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  • September 3, 2021

UK government needs radical change to meet climate targets

The UK government has pledged to publish its global net zero strategy ahead of the COP26 summit that will take place in Glasgow this November. The strategy will describe how the UK intends to meet its net zero commitment, and we anticipate that it will define the pace and level of change necessary to achieve…

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Ebrahim Raisi: the man who has done it all

Following a controversial electoral process marked by widespread voter suppression, massive disqualification of candidates and a total lack of campaign supervision, Ebrahim Raisi has been sworn in as the eighth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. While Raisi’s victory on Election Day was not all that surprising, the way the elections were conducted has…

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‘Global Britain’ is Brexit’s most enduring and egregious fallacy

In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 EU referendum, leading conservative politicians underscored their desire for the UK to remain open, inclusive and outward-oriented on the world stage – a ‘global Britain’. Now, five years later, this phrase is still being repeated incessantly, becoming a rallying cry for a conservative-led post-Brexit diplomatic renaissance. Given this,…

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Wings over Scotland | The Canary

Her Majesty’s Prisoner No. 157095, or Craig Murray as we still prefer to call him, is a fascinating piece of living evidence of the Kafkaesque country Scotland has become under the despotic rule of Nicola Sturgeon. Craig has a number of serious medical conditions, one of which causes frequent dizziness and fainting spells. To gauge…

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Wings over Scotland | Behind the walls

A continuing exception to this site’s removal is news relating to the scandalous incarceration of journalist and former UK Ambassador Craig Murray, the only human being in the history of planet Earth to be incarcerated for the loosely defined pseudo-crime of “identification. of puzzles ”. We received another phone call from Craig on HMP Edinburgh…

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How to make the state pension fairer: the super-rich shouldn’t get it

This summer has seen a half-hearted debate about what to do about triple blocking. For those unfamiliar, the triple lock means that the value of the state pension must increase each year in line with the highest of the three figures: inflation of goods and services; wage inflation; or 2.5%. Brought under the coalition government…

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Afghanistan debate highlights crucial role of Commons in democracy

Democracy depends on division. Leaders like President Biden invoke unity to collect some free votes and hide under an all-encompassing flag. But politicians must defend something, and if they are interested in progress of any kind, division is a necessary evil, not a cowardly good. The search for a “consensus” of some kind simply obscures…

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UK ‘must do the right thing’ for Afghan refugees

What we are all seeing happening in Afghanistan on our televisions is truly desperate and heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the panic and fear that people must feel as the Taliban increase their control over the country. People trying to find a way to leave to protect themselves and their families from the brutality of the…

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Banning the sale of vaporizers will do more harm than good

It was recently revealed that Sajid Javid, still fresh in his new job as health secretary, is set to kick off the next stage in the government’s plan to make England ‘smoke free by 2030’, with a focus on cracking down. against the youngest. smokers. The header proposal is banning the sale of e-cigarettes to…

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Will the latest move by the IMF lead to the recovery of a people?

Last week, in response to the global economic crisis caused by the Covid19 pandemic, the governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a historic allocation of $ 650 billion in special drawing rights (SDRs), an international reserve currency held by the IMF. The financing will be distributed among the reserves of the 190 member…

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