The absolute state of the Union

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The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union

Syria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

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  In so many ways, we are immune to the (daily) news of fresh atrocities in the civil war in Syria, many of which are claimed to have been perpetrated by the widely-reviled president, Bashar al-Assad. Assad has been in… Read moreSyria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

Americans Need a Strong Constitution to Change the Second Amendment

The now infamous Second Amendment of the United States Constitution was enacted in 1791, as part of the first ten amendments which were contained in the Bill of Rights. Its wording has proved to be the source of heated debate… Read moreAmericans Need a Strong Constitution to Change the Second Amendment

Trump Puts Britain First

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  I really, really want to stop posting about Donald Trump. Despite his penchant for putting his foot in it on an almost daily basis and delivering manna from heaven for any writer, it’s getting a little tiresome hearing his… Read moreTrump Puts Britain First

Final Brexit Deal: Parliament Reigns Supreme. Except When It Doesn’t.

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  As Britain’s race to the cliff edge continues, and time rapidly passes by in negotiations with the European Union, the Brexit Secretary yesterday informed Parliament that it would, after all, have a vote on the final Brexit deal between… Read moreFinal Brexit Deal: Parliament Reigns Supreme. Except When It Doesn’t.