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Iraq: The Forgotten Conflict

Iraq: The Forgotten Conflict

Backbencher April 16, 2014 0

Lest he be forgotten, Tony Blair has opened up once more on Iraq. The former Prime Minister speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme last Monday claimed that Iraq would be entangled in civil war,

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The NUS is Wrong; The EU, not UKIP is the threat to Left Wing Causes

The NUS is Wrong; The EU, not UKIP is the threat to Left Wing Causes

Nicholas Mutch April 11, 2014 2

Nicholas Mutch makes the left-wing case against the European Union. The EU is one of the favourite institutions of those on the left who prioritize fuzzy feelings and good intentions above simple facts. The

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The Israeli-Hizbullah Security Dilemma

The Israeli-Hizbullah Security Dilemma

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 11, 2014 1

Mesrob Kassemdjian comments upon the ongoing Israeli-Hizbullah security dilemma. On Monday April 7th, Hizbullah claimed responsibility for an explosion that targeted an Israel Defence Force (IDF) patrol, on March 14. This was inside the

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Conservatism: The next generation

Conservatism: The next generation

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 10, 2014 0

British politics comes with a tangled web of philosophy, scholarly treatises and, in the case of Disraeli, a dash of fiction. Yet how relevant is all this to the modern Conservative party? Today’s young Conservatives remain strong proponents

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Nick Vs Nigel: The Brutal Second Round

Nick Vs Nigel: The Brutal Second Round

Backbencher April 10, 2014 1

In vs Out: How did the second EU membership debate play out? Last week most of us would have seen the lively second round of the TV broadcasted European debate. The debate between UKIP

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TTIP Headed for Political Cliffhanger

TTIP Headed for Political Cliffhanger

Backbencher April 10, 2014 0

 The world’s greatest free trade zone is far from a done deal On 2 April 2014, Former Italian Prime Minister and Visiting Sciences Po Professor Enrico Letta delivered the keynote speech at the university’s

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What can we learn from Cameron’s inquiry into the Muslim Brotherhood?

What can we learn from Cameron’s inquiry into the Muslim Brotherhood?

Backbencher April 9, 2014 0

Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision last Tuesday to launch an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood thrust political Islam into the spotlight once more.   Once again the binary perspectives on the Muslim Brotherhood are grabbing

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Mozilla Boss Brendan Eich Resigns: Private Beliefs Forced into Public Forum

Mozilla Boss Brendan Eich Resigns: Private Beliefs Forced into Public Forum

Backbencher April 5, 2014 0

Imagine an executive at a large influential internet company was publicly vilified for making a contribution to an individual or organisation that supported the promotion of LGBT rights. Unacceptable? Hardly! The debate over gay

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Minya executions signal Egyptian Courts’ adherence to regime

Minya executions signal Egyptian Courts’ adherence to regime

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 4, 2014 1

Mesrob Kassemdjian considers the adverse effects of the Egyptian state’s hostility to the Muslim Brotherhood. On Monday 24 March, the Egyptian Criminal Court for the Minya municipality sentenced 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Why Everybody Has A Reason To Hate UKIP

Why Everybody Has A Reason To Hate UKIP

Lee Jenkins April 3, 2014 4

Labour, Tory, Lib Dem, or just a political geek, we can all find something to dislike and fear about UKIP They’re just not going away, are they? This week UKIP membership smashed through the

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