Are University Degrees Really Worth Their Cost?

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  A colleague of mine has two sons and a daughter all at University for the first time. Talk about triple whammy. To make matters...

Italy’s Populism – Or Just Democracy, What The People Want?

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We're in favour of Beppe Grillo around here. No, we don't know all the details of varied policies and no doubt some of them...

Perhaps We Shouldn’t Crush Far Right Parties Like The BNP And EDL Then?

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No, we've not lost our minds, we're not recommending support for the fascist boot boys. But perhaps driving them from public and party politics...

Trump’s Harvest Box Replacement For Food Stamps Is A Deliriously Stupid Idea

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Donald Trump's budget includes the idea of replacing food stamps (more accurately, SNAP benefits) with "harvest boxes" of government food. This idea hasn't received...

The Terrible Truth About The British Establishment

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That Britain has an establishment is pretty obvious. But which one it is that rules the country is not quite as all too many...

Too Much False Outrage About Toby Young

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We're aware that opinions of Toby Young can differ. We around here regard him as a Good Thing even if others don't. But there's...

There’s a Simple Solution to Ireland’s Brexit Border Problem – We Lie

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There always was going to be some blowback for what we English have done to Ireland over the centuries and here it is over...

Free Tit Jobs In Tamil Nadu – Why Not, Votes Can Be Bought

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A fairly rumbustious approach to this story from southern India, the state of Tamil Nadu will now offer free breast surgery to women who...

As Donald Tusk Says, There’s No Point In Negotiating With the EU Over Brexit

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There's much shouting going on over how we should be negotiating with the European Union concerning trade and other matters post-Brexit. Yet as Donald...

Let Adelson Pay For the US Jerusalem Embassy – Pecunia Non Olet After All

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This is one of those things with all the potential to cause outrage - Sheldon Adelson is offering to pay some part at least...