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The Great British tragedy

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As a social democrat it is my clear belief that creating a better world requires cooperation. Only by fighting together against the harsh consequences of raw capitalism did our ancestors manage to gain workers’ rights. And only by standing united did women suffragettes all over Europe manage to gain the right to vote. There are…

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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…