 29, 2014 0

This week NATO released images showing a convoy of Russian artillery travelling along southern Ukrainian roads. The same briefing showed self propelled guns deployed outside strategic towns in the south east of the country,

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Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Lee Jenkins May 1, 2014 0

Far from being a caricature Bond villain, Putin is seen as a national saviour, a la Reagan. The the late 1970s the United States was deep in what Carter called a malaise. The economy

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Farage: Putin comments were ‘joke gone wrong’

Farage: Putin comments were ‘joke gone wrong’

Milton April 1, 2014 2

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, has today attempted to row back on his statement about Vladimir Putin. Farage had told journalists that he ‘admired’ the Russian leader who he thought

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