Politics

NATO Summit Kicks Off, Quite Literally

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This week NATO leaders from twenty-nine countries are amassing in London to look pompous, disrupt traffic, and dine at the tax payer’s expense. But there is a wider point to all of this; the summit is a show of unity at a time when the alliance is filling with contradictions.    Turkey, a country which has forcibly occupied Cyprus since 1974, is [...]
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Ursula von der Who?

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As of next week, the European Commission will have a new President; Ursula Von Der Leyen.    A logical next question could be “but what is an Ursula?”, which is mainly due to the typically Brussels way she was appointed. She was nowhere to be found on a ballot paper, presented no manifesto until she was chosen and is the result of [...]
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UK Party Manifestos Eye-Up the Money Tree

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The speeches by party leaders in front of stage backdrops of varying colours having now ended, their manifestos are all published online. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives have vowed to turn on the spending taps 1997 style, while Labour are going for more of a Niagara Falls approach. Here are the key points from their manifestos:   The Conservatives (the [...]
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Society

To Slander a Hero

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Real-life Iron Man, Elon Musk, who pioneered electric cars and plans to lead humanity into a glorious inter-planetary future has appeared in court after he labelled Vernon Unsworth, hero diver of the Tham Luang cave rescue last year, a ‘pedo guy’.    ‘Pedo guy’ has since become ‘lawsuit guy’. He claims that Musk’s tweet left him feeling ‘raw, humiliated, ashamed and dirtied’ and [...]
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Knowledge is Deportation

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The US DOH (Department of Homeland Security) is in hot water as it’s been funding a fake university to attract illegal immigrants. Those who applied were given over to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), to be deported as soon as possible. This year alone the scheme led to 250 deportations and while opponents have called for ICE to be abolished.    The so-called [...]
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China Doesn’t Deserve Your Skis

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China’s quest for global domination, led by Xi’ The Pooh’ Jinping, was revealed this week to involve the use of systematic ‘brainwashing’ in a network of prison camps. The targets for this Clockwork Orange treatment are the some eleven-million Uighur Muslims of the Xingjiang Uygur region in China.    In a leak to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, it was revealed [...]
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Columns

Farage Knows How to Party

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has announced plans to reform his party after Brexit next year. You might it’s strange to improve the party you lead days before a national election, but Nigel is so confident of his loss that he’s already registered “the Reform Party” as the new name.    This turn around has been unprecedented, as Farage’s Brexit Party stormed [...]
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Not Caring is Expensive

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The climate discussion may have become a bore to some, but not being interested anymore is a stance most can't afford. If the debate doesn't change from 'if we should pay for it' to 'who's going to pay for it', three guesses who'll end up paying for it.   Even Jeremy Clarkson, who after years of denying global warming took the long [...]
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Where Did Brexit Go?

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Ever since Nigel Farage threw his party’s chances of forming a sizeable caucus in Parliament down the plumbing by announcing that they would not stand in Conservative seats won in 2017, Brexit has lost its most zealous advocate; the crusaders have all gone home.    Boris Johnson’s vanishing of the deadline to leave into sometime in January as well as Labour’s refusal [...]
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