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Abdelbaset al-Megrahi death watch….the miracle continues

Happy anniversary, Mr al-Megrahi…. This newspaper can also disclose that American senators investigating Megrahi’s release will this week launch an unprecedented request for British “whistle-blowers” to disclose details about the decision to free the Lockerbie bomber. The appeal is a remarkable sign of US-British rifts as it indicates that US investigators do not believe they […]

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Turkeys voting for Christmas

Daniel Hannan is perfectly entitled to continue as a Member of the European “Parliament”, despite the fact that is a body whose legitimacy and sovereignty he questions. He is, after all, only following the time-honoured custom of champions of liberty like Charles Stewart Parnell, but one can’t help but wonder which audience he thinks he’s […]

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Turkey lurkey

Another stiletto between the shoulder blades of democracy from iDave as he talks up ¬†Turkey’s membership of the EU. He compared hostility to the membership bid in some parts of the EU with the way the UK’s entry was once regarded. Trust me, Dave, the UK’s entry into the EU is still regarded with hostility, […]

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24 types of authoritarian

I don’t know whether to laugh or open a vein…. Click image to expand.

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Abdelbaset al-Megrahi death watch….the continuing story

320 days since the “terminally ill” Lockerbie bomber was released so that he could die at home in Libya. Must be something they put in their tea. The stench of a cynical quid pro quo between the Government and Kadhafi grows more fetid by the day.

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Cartoons and religion – bland and not very funny, but offensive?

So the Lars Vilks affair is back in the news again. Did anyone really ever think it would go away? Following His Grace, Archbishop Cranmer’s contribution to the debate on religion and free speech, I thought I’d weigh in with my own two penn’orth. The whole object of political cartooning is to confront us with […]

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Is it possible to agree with both Hitchens brothers?

Today being a bit of a slow news day election-wise, by the look of the front pages of the Telegraph…. ….and The Groan…. I would like to draw your attention to two newly added quotations from the brothers Hitchens in my sidebar (down there, on the right somewhere). I am putting together a more detailed […]

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