Philip Hammond made quite clear on the Today programme that this government is ‘utterly opposed’ to everything that Isis stands for: it’s difficult to say anything else when militants who… Continue reading The post My enemy’s enemy: Philip Hammond on Isis and Assad appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Liberal Democrats have filed a joke of a politically motivated indictment against Rick Perry for threatening to veto the funding of the Public Integrity Office because it was run by a drunk driving DA who was sloshed she had to be restrained in custody. Show More Summary
Further questions have been raised over an independent Scotland’s place in the world after the Secretary-General of NATO said there would be no automatic membership for the would-be breakaway state. The announcement comes after newsShow More Summary
That’s a semi-serious question. Semi-serious because I don’t really think there’s a “war” on anyone in America. Yet and still, if there’s a war, who’s waging it? Spike Lee doesn’t exactly say… Filmmaker Spike Lee weighed in on the death...Show More Summary
A proud day indeed.
From commentor Original Lee: Here is a photo of our two rescue dogs, Layla (left) and Lucky (right). We are dormant volunteers with Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue. These two and their issues are part of the reason why we’re dormant! After a lot of work and love, these two have become quite pleasant companion [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Gordon Brown, the former Labour prime minister and 'part-time' MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, has entered the independence debate via The Scotsman newspaper by suggesting that the UK will become a federal state within two years, if there is a No vote in next month's referendum. Show More Summary
A regular reader has been in touch to some concerns about the working conditions of Home Carers in North Lanarkshire Council. Apparently, the full-time Home Carer who contacted me is required to work an 11 hour day from 7.00 am until 6.00pm with a half hour unpaid break which is supposed to be taken between 12.30 and 1.00pm. Show More Summary
The Guido Fawkes web site (www.order-order.com) has this fly on the wall video of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in action Raqqa, the group's unofficial capital which lies in the north of Syria. I've never done it myself but I'm sure...Show More Summary
Geoffrey Robertson is an eminent and widely respected QC who lays into both the police and the BBC over the way both organisations have handled serious allegations against Cliff Richard. As Robertson says in The Independent, senior management...Show More Summary
If you ever wondered why the Labour Party and the Labour supporting unions have such a poor track record on equalities issues, then look not further than this grand old man of Labour politics, Austin Mitchell MP. Now if you ask me the...Show More Summary
Although Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy for the past two years, the WikiLeaks founder has been escaping justice for a whole lot longer. Because Assange jumped bail back in 2011 after giving a solemn assurance,...Show More Summary
I enjoyed this cartoon by Morten Morland in The Times. I think the cartoonist makes a very valid point about the hypocrisy of Julian Assange in demanding justice for himself while refusing to face justice in Sweden where he is wanted for questioning in connection with allegations of sexual assault from two separate women.
From The Spectator, 22 August 1914: IT is gratifying to find that the public is rapidly waking up to the fact that other prospects than those of universal unemployment arise… Continue reading The post The Spectator at war: Commercial possibilities appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It's been days since our last open thread. I've been focused on ISIS and Iraq, and readers seem focused on Ferguson. Here's some space to talk about other things, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby insists the airstrikes on Mosul Dam were not "mission creep." “Mission creep refers to the growth or expansion of the goals and objectives of a military operation -- that the goals and objectives change, morph... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Obama’s childhood set the stage
As we have seen time and time again, muddy but lofty sounding words like "Justice" and "Peace" are quickly and easily hijacked.
Ferguson was fairly calm Tuesday night, with most people peacefully protesting. AG Eric Holder arrives in Ferguson today. Here is his letter to the people of Ferguson. Gov. Nixon said the county prosecutor will stay on the case for now,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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