Monthly Archives: June 2017

Flash View 4: Accusing Syria

  BBC Radio 4’s “Today” (Tuesday, 27th June) carried a statement by a US spokesman claiming the Syrian government was preparing a chemical attack on civilians. The spokesman went on to make other unsubstantiated accusations including that the Assad government … Continue reading

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Flash View 3: Mind the Generation Gap

  It was votes of the young, naively optimistic/self-interested (abolition of tuition fees), or the old, cynical/self-interested baby boomers, who betrayed the nation. Or at least, that seems to be the underlying theme of election commentators. What is wrong with … Continue reading

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May Election in June

  When the prime minister called this election the prospect of a Labour victory appeared fanciful. There were seemingly foolhardy protestations that the yawning gulf measured by opinion pollsters might be reduced, but surely not significantly so? Theresa May has … Continue reading

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