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Will Hutton on the European right

  • May 15, 2011
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I’ve hardly ever bought the Observer since it supported the Iraq war,  but I made the mistake of reading it today and I wasn’t inclined to start buying it again.   First there was a soft three-page profile of Pamela Geller, a bigoted anti-Muslim harridan who surely doesn’t deserve any more attention than she has already received – let alone in a supposed bastion of British liberalism.

Then there was a piece by Will Hutton on the  failure of the left to counter the European right.  Hutton is correct to point...

Don’t call an ambulance

  • April 13, 2011
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So the London Ambulance Service will now have to lose 560 frontline jobs, 20 percent of the total.   So, according to Unison’s regional organiser, Phil Thompson, “These cuts are so deep they may not heal. If allowed to be carried out they will put at risk the many Londoners who rely on the...

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