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November 04, 2019

Dirty money: Who paid to make Boris prime minister?

Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom “chose” its new prime minister in July 2019 guarantees bafflement, followed by incredulity.Of course, it wasn’t the...

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 ...

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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 ...

Politician Who's Gone Red, Orange and Blue

Deputy Mayor of Skegness Ken Milner has changed his political colours ... for a third time. He has defected from Labour to Conservatives. The district councillor for the holiday resort on the east coast of England said: "I'm just not happy at ...

Dirty money: Who paid to make Boris prime minister?

Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom “chose” its new prime minister in July 2019 guarantees bafflement, followed by incredulity.Of course, it wasn’t the “United Kingdom” choosing at all. Only 0.34 percent ...

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