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After Finsbury Park

The attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque was a disgusting act of terrorism which should be condemned by all right-thinking people writes Pat Harrington, Director of the Third Way think tank. One man died (though it is not yet clear that this was as a result of the attack) and at least 10 were injured … Continue reading

Book review: “Eagle of Saladin: The Life of Gamal Abdel Nasser”

For most British readers Colonel Nasser will be forever associated with the “Suez Crisis” of 1956. This biography of the Egyptian nationalist leader by Troy Southgate seeks to give a fuller picture of a man who led Egypt from 1956 until his untimely death in 1970. Helpfully, the early part of the book gives a … Continue reading

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