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Terrorism, foreign policy and accountability

The events of Thursday served as a timely reminder that there will probably never again be a time where the threat of a major terrorist incident is not a routine part of British life. Although you could argue that we

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2005: Looking back. In anger.

It’s not easy, condensing 365 days and one second into a concise, readable post. But what the hell, I’ve got nothing going on this afternoon, so I’ll have a go. Here, for your enjoyment dear reader, are some of the

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Don’t Feel Fine)

The world’s gone mad! Citizeness Sane, on many occasions Is it me, or does the whole world seem to be imploding? I’m usually quite rational when it comes to the craziness that passes for everyday existence on this troubled planet,

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"Abu, Abu Qatada, I wanna reach out and grab ya"

So what are we to make of the deportation of these 10 individuals who, claim the government, pose a “threat to national security”? On the one hand, I find the ideology of these people utterly repugnant. On the other hand,

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Left Out In The Cold

Introducing our first guest blogger: Devil’s Advocate. Devil’s Advocate is an acquaintance of The Realist and a regular reader of Liberal Elite, albeit one who often disagrees with us. True to the spirit of liberalism, we’ve offered him a guest

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"Owners of unattended items will be destroyed."

Inevitably, we now live in a city of continual security alerts, where any suspect package is considered a threat. Inconvenient, but obviously necessary given recent events. I’m sure we’ve all been caught up in, or held up by, a security

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They’ll never succeed

It’s all the more revolting that these attacks took place on the day that G8 were due to meet and discuss the two biggest issues facing the future of this planet: world poverty and global warming. Discussions were meant to

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Citizen Sane
Citizen Sane
  • Boris enters Number 10. Is that Downing Street or his new wife OK send tweet thanks. 26 minutes ago
  • If Boris Johnson is the answer then I can only assume that the question was “Right. Everything is shit. How can we make things even worse?” 11 hours ago
  • I’m in Norway keeping tabs on events from afar. I think, on reflection, I’m going to stay in the fjords. Good luck…… 15 hours ago
  • RT @StuartJRitchie: My conscience: Stuart, you have an enormous amount of work to do and I think it’s best if you- Me: [spends over an hou… 1 day ago
  • I’m in Stavanger, Norway. Can report that Al Gore has really small and strange shaped feet. 1 day ago

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