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Brits want Blair put on trial for war crimes

Tony Blair should be put on trial for war crimes according to the latest YouGov poll. Two thirds of those surveyed in a representative sample say this. This is what the Third Way wants too. Many believe that Blair knowingly misled Parliament in order to mount an invasion of Iraq in coalition with the United … Continue reading

Undercover cops infiltrated over 1,000 groups in four decades

Undercover police officers have infiltrated more than 1,000 political groups in England and Wales since 1968, the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) has found. The list of groups has not been released, but includes environmentalist, anti-racist and animal rights groups, as well as ‘far-left’ and ‘far-right’ parties, The Guardian reports. It should be noted that we … Continue reading

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