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US attack on Syrian forces marks a dangerous escalation

The Tomahawk missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat air base represents a dangerous escalation and calls into doubt how far things have changed with US foreign policy under President Trump argues Pat Harrington When President Trump was campaigning for the Presidency one of his most attractive features was that he didn’t go along with the demonisation … Continue reading

EU leaders reluctantly sign up for self-paced integration

“Any speed, one direction. Britain in the rear view mirror, French elections and Turkish hostility looming on the horizon ahead.” That’s how Pat Harrington, Director of the Third Way thinktank, described the meeting of European Union leaders who descended on Rome to reaffirm their vows to the project that began there 60 years ago. In … Continue reading

The left and indyref2

  In recent Scottish politics, the focus has been on the call from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party and their allies for a second referendum on Scottish independence based on Scotland having a say on its constitutional future prior to Brexit. The grounds of this appeal are flimsy at best as … Continue reading

Poor children still doing badly at school

The gap between poor pupil’s attainment at the end of primary and at the end of secondary school has widened according to a new government report. Reseach by the Social Mobility Commission shows that since 2012, poor children are making less progress year on year than more affluent children. The report finds that poor children … Continue reading

Does the US still want Syrian regime change?

The U.S. under the former President Obama has always wanted to impose Syrian regime change, insisting that the Syrian people should not be allowed to vote for Bashar al-Assad in any elections for Syria’s presidency. Obama’s position on Syria is incredibly hypocritical and puzzling. Russia, Iran and Turkey – countries involved in recent peace talks … Continue reading

Fake It Til You Make It

THE Third Way think tank – 3W – supports the principle of freedom of expression.  With this in mind, it follows that we also support the freedom of the press – and all other forms of media. Ironically the actions of some elements of the media – in particular the more sensationalist ‘red tops’ – … Continue reading