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1. "The BBC is generally as pogonophobic as the late-lamented Albanian dictator, Enver Hoxha."

e) Jeremy Paxman

Respect, Religion, Race and the battle for Tower Hamlets

Jerome Taylor sees George Galloway renew his electoral grudge match with Labour in a different east London constituency

The Battle of Trafalgar Square: The poll tax riots revisited

London's poll tax riot, 20 years ago next week, has come to symbolise the end of Thatcherism. But how was it for those involved? David Graham revisits the scene

The feral beast: Gilligan joins Press TV exodus

Andrew Gilligan has quietly dropped his association with Press TV, the Iranian state-owned station accused of beaming propaganda into British homes.

Egypt deports MP George Galloway

George Galloway was deported from Cairo today despite wanting to return to Gaza to help members of a humanitarian convoy who have reportedly been arrested, a spokeswoman for the convoy said.

Gaza convoy Britons 'beaten by Egyptian police'

British members of a humanitarian convoy trying to take aid to Gaza were among dozens of people injured during clashes with Egyptian police, one of the activists said today.

MP Galloway's TV shows breached broadcast rules

George Galloway breached the broadcasting rules on impartiality during his shows on Press TV, the news channel funded by the Iranian government, Ofcom said today.

Galloway: I was abused as a child

George Galloway lent his support to a new government vetting system for those working with children, saying that he himself was a victim of child abuse. The Respect MP said he was abused by a janitor when he was 11.

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Celebrity coverage is rarely fair and balanced

"Nobody has soared so high and dived so low," says David Miliband on his website, according to a report in The Times. He was referring, apparently, not to Tony Blair or Gordon Brown but to the late Michael Jackson. "RIP Michael," Miliband added in a pious afterthought.

John Rentoul: AJ for PM: new supporter

How humiliating, as Dougal once said in The Magic Roundabout. The Alan Johnson for Prime Minister Campaign has now received unsolicited endorsements not just from the two Pollies, Toynbee and Portillo, but now from ... my MP, George Galloway.

Pandora: Hitchens makes a pilgrimage (of sorts)

Christopher Hitchens doesn't strike Pandora as the most nostalgic of chaps, but perhaps we had him all wrong.

'Best way to beat the BNP is to vote Green'

Respect candidate urges public to back rival at European elections

Pandora: Tony lets his star shine in Hollywood

In what Pandora predicts will go down in history as one of the great unions of modern times, Tony Blair will this week make his mark on Hollywood, hosting a gala dinner in Beverly Hills honouring the "British contribution to the city's cultural and business life".

Tony Benn: You Ask The Questions

The Labour grandee answers your questions, such as 'Where did Brown go wrong?' and 'Are you pleased Marx is back in fashion?'

'Security-risk' Galloway banned from Canada

The outspoken anti-war MP George Galloway has been banned from entering Canada on the grounds of national security.

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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

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Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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