July 7, 2014

A Sex Scandal to Rock the British Establishment

Anne Perkins, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The unravelling of these allegations may turn out to be the final revenge of the 20th century's grim politics of sexuality, when institutionalised hypocrisy corrupted everything it touched. It established a culture of deceit.

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July 2, 2014
What's Going on in British Prisons?
Joe Clarke, Vice
Scarlett was one of 74 self-inflicted deaths recorded in English and Welsh prisons last year, the highest rate since 2007. This trend has continued with 32 more deaths between the 1st of January and the 12th of May this year.... more ››
If Mr Cameron loses power in next year's general election, little of the damage that has been inflicted on Britain's relationship with the EU in the last few days may in fact matter very much. A new government will be able to try... more ››
July 1, 2014
EU Would Also Be Harmed by Brexit
Hugo Dixon, Reuters
It is not just Britain which would be damaged if it quit the European Union. So would other members. Jean-Claude Juncker’s nomination as Commission president at last Friday’s summit increases the chance of Brexit... more ››
July 1, 2014
The Monarchy Is Holding Canada Back
Paul Heinbecker, Globe and Mail
Fealty to the British monarchy is an anachronism and a drag on Canadian foreign policy that confuses many and delivers little. It is time to turn the page on Buckingham Palace. Doing so need not disavow our history nor disrespect... more ››
July 3, 2014
What Britain Will Lose if Scotland Goes
James Forsyth, The Spectator
The rump that would be left behind after a Scottish yes vote would become a global laughing stock. Whenever the Prime Minister of what remained of the United Kingdom raised his voice in the international arena, he would be met by... more ››