Politics

Election Debate – Debt

I had just gathered a few graphics and was about to write this post when I was alerted to a post by Simon Wren-Lewis1 which covered some of what I was going to say. However, I still have a few points of my own to make. The economy is one of the main debates around […]

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Human Rights, Worker Rights and the EU

In my previous post I noted a few things about the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights. In this post I am going to talk a bit about what was left out of the European Convention and also the reason for some of the anti-EU sentiment in some political parties. The […]

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David Cameron, Human Rights Act and Freedom Speech

In my last post I talked a bit about ‘humanitarian war’ . In this post I want to make a few points how this foreign policy often goes hand-in-hand with policy changes at home. One obvious example of this was the Reichstag Fire in Germany in 19331. Perceived, real threats or even, in the case […]

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Iraq / Syria – Humanitarian War?

“There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented … The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.” Ernest Bevin The aggressors in most wars claim that they are doing so on ‘humanitarian grounds’ from Hitler invasions […]

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Iraq / Syria background

It is disappointing that many comments on the current situation in Iraq and Syria, including many made by those in the ‘peace movement’ and ‘the left’ ignore the suffering of the people who live there. There is a lot of talk about did Assad gas his own people? is it part of the plan to […]

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Putting Thugs In Control

From the media and the announcements of various politicians it is easy to see large areas of Syria and Iraq as being populated only by psychopathic Islamic fundamentalists. However, most of the people there are merely trying to live their lives as best as possible under very difficult circumstances. They want to be able to […]

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MP Response to Gaza Question

Dear Mr Lux, Thank you for your email of 5th August about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I am grateful to you for expressing your concerns on this matter, which highlight two very important issues. It is tragic that so many innocent civilians, including women and children, have been killed and injured. The Government has made clear […]

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Arming All Sides

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The Equality Trust Wealth Tracker 2014

http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/TET%20Wealth%20Report%202014.pdf

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The Problems In Ukraine

The image on the right shows the voting pattern for the 2012 Ukrainian elections. The blue is for the ‘Party of Regions’  and the magenta is for the Fatherland Party. With the poor state of the economy the two opposing parties have advocated two different approaches. The Party of Regions has advocated closer ties with […]

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