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Nigel Farage’s Pint

  • February 22, 2014
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In an age in which visual impressions and appearances are everything, politicians often like to transmit certain subliminal visual signals through the media to register particular impressions on the minds of their imagined constituencies.   It might be their clothes and accoutrements, the situations they allow themselves to be photographed in, the animals they associate...

Discussing Breivik

  • April 17, 2012
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Yesterday I appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service programme World Have Your Say to debate the Breivik trial, which is still available here.   The programme was an interesting format; it’s basically an open discussion with only light chairing from the presenter, involving participants from various countries who speak to each...

Lights out on planet Clarkson

  • January 09, 2012
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That Clarko’s a card isn’t he? Some of you may remember the truly horrific episode that took place in Morecombe Bay on 5 February 2004, when at least 21 Chinese cockle pickers were drowned after being cut off by rising tides while working at night.

All of them were ‘illegal’ workers from China’s Fujian province and...

Twilight in Gellerland

Twilight in Gellerland

  • August 02, 2011
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As an example of callous brutality and gimlet-eyed hatred, the latest take on the Norway killings by American ‘counter-jihadist’ Pamela Geller takes some beating. According to Geller, the Labour Party summer camp at Utoya was in fact an ‘anti-semitic indoctrination centre.’

How does she know this?  Because one of the survivors of the massacre told ABC...

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