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The Trumpish Art of the New Dealer

In the same way the hard of hearing can still follow the gist of a speech by watching an expert in sign language interpret the opening and shutting of a political leader’s mouth, given the widespread international varied reactions President … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 9 November 2014 on Matthew 25: 1-13

The things that you’re li’ble to read in the Bible, It ain’t necessarily so! (from Porgy and Bess)   Is today’s reading really about end times? If you cast your mind back to 2011 there was something almost sad and tragic … Continue reading

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Iran: Why their notion of a nuclear deterrent refuses to go away.

The old adage suggesting walking a mile in someone else’s shoes before rushing to judgment is probably too much to hope for, but to some outsiders at least, there is one key question largely ignored by those currently insisting that … Continue reading

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WHY THE WEST WON’T DO MORE IN LIBYA

Lord Palmerston’s often quoted dictum about there being no friends in international politics, only interests, appears about to come true yet again. This time it is Libya. It is a sad fact that powerful nations show scant regard for any … Continue reading

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THE SUNNI SHIA DIMENSION TO REBELLION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The majority of casual observers in the West have taken some time to realise that one of the most serious dimensions to the current unrest now reaching boiling point in places in the Middle East is a replay of the … Continue reading

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MUBARAK AND THE WISDOM(?) OF HINDSIGHT

A thirty year regime dictator, strong ally of the US in the Middle East has been toppled by a vast crowd of protestors complaining of years of State control and oppression, enraged to the point of waving their shoes in … Continue reading

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