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ROOTS OF RADICALISATION

ROOTS OF RADICALISATION

    ‘Fxxx off back to your chapel’, Father, ‘where you belong’. Along with others, I was on the street in Derry in January 1969, trying to stop a group of youngsters from throwing stones at the RUC. A futile exercise but a social learning experience with the

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BRITAIN FIRST

BRITAIN FIRST

Watching a   Party Political broadcast by the Leave Campaign this week , I was reminded of Tom Lehrer’s quip that political satire became obsolete when Kissinger was awarded the Peace Prize. This was nauseating hypocrisy at its most jaundiced; those propagating that view are the current custodians

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Toumani and Sidiki Diabeté, UKIP and Peter Robinson

Toumani and Sidiki Diabeté, UKIP and Peter Robinson

It was a rare joy to spend an evening at the Usher Hall in the company of these two cultured and dignified , Muslim gentleman  after a week in which we had  witnessed malevolent   scare-mongering by UKIP and the refusal of Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Peter Robinson,

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UKIP – what it means for Scots

UKIP – what it means for Scots

Clackmannanshire has just about 30 000 people on the Electoral Roll and, in a 30% turn-out last Thursday, 1200 of them voted for the UKIP candidate, David Coburn. That’s something over 1 2% – modest but significant and worrying. I have lived and worked in this area for nearly

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