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Stop Humouring the Humourless

Stop Humouring the Humourless

Old Holborn December 16, 2014 5

I’ve often wondered the purpose of laughter. In upper primates, it has been around for roughly six million years as a mechanism to show affection and playfulness, rather than aggression and threat and yes,

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Labour’s English Problem

Labour’s English Problem

Lee Jenkins September 21, 2014 3

True to the Law of Unintended Consequences, one of the most profound legacies of the SNP campaign to win independence for Scotland has been a sudden up tick in political self awareness for the

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Our fascination with celebrity leaks is inevitable and a by-product of our society

Our fascination with celebrity leaks is inevitable and a by-product of our society

Lee Jenkins September 3, 2014 1

Unless you were working in a mine or imprisoned by ISIS you will have noticed something of a kerfuffle on the interwebs recently. Hackers acquired and distributed dozens of explicit images of A-list celebrities

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Yes activists terrorise and intimidate NO Supporters at Jim Murphy Speeches

Yes activists terrorise and intimidate NO Supporters at Jim Murphy Speeches

Alex MacDonald August 29, 2014 5

Labour MP Jim Murphy has decided to suspend his 100 Streets tour to get police advice after a co-ordinated attempt by nationalists to bully and intimidate Scots.  I blogged on the disgraceful techniques used by some

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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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Everyone Wants Anyone Else To Do Something About ISIL

Everyone Wants Anyone Else To Do Something About ISIL

Lee Jenkins August 19, 2014 0

An offshoot of al-Qaeda, ISIL have cut a swath through the Iraqi state and established a brutal, albeit patchy, regime on an area the size of Belgium.  And with reports of hundreds of women

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The State Of Libya

The State Of Libya

Backbencher July 3, 2014 0

Contrary to a plethora of Western political analysis and media commentary following the 25 June 2014 general elections for the new Libyan parliament, the Council of Representatives, the State of Libya is not in

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New Study Says a Vegan Diet Can Significantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

New Study Says a Vegan Diet Can Significantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Sam Woolfe June 30, 2014 0

Livestock are a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – a 2010 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) found that methane accounts for most of the GHGs emitted due

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Global Food Production at Risk from Pesticides, According to New Research

Global Food Production at Risk from Pesticides, According to New Research

Sam Woolfe June 26, 2014 0

A new meta-analysis conducted by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides found that ‘systemic’ pesticides, a group of pesticides that are absorbed by all parts of a plant, pose a global threat to biodiversity and

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Ed Miliband Is Clutching At Straws

Ed Miliband Is Clutching At Straws

Backbencher June 26, 2014 0

The Labour leader’s gimmicks and populism have destroyed his credibility. Another week passes and another policy announcement can be heard from team Miliband. In his most recent attempt to shore the diminishing Labour lead in the

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