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A taxation revolution

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My brother-in-law Ludwig died on Saturday 11 March, 2017. Ludwig was 62 this year, so he lived into old age for someone born with the health problems he was born with. In recent years he had severe dementia. He didn’t respond at all to anything the last few times we went to see him. He had…

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A new deterrence

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Hybrid warfare and the future of NATO defence policy On Saturday 18 March the first 150 of 800 UK armed forces troops landed in Estonia, as part of the UK’s commitment to defending NATO’s Eastern border. The 150 troops will establish a military base in time for the arrival of the further soldiers, tanks and…

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Progressive leadership

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The electoral year in Europe started last week with national elections in the Netherlands. French presidential elections will follow in April and May and in autumn there will be German federal elections and parliamentary elections in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Progressive parties in all these countries face the challenge of overcoming the trend of…