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    Alex Salmond: a portrait of degradation
    Nov17

    Alex Salmond: a portrait of degradation

    Russia Today, which this week showcased its newest acquisition, a talk show hosted by Alex Salmond, is the most accomplished English language propaganda channel in the world. Other global news services – BBC World, the German Deutsche Welle, the EU’s Euronews, France 24, the US’ CNN – try to adhere, to a “fair, balanced and impartial”...

    Socialism’s obsession with race
    Nov10

    Socialism’s obsession with race

    Speaking to the Los Angeles Times last August, the cofounder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, stated that BLM would not sit at the table with President Trump, because he “is literally the epitome of evil, all the evils of this country – be it racism, capitalism, sexism, homophobia”. Trump’s views and actions aside, calling...

    Washington is a city for sale
    Nov03

    Washington is a city for sale

    What do General Michael Flynn, President Donald J Trump’s first National Security Advisor, Paul Manafort, Trump’s erstwhile campaign chief, and Tony Podesta, the lobbyist and brother of Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief, John Podesta, have in common? They have all been accused of taking money from dodgy dictators to...

    No, Boris, the West didn’t lose Russia
    Oct26

    No, Boris, the West didn’t lose Russia

    The outlines of a new Russia policy have taken shape in the UK over recent years. The aim is to protect ourselves and our allies. The days when we thought we could influence developments inside Russia are long gone. The policy, to use the language of the Cold War, is one of containment rather than rollback. Contrary to what the Kremlin or its...

    Time to crack down on Russia Today and its destabilising propaganda
    Oct23

    Time to crack down on Russia Today and its destabilising propaganda

    Vladimir Putin’s regime murders critics, harasses opposition parties, poisons dissidents, locks up protesters, assassinates journalists, represses gays, invades neighbouring states and annexes their territory, shoots civilian airplanes out of the sky, interferes in the electoral processes of democratic states, and aids the unspeakable...

    How cryptocurrencies could boost the BRICS
    Sep08

    How cryptocurrencies could boost the BRICS

    Talking about the rise and rise of Bitcoin in China to the WEF, Eric Mu a local entrepreneur and Bitcoin miner listed the factors contributing to its popularity there: “…a large internet-savvy population, cheap and abundant hydropower, mature electrical manufacturing, capital control and a depreciating currency.” In fact, Mu could have been...

    The Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is nothing of the sort
    Sep06

    The Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is nothing of the sort

    Now that Polly Toynbee is weighing in with wails about the size of the Brexit bill, we know two things about the process. It’s a good thing to do and it’ll be remarkably good value. Every political compass does require its butt end after all. However, one thing everyone must understand is that we’re not being asked to pay a...

    What next for Alexei Navalny?
    Aug17

    What next for Alexei Navalny?

    Earlier this summer, Russia celebrated its 27th birthday. The National Day ceremonies didn’t go as smoothly as the country’s officials would have hoped. Anti-corruption protesters staged rallies at several big cities, with the largest protest in Moscow. Several thousand demonstrators marched through the capital’s main street,...

    Venezuela’s cheerleaders must be held to account
    Jul28

    Venezuela’s cheerleaders must be held to account

    “Venezuela” used to be a country. Now it’s a term of abuse. In the wake of last night’s Senate vote on Obamacare, for example, Twitter lit up with Trumpkins claiming that John McCain – John McCain! – wanted to turn America into a socialist paradise. #SkinnyRepeal defeated thanks to communists McCain, Murkowski & Collins, traitors...

    Why crashes and bangs rarely move markets
    Jul24

    Why crashes and bangs rarely move markets

    The world seems like a much more uncertain place today than it was before the financial crisis. The International Monetary Fund reckons that macroeconomic risk is running at twice the level it was before the failure of Lehman in 2008. The backwash from the crisis, debt-laden governments, low productivity and risk averse businesses and banks, has...

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