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Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor

Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor

Andrew Thorpe-Apps October 22, 2012 3

I have followed Jack Straw’s career more closely than others because we attended the same school. I remember feeling strangely proud when he was appointed Foreign Secretary and later Justice Secretary. This stemmed from

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Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Michael St George October 22, 2012 10

The essence of the polity we call a nation-state can be a nebulous concept to visualise, let alone articulate. Yet, despite the apparent elusiveness of precise definition, for 364 years since the 1648 Treaty

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Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren O'Callaghan October 20, 2012 2

There are very few cities in the world with a better music scene than London. With gigs on every night of the week, big and small artists calling it home, and venues supporting every

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Mitchell resigns! Why both Left and Right can claim a victory

Mitchell resigns! Why both Left and Right can claim a victory

Christopher Gage October 19, 2012 3

  Andrew Mitchell, the government’s chief whip, has resigned this evening following a tiresome four weeks after a Downing Street skirmish during which he allegedly called two police officers ‘f***ing plebs’. Despite his admittance

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Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Backbencher October 19, 2012 1

Tread lightly before dismissing the blues as crusty old timer territory. With the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Oli Brown and Chantel McGregor making waves in the last year or so, it’s become increasingly

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Skyfall: Bond Celebrates His 50th Birthday In Style

Skyfall: Bond Celebrates His 50th Birthday In Style

Lauren O'Callaghan October 19, 2012 4

James Bond celebrated his 50th birthday this year. It’s not the character’s actual age of course (how many 50-year-olds do you know that jump out of planes and seduce secretaries?) but how long the

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 42

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 42

Lee Jenkins October 18, 2012 3

President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney squared off in the second of three televised debates. Obama needed a win after a lackluster performance at the first encounter. The Democrat certainly came out swinging

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Left Out

Left Out

Lee Jenkins October 18, 2012 5

  For younger readers who grew up under Major and Blair, the Far Left might seem something of an abstract notion. It’s difficult to believe that they were once a force in British politics, certainly within

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PMQs round-up: The Return of Punch and Judy

PMQs round-up: The Return of Punch and Judy

Backbencher October 17, 2012 4

By Fatuma Ukwaju Conference season is officially over, making way for the return of Punch and Judy. The surprise resurrection of Benjamin Disraeli, made me curious as to what the Leader of the Opposition would

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True Anarchy is Libertarianism, True Libertarianism is Anarchy

True Anarchy is Libertarianism, True Libertarianism is Anarchy

Olly Neville October 17, 2012 7

Over on the commentator today they have a piece attacking Libertarians for allegedly going to extremes, the extreme mentioned is calling for the legalisation of drugs. While Sam Bowman has more than responded to

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