December 25, 2013

What Britain Can Learn from Harlem

Michael Goldfarb, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Councils are hoarding thousands of empty properties which could be auctioned off to local families.

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December 19, 2013
Disraeli and the Eastern Question
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
For Disraeli, both a cynic and a romantic, foreign policy was about naked national interests or it was nothing; for Gladstone, the arch-moralist, foreign policy was a humanitarian crusade or it was nothing. Sound familiar?... more ››
December 19, 2013
Don't Wait for Merkel to Fix Europe's Problems
Martin Kettle, Guardian
David Cameron hopes the German chancellor will help him keep Britain in the EU, but she's focused on her own country. more ››
December 15, 2013
Insurgents Are Remaking British Politics
James Forsyth, The Spectator
These two insurgent movements strike fear into the UK’s three established parties. They don’t know whether to dismiss them as extremists, engage with their demands or just laugh at them. The Tories have tried all... more ››
Evolution of marriage continues in England and Wales but hits brick wall in India and Australia. more ››
December 23, 2013
How Babycham Changed British Drinking Habits
Ben Milne, BBC News
It's 60 years since the national launch of Babycham. The sparkling perry was one of the first alcoholic drinks marketed directly to women, and heralded a change in British drinking culture. more ››