December 10, 2013

Britain Is Now a Developing Country

Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian

The Associated Press

We have iPads and broadband – but also oversubscribed foodbanks. Our economy is no longer zooming along unchallenged in the fast lane, but a clapped-out motor.

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December 5, 2013
Britain Up to Its Neck in U.S.'s Dirty Wars
Seumas Milne, The Guardian
The war on terror is now an endless campaign of drone and undercover killings that threatens a more dangerous world. more ››
Hang on, isn’t David Cameron supposed to be in China to drum up orders for British firms? Why, then, instead of focusing on the business in hand, is he giving so many briefings to journalists about matters entirely... more ››
December 7, 2013
Britain's Ethnic Problem
Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
Let’s face it: Britain has an ethnic problem. Its patchwork of peoples, once the envy of the world, has become frayed, its harmony devolving into anger and xenophobia. And, we should be honest, the problem is rooted in one... more ››
December 5, 2013
The Tragedy of London
Sean Thomas, Daily Telegraph
Here’s a typically London story. The poet Dylan Thomas used to live on my street, in Camden. There is a plaque down the road honouring that fact. I’d like to say he came here for the architectural loveliness of the nearby... more ››
December 2, 2013
What on Earth Is Cameron's China Junket For?
Simon Jenkins, Guardian
Such 'trade missions' are a costly waste of time. Why doesn't he do something useful, such as making it easier for Chinese tourists to visit Britain? more ››