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Seldom does a Prime Minister display such lack of diplomatic common sense as David Cameron does when it comes to his EU policy. From lecturing in a patronising fashion from the side-lines to exercising an ineffective and unnecessary veto, Mr Cameron has managed to alienate and baffle in equal measure his European partners. But this… » read more

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If one looks at the economics, Greece is doomed. Odds are stacked against it and, with the IMF-ECB-EC Troika visiting Athens this week, economists across the world are speculating when (rather than if) it will leave the Eurozone. Its economy is on the verge of collapse. It is not just the massive debts accumulated after… » read more

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Another quarter, another set of negative GDP figures, another drop back in recession for the British economy. The much talked about but yet elusive recovery seems to be slipping away from our grasp once again. Many, especially those on the left side of the political spectrum, will tell you this was inevitable. No surprise. Nor… » read more

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A long time has passed since the days of Athenian direct democracy. Even though it certainly had its faults (women, slaves and non-citizens had no voting rights, for example) it is probably as close to the meaning of the word we ever got (democracy, loosely translated, means people power). Today’s democracy is of a different… » read more

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