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After Cage: 10 Steps to prevent ‘radicalization’

  • March 09, 2015
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I’m grateful to the British media and political establishment for the typically rigorous, balanced, and honest debate that has taken place over the last week, which has now enlightened me about the true objectives of the Muslim advocacy organization Cage.   I now understand that Cage’s purpose was not to defend Muslims who may have...

Boris Johnson and the rise of the porno-terrorist

  • February 01, 2015
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Seasoned readers of this site might be surprised to know that the single most common search category that brings new readers to this site is pornography, more specifically, a category known as ‘British army porn.’     Readers interested in this phenomenon usually end up here because of an old post I wrote called ‘the...

The Former Friends of Tony Blair

  • June 19, 2014
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Tony Blair’s latest self-aggrandizing and bloodthirsty pronouncements on Iraq have not surprisingly been greeted with a storm of ridicule, contempt, and disgust across a wide spectrum of   political opinion.   Boris Johnson, Clare Short, Malcolm Rifkind, Christopher Meyer and even John Prescott have all joined in the chorus of condemnation.   Johnson says...

The return of the ‘Loony Left’

  • February 27, 2012
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You know a government is in trouble when it starts playing the reds under the bed card to distract attention from its own failings.   But there is a real element of absurdity as well as desperation in last week’s accusation by Chris Grayling that corporations were pulling out of the Coalition’s  work...

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