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Once more on the subject of “Spooks”

Following a special double episode of the hit BBC television series “Spooks” in which the bad guys turned out to be the Israeli Mossad (see my previous article) you’d think they would take a break….






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Israel at war: first thoughts

Most of the websites that I look at, the ones that largely share my political perspective, have been strangely silent over the last couple of days regarding recent developments in the Middle East — especially…



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A change in the weather?

The death of Iraqi Al-Qaeda boss Abu Musab al-Zarqawi led the BBC website to solicit comments from readers. And invited readers to vote on their favourite comments. Normally, you’d expect something along the lines of…


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Unions: Don’t boycott Palestine

The decisions by major unions in the UK and Canada yesterday to promote peace in the Middle East by encouraging boycotts have come in for a lot of criticism. But I want to understand the…