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Michele Bachmann and the Intolerance of 'Progressive' Jews

(7) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 10:18 AM

While most of the Jewish world generally considers Yom Kippur as being a time for setting aside grudges and petty dislikes and undertaking a little personal introspection, a bizarre series of events seems to have unfolded around a non-Orthodox congregation in Chicago, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and the Yom...

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Our Welfare System is Doing Nothing for Social Mobility, Nothing for Growth

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 4:42 PM

The architect of Britain's modern welfare system, Ernst Bevin, once remarked in an interview that not only did he dislike the phrase but that in fact he believed in no such thing as a welfare state. For the sick and the elderly full provision must be made but of the...

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Israel Apartheid Week: A Not So Hidden Agenda

(2) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 12:32 PM

Israel Apartheid week is fast approaching and opponents of the Jewish state are busying themselves on campuses up and down the country. With the Red, Green and Black bunting about to go up, sessions by anti-Israel rap artists being advertised and bake sales for the next flotilla being prepared, one...

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Why is the BBC Doing Fidel Castro's Publicity for Him?

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2012 | 5:23 PM

While the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is busy sending in his troops to massacre his own people in the streets and the UN fails to pass any resolution condemning these atrocities, the BBC has decided that of equal news worthiness is a story about another despot, Fidel Castro,

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Britain is Better Off Without Iranian Press TV, Regardless of What the Channel's Supporters Tell Us

(1) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 2:47 PM

Ofcom has revoked the UK licence of the Iranian state controlled channel Press TV. Since 2007 Press TV has been the flagship of Iran's propaganda mission to the West, and now it is gone and that has to be good news for supporters of democracy and human rights everywhere. Enter...

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Nazi Drinking Games and the Insatiable Thirst for Taboo Breaking

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 3:51 PM

It sounds surreal to say it but Nazi themed drinking games seem to have been getting a lot of press coverage of late. First there was the news of how members of the Oxford students Conservative Association had sung Nazi themed songs during a drinking session and then...

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UCL, Malcolm Grant and One Directional Free Speech

(1) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 2:30 PM

Having promised that UCL would ensure free speech for everyone, not just religious-extremists, Malcolm Grant's institution now prevents an advocate for democracy and Israel from speaking on its campus.

Ever since a former president of UCL's Islamic society, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, attempted to blow-up himself and a passenger jet...

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Those Who Mock Michele Bachmann Should Pay Attention to Her Recent Debating Performances

(46) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 11:55 AM

Few could deny that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is an extraordinary person. Coming from a modest single parent background, she put herself through law school, raised five children and 23 foster children, before abruptly bursting into the forefront of America's political scene in just a few short years. Pollsters...

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The Cameron Government is Failing on its Promises

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2011 | 11:00 PM

Perhaps the nature of coalition government inevitably necessitates a degree of compromise on the vision originally promised to the people at election time. Yet this alone hardly explains the way in which David Cameron's government is not only not moving forward in the direction it claimed to believe in but...

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The Pro-Iranian Apologetics of Parts of the Western media are Truly Nauseating

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 5:50 AM

With the release of the IAEA report that essentially confirms Iran's much suspected scramble for nuclear weapons to be well underway, a host of opinion pieces have been appearing in the British media to try and sway public opinion against any kind of intervention being taken against the Iranian threat....

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Attacks Against our MPs by Islamic Extremists Represent a Worrying Threat to British Democracy

(11) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 7:00 PM

The sobering reports of the threats made against Mike Freer, MP for Golders Green and Finchley, during his surgery at a local Mosque come as concerning and yet for many of us unsurprising news. We would do well to reflect seriously about the wider implications of this incident, particularly in...

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The 'We are the 99%' Occupation Copycat Fringe Represent no one but Themselves

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 6:28 AM

The small rabble that has taken to camping outside St Pauls Cathedral as part of a call to occupy the London Stock Exchange, in what appears to be a mimic of the Wall Street occupation, have, among other things, taken to calling themselves 'the 99%'.

Oh really, is that...

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No Wonder Christians Feel Discriminated Against in British Society, a Disturbing Trend is now Emerging

(27) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Last month a Christian owner of a Café where bible verses were being displayed on television screens was told (quite incorrectly) by police that he was breaking the law.

The fact that British police would consider the displaying of Christian scripture an illegal offence is a concerning indication of...

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Where was the mention of Saudi Arabia at the UN's anti-Racism conference?

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Durban III, as the UN's world conference on racism and xenophobia has come to be popularly known, has long been synonymous with aggressively anti-Western and anti-Israel posturing. With such world renowned patrons, Durban can revel in the prestige brought by the likes of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Colonel...

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If only the Tories did have the Tea Party tendency dreamt up by Chris Huhne

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Anyone attending this year's Lib Dem conference could be forgiven for thinking that the Lib Dems were still in opposition and running against some wildly rightwing Tory government. Perhaps when the likes of Vince Cable and Chris Huhne are addressing the party faithful they forget not only that they are...

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Are we returning to the political extremism of 1930s Europe?

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 12:44 PM

Over the weekend I paid a visit to my native Suffolk and called in on some relatives while I was there. My great uncle, a man now going into his 90s, told me of his childhood growing up in pre-war Peckham, a part of the city now quite unrecognisable to...

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Why do so Many Still Cling to 9/11 Conspiracy Myths?

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 5:08 AM

A poll carried out for a recent BBC Two documentary on the subject, suggested that just 68% of those Brits believe that there was no conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks. That leaves a rather worryingly large margin of those who either believed there had been a conspiracy or that they...

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