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Anonymous

How the Western Left Betrayed Me: An Israeli Lefty’s Critique

Being an Israeli lefty means walking an incredibly lonely road. It means to be a Zionist (believing that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish-majority state), but also to believe in a peace with the Palestinians through the two-state solution. We are the ultimate outcasts; Israeli nationalists marginalise

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Alex Hesz

DeSantis for President. It’s all gone Ron.

A cautionary tale, at scale. In the end, every political campaign is a lesson in revisionism.  Those that win are assumed to have been touched by genius, masterminded by a rare masterclass of orchestration. Policy and communications singing in Beach Boys harmony. Lead candidates and their deputies a Torvill and

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Alex Hesz

The NHS and Britain’s healthcare system

The Shakespeare is well-located to serve as a crucial cog in Britain’s integrated transport network. The pub is just outside Victoria Station, between the grand, creaking railway terminus and the slightly less grand Coach Station. Convenient then, because when your train is cancelled and you’ve got to summon the courage

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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza

‘Rwanda is not ready to enter into any immigration treaty’ – Perspectives from the Rwandan Opposition Leader

The rhetoric delivered by some British policymakers that Rwanda is safe and prosperous presents an incomplete perspective of the country. Rwandans do not understand the rationale of the UK Government’s plan to transfer asylum seekers from Britain to Rwanda. Rwandans often flee their country to seek asylum elsewhere. According to the

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Alex Hesz

The Economy

Featuring Darren Jones MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.   Well, of course there’s a German word for it. Gestaltzerfall. Sounds like a festive desert, or perhaps a Winter Olympic candidate city.  It’s the phenomenon we all know whereby we read a word so many times that it loses

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Paul Richards

The Battle for the Don’t Knows

It is hard to start 2024 without a spring in the step. Labour is roughly 20 points ahead of the Conservatives, with healthy leads on the economy, crime, and the NHS. The received wisdom is that there will be a change of government this year, even if Rishi Sunak pushes

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