The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument
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Thursday 03 May 2012
Everybody knows that party politics as we know it in Britain is collapsing. In 1951, the Conservative Party had over 2,850,000 members; today it is not even a tenth of that. Labour membership is shrinking fast too. For much of the 20th century, over 80 per cent of those eligible to vote did so; on current trends, that number could fall to below a shocking 30 per cent by the end of this decade.
Friday 20 April 2012
Republican voters have given a thumbs-up to Condoleezza Rice as their preferred choice as running mate for Mitt Romney as he gears up to challenge Barack Obama.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
It was hardly an uplifting sight that greeted me when I left home on Easter Saturday afternoon. A very tall man with dreadlocks dismounted from a yellow bike and urinated in the doorway of the boarded-up pub opposite. I told him I thought it was disgusting. He told me it was none of my business. I said it was, because I lived there. He pedalled off, with two-fingers up.
Saturday 31 March 2012
George Galloway’s victory is part of a pattern, as the three main parties struggle to adapt
Saturday 31 March 2012
"The most sensational result in British by-election history, bar none," was George Galloway's proud boast on being declared Bradford West's new MP. Well almost, and, perhaps more importantly, maybe not the most significant by-election success ever.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Former MP George Galloway is expected to launch a fresh bid to get back into Parliament today.
Friday 27 January 2012
BBC director general Mark Thompson is to step down from his post after the Olympics this year, it was reported last night.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Sunday 18 December 2011
The last US soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak today, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. Their convoy's exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered, with troubling questions lingering over whether the Arab nation will remain a steadfast US ally.
Friday 16 December 2011
As the United States lowers its flag in Iraq, President Obama is entitled to bask in the glory of an election promise honoured and a military mission accomplished. To have brought home tens of thousands of troops in time for Christmas, dismantled all the infrastructure, and departed without a hint of the panicked humiliation of Saigon is an achievement that, alone, should speed Barack Obama to a second term.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
President Barack Obama saluted troops returning from Iraq today, declaring that the nearly nine-year conflict is ending honourably, "not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home."
Friday 11 November 2011
Not so much a look at how The New York Times works as a series of portraits of the paper tackling various news events in 2010.
Saturday 29 October 2011
In the early 1960s Morag Gilmartin was active in the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Govan and Gorbals Young Socialists when Paul Foot and Gus MacDonald held sway.
Friday 02 September 2011
Theresa May yesterday announced draft emergency measures to relocate terror suspects, months after pledging to scrap similar government powers to order a suspect to move to a new home.
Saturday 13 August 2011
A BBC sound recordist has died from inhaling mustard gas in the 1980s while investigating the use of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war.
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