Afghanistan’s Leader Thinks You Can “Humiliate” A Book

The childish and uncivilized reaction of some third-world Muslims to the threat to burn the Koran in America shows why the mission in Afghanistan is hopelessly ambitious and will fail. These people are living in a Medieval age. They just don’t get the idea of a modern, liberal democracy where individuals have rights and responsibilities. […]

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A Period Of Silence From Pakistan’s Man In London Would Be Welcome

Why Do Relief Suppliers Have To Humiliate The Recipients? Tony Blair – Be Thankful For His Action On Iraq “An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country,” said Henry Wotton. Someone should tell Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan that there is an implied “sensibly” in that quote, and then […]

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Refudiating Palin – The Spectator ran an article last week attacking Sarah Palin using lazy, yellow press tactics more in common with the tabloid gutter merchants. My protest to the editor was ignored. But here it is:-

The Editor The Spectator Dear Sir, Use facts, not innuendo if you want to “refudiate” Palin If you’re going to badmouth Sarah Palin, perhaps you ought to employ someone who is going to make a bit more of a serious effort than Alexander Chancellor (Palin is beyond a joke, Spectator August 28) This was a […]

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WHY WOULD CAMERON WANT TO TAP MILBURN FOR EQUALITY ROLE?

Milburn wanted to trash standards to give the poor a legup. Tories traditionally raise standards, not level them down “Maybe the only solution is grab the pitchforks and march on Westminster”.      David Cameron and the ConDem alliance are apparently about to recruit former Labour MP Alan Milburn to help them with inequality policy. This […]

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Cameron Cynicism Over Turkey Shows He Truly Is Blair’s Heir

Turkey E.U Membership Would Mean An Avalanche Of Immigration Cameron, The Grandstander, Knows Turkey Membership Won’t Happen “Cameron is clearly not up to the job, but there is nobody in the wings with a strong case to lead” David Cameron is said to have described himself as the heir to Blair, and his self-serving, cynicism […]

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We don’t have to accept “A”27 grid-lock; we can bypass politicians

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 AT 6:01PM (letter published earlier this week in the Worthing Herald) The Editor Dear Sir Every time I drive east out of Worthing towards Lancing on the “A” 27 these days (I attempt this only at around midday, never at rush hour, and only if I’m feeling lucky) the line of […]

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Hand-wringer in charge of MI5 would let mad Muslims veto foreign policy

Why are our politicians and leaders so frightened of offending radical Muslims?  The latest of the great and good in charge of us to show their true colours is Baroness Manningham-Buller, former MI5 chief, god help us. In her testimony to the Chilcot enquiry on the War in Iraq she said the decision to remove […]

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Alternative Vote Rewards Losers, Would Ruin Our Democracy

AV Fails First Big Test Requiring Simplicity, Transparency How Can You Sensibly Rate Candidates In A Precise Order Of Preference? “if it is so important to have 50 per cent of the vote, why not adopt the French system? There the top two candidates run off one week later” I tried to explain the alternative […]

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Duncan Smith Wows Question Time with Welfare Reform Ideas

That’s Right, “Wow” And Duncan Smith Not An Oxymoron “Sorry. We clearly have nothing to offer. Our ideas are dim-witted and counterproductive. We hereby irrevocably close the Labour Party. It will do no more damage to our fellow citizens in Britain” Afghanistan Incapable Of Reform This Side Of 2100 Try converting them to Christianity for […]

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Cameron Must Block Attempts To Prosecute Bloody Sunday Paras

 “there is still a statute of limitations, isn’t there?”     Prime Minister David Cameron does seem to have a unique gift for  making the best of a bad job. He was dealt an unexpectedly weak hand by the general election, but swiftly capitalised on the eagerness of the Liberal Democrats to embrace the limo, even […]

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