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How to deal with North Korea: some lessons from the Reagan Era

How to deal with North Korea: some lessons from the Reagan Era

Daniel Lewicki August 24, 2018 0

In 1985, US President Ronald Reagan travelled to Geneva to meet Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the communist Soviet Union. After years of anti-communist rhetoric and pressure on the Soviets, the two heads of state

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Opinion: Legalisation of medical cannabis should not mean legalisation of the drug

Opinion: Legalisation of medical cannabis should not mean legalisation of the drug

Richard Thomas August 15, 2018 0

It has been announced recently that the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has made medicinal cannabis legal for prescription in the UK. Announcing the decision, Mr Javid explained that the current position on medical cannabis

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The BBC and Sir Cliff: Long live a Free Press!

The BBC and Sir Cliff: Long live a Free Press!

Richard Marshall August 1, 2018 0

‘The time, it is to be hoped, is gone by when any defence would be necessary of the “Liberty of the Press”. So wrote John Stuart Mill in On Liberty over a century and a

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Why as a Corbynite I was blind to Corbyn’s anti-Semitism problem

Why as a Corbynite I was blind to Corbyn’s anti-Semitism problem

Henry Tydeman August 1, 2018 0

I have previously written about my own personal ‘journey out of Corbynism’, the experience of slowly but surely losing faith in the man who currently leads Her Majesty’s opposition. I thought I had comprehensively

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Brexit MUST go ahead – Chloe Westley interview

Brexit MUST go ahead – Chloe Westley interview

James Bickerton July 10, 2018 0

At the end of last month I did an interview with Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance (one of Britain’s biggest advocates for free markets and limited Government) who also used to

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Interview: Meet the man who believes humanity is on the verge of revolution of an epoch changing revolution

Interview: Meet the man who believes humanity is on the verge of revolution of an epoch changing revolution

James Bickerton July 9, 2018 0

Lots of political activists like to style themselves, justly or unjustly, as revolutionaries. The term has a certain cache, denoting an excitement that advocates of gradualism or the status quo struggle to obtain. But

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“The Brexit te Deum” (A Parody on the Te Deum laudamus)

“The Brexit te Deum” (A Parody on the Te Deum laudamus)

Richard Marshall July 7, 2018 0

With the meeting at Chequers apparently over, with some sort of agreement reached, we can only wait and see the response from the Backbenchers and EU. The noise from business appears positive at least,

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“Antisemitic incidents will skyrocket under a Corbyn government” – Daniel Sugarman interview

“Antisemitic incidents will skyrocket under a Corbyn government” – Daniel Sugarman interview

James Bickerton July 6, 2018 0

Last month I spoke to Daniel Sugarman, a journalist for the Jewish Chronicle, by email about anti-Semitism in the UK and particularly within the British Labour Party. I thought Daniel’s comments were very interesting

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EXCLUSIVE: Author Jamie Bartlett talks tech, Trump and threats to liberal-democracy

EXCLUSIVE: Author Jamie Bartlett talks tech, Trump and threats to liberal-democracy

James Bickerton July 1, 2018 0

Earlier this week I interviewed journalist and author Jamie Bartlett, who specialises on the impact of modern technology on our society and the associated subject of radical political movements. In his most recent book

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Trump’s treatment of migrants is shameful – but so are Hitler comparisons

Trump’s treatment of migrants is shameful – but so are Hitler comparisons

Frederick Colbey June 24, 2018 0

President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy. From the minute he launched his presidential campaign with ‘we need to build a wall across the United States/Mexico border’, the news has been dominated by

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