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The government’s dodgy EU dossier

Citizens have a right to form a fair and balanced judgment, and are therefore entitled to be informed about their political choices. Lying disempowers and therefore debases those who are lied to.

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Cameron's apology to Suliman Gani is too late and does not go far enough

CROSSPOST: Peter Oborne

I had never heard a political lie as squalid as the one told by David Cameron in Prime Minister’s Questions on 20 April – and for which he offered a very belated semi-apology late last night. 1,402 more words

Current Affairs

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No – one can have failed to miss the hysteria (mostly perpetuated by the tories and John Mann MP) concerning comments made by Ken Livingstone. 522 more words

PICTURE POST: Putin & Obama, Ros Altmann & retirement, The Daily Telegraph & makeovers, Jeremy H**t and dementia

Tell me….based on recent events, whose judgement would you trust? Of course old Rasputin would say that, but look at the facts: Greece a failed State, Italy on the brink, Spain breaking up, France and Germany arguing about Fiskalunion, Poland refusing to take the euro, Hungary refusing to obey the migrant share-out, and Britain close to baling out from the 5-humped Sopwith Camel as it plunges towards the trenches below. 1,056 more words

At the End of the Day

THE HARDEST JOB FOR ANY COMMENTATOR IN 2016 IS PERSUADING PEOPLE THAT 1961 IS NO MORE

It’s a funny old business this blogging lark. Apart from there being about fifty different types of it (not all of them equally useful) even within one blogsite we find ourselves in different roles on a daily – even hourly – basis: thinker, agitator, comic, forensic researcher, interviewer, censor, networker, marketer, journalist, campaigner and sympathiser. 1,401 more words

Aleppo: The Corporate Media Credibility Gap

by Bryan Hemming

Less than four years ago, Aleppo was a prosperous and beautiful city. Christians and Muslims lived side by side, as did Sunni and Shia.

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Aleppo: The Corporate Media Credibility Gap

“Less than four years ago, Aleppo was a prosperous and beautiful city. Christians and Muslims lived side by side, as did Sunni and Shia. A tolerant culture was sustained by a massive industrial centre.
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