Since the victory cries of the #TakeBackControl campaign, our nation as been wrestling with an explanation for this most unexpected turn of events. We have seen a range of competing explanations being offered in order to attempt to explain the outcome which surprised the world. Among the plethora of suggestions I have heard, the most […]
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As a natural and nurtured debater, I spend a lot of time in hearty deliberation with friends and colleagues from across a wide spectrum of cultural, religious and economic perspectives. I hope they won’t mind me saying so, but I find there’s a consistent experience which I find with those on the Left: a persistent […]
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They have been quick to decry the DUP as ‘anti-LGBT, anti-women extremists’, but many on the left continue to shut down any debates on Islamism despite the ideology’s questionable views on gay and women’s rights. Not to mention the fact their man-of-the-moment, Jeremy Corbyn, refers to Hamas (truly ‘anti-LGBT, anti-women extremists’) as his ‘friends’.   […]
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There is an irony this post-election Friday that Theresa May will wear on her forehead for as long as she presumes the high and noble calling of governing our Islands – that the Leader who campaigned under the banner of “Strong and Stable Leadership” walked into 10 Downing street this lunch time with the word […]
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Continual reforms will always be a reality in the NHS – a fact which sometimes sits uncomfortably with those in the medical profession. The NHS needs to change and adapt, and doctors must continue to be willing to accept change and be open to reform that drives patient care. Yet reform must be evidence-based rather than divisive and confrontational. Until […]
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Back in mid-February, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates was interviewed by Quartz on the automation of low-skilled industries and on robots. During the interview he was asked what he thought of a tax on robots and he seemed to express strong support for such a policy. He said Certainly there will be taxes that relate to […]
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The recent protests in university towns and on campuses in the UK and the US have exposed something very serious. Far from exemplifying liberal tolerance, they reveal the determination of educated millennials to destroy those ideals of liberty, equality and progress that have allowed universities to flourish for centuries.   In his 1987 book ‘The […]
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Trump’s Muslim ban will make us all less safe. Despite a multitude of splits and disagreements between groups, the fundamental narrative of Daesh, Al-Qaida, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Al-Shabab and so on, is that there is undying enmity between the Islamic and the Western World. When President Trump signs executive orders to ban Muslims from certain […]
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It used to be so simple. Politicians represented distinct political visions, in distinct political parties. And then there were only two parties to choose from anyway. A simple binary choice. But no longer; everything seems to have become a bit… confused. Politics is no longer Male or Female. It is bigender, cisgender, pangender, even gender […]
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Travelling to work is a mundane necessity of life. We mindlessly walk to stations, board trains, queue, sometimes run, often drink coffee. Our thoughts rarely drift beyond ‘tourists can &%*£ off’ and ‘take the bloody rucksake off!!’. But whilst we enter the conveyor belt of the morning commute, TfL prepare for war. Their weapon of […]
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