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A footballing thought experiment

A footballing thought experiment: This is prompted by Alvaro Morata’s request for Chelsea fans to stop chanting the “Y-Word” https://twitter.com/AlvaroMorata/status/906579973443608576 (The full wording of the chant is available here: https://twitter.com/BenXin16/status/906602917918109696) Some point out that the term can be an indicator … Continue reading

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Non-religious people against abortion

This post is prompted by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s recent comments about abortion and the inevitable, outraged response from many quarters. It is widely assumed that opponents of abortion are, as in Rees-Mogg’s case, motivated by religious belief. Whilst that is often … Continue reading

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Chris Williamson: accusations of antisemitism are “proxy wars and bullshit”

This is now available on the Engage site.  

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EUROPEANS HEIGHTEN THREAT LEVELS

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved”. Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross”. Londoners have … Continue reading

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“A chilling spectre at the table of justice”

From the introduction to Deborah Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial”:   ‘[Following Deborah Lipstadt’s victory in the libel trial brought against her by David Irving,] most commentary in Britain was enthusiastic. But two professional historians dissented. Donald Cameron Watt wrote … Continue reading

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Update

Update In the comments, “MehtaKultur” draws attention to a note produced by David Blunkett in the 2004 case of R v Kalayci, which claimed that the “wings” distinction was based on the UK government’s dealings with the IRA. Whilst the … Continue reading

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Closing the loophole: time to clip Hizballah’s “wings”

This is a guest post by James Mendelsohn On 18 June, just 15 days after the terror attacks in central London, the flag of Hizballah was paraded through central London at the annual Al-Quds Day March, without police intervention. This … Continue reading

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