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Rule Britannia: land of cowards, bullies and lackeys

  • August 20, 2013
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The temporary detention and interrogation of Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda at Heathrow is   a pathetic, stupid and vindictive act on so many levels.     Firstly,   it is a disgraceful and arbitrary abuse of power which has no other purpose other than to punish and intimidate Greenwald for his part in the...

Saint Hitchens

  • December 18, 2011
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Clearly atheists cannot be saints, but the media response to Christopher Hitchens’ death doesn’t fall far short of a kind of secular canonisation.   I’m not going to comment on those who knew him as friends, because friendship generates its own priorities, but enough already, of this brave seeker after truth/new George Orwell/contrarian business.


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