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May 28, 2020

How WE got a Boris Johnson chief advisor FIRED

This website with its biggest scoop got a previous chief advisor to Boris Johnson fired. Johnson was Mayor of London at the time and the "McGrathgate" incident perhaps gives a clue to the...

Why 'Catholic' Tony Must Pay For Iraq War

Deborah HobsonEx-British Prime Minister Tony Blair confirmed his status as showman extraordinaire when he met Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican on the final leg of his 'farewell world tour'. Blair's long goodbye, which began on 10 May, has incl ...

Will Brown have the bottle to lead?

With just days to go before Chancellor Gordon Brown taking over as British prime minister, we must ask the question, can he grasp the leadership nettle? Chris Gaynor discusses the importance of vision and teamwork when you are the person in charge. Tony Bl ...

Why A British National Day?

Communities minister Ruth Kelly and Immigration minister Liam Byrne, have decided that it would be a good idea to celebrate British identity by having a National British Day, writes Chris Gaynor.Forgive me if I reach out for the bucket, but when the humbug ...

'U' turn on Iraq by PM Tony's big ally

The-Latest - EXCLUSIVE A British government architect of the Iraq war has demolished prime minister Tony Blair's case for the unpopular policy by admitting she was wrong to provide him and other colleagues with key legal advice which gave the green l ...

Leak shows Government wants to hobble FOI law

Senior British government minister Alistair Darling is calling for tighter restrictions on the Freedom of Information Act, The-Latest has found out. Trade Secretary Darling is concerned that law does not sufficiently protect advice from officials to ...

Going, going, gone...

Submitted by The-Latest's Phil Simms

What about the slaves who freed themselves?

Effie Jordan Toussaint L'Ouverture or William Wilberforce  — which name is more familiar to you? Each played a crucial, though very different role in the events which led to Britain passing an Act to end the transatlantic slave trade in ...

Good Pres, bad press

Hugo ChavezLeft-wing Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been aggressively attacked by the corporate media worldwide. Here Thomas B Claydon explores the ways in which English national newspapers caricature and misrepresent a country and its president.Several ...

Wear The Cross If You Dare

Deborah Hobson It seems that the Christian faith is being used as a pawn in the political machinations of those seeking to appease sections of the Muslim community in the UK who are disaffected and enraged by controversial Government foreign policy and unp ...

Will The Real Condi Rice Please Stand Up?

Deborah Hobson When I was asked by the Editor  of The-Latest  to write a thought-provoking piece about US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, I drew a long breath and hesitated. For me as a Black woman, Rice's presence, as an African-American fe ...

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