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Franklin Brito….another victim of Oliver Stone’s ego

Today this blog would like to tell you about Franklin Brito, someone whose name most of you will almost certainly have never heard. For those who are unfamiliar with Brito’s story, he had a productive livestock farm in Venezuela until a certain Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías decided to “expropriate” it, declaring property rights to be […]

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You know those soap-dodgers who go smashing bank windows?

Like these at the Climate Camp in Edinburgh last weekend…. Well, this blog can think of a lot of names for them but anarchists they are not…. As Old Holborn helpfully pointed out to a Climate Camper yesterday…. Hat tip, Captain Ranty.

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Blair’s memoir….a tough choice resolved

This blog notes with mixed feelings that Tony Blair’s  eagerly awaited (it says here) memoir, A Journeyman: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bush Family, is rocketing up the Amazon best seller list. This happy event is due in no small part to St Teflon’s pledge to donate all royalties from the book, […]

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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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Ghandi and Martin Luther King as establishment patsies

How about this for a spectacularly stupid piece of historical revisionism? You can’t argue with psychopaths. Damn straight, Derrick.

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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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