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How a new government should work with the Middle East

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Present day Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel/Palestine and Saudi Arabia were part of the Turkish Empire for more than 400 years.  Much of this area is desert, but it also includes the “cradle of civilization” along the great Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the East coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the world’s most important sources…

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How Labour could get public procurement right

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One of the major and traditionally undervalued economic and social tools that government has available to it is the way that it spends public money on private business. UK public procurement expenditure accounts for about £227bn a year, of which about £45bn is by government departments (the remainder being mainly health and local authorities). It…