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Rugby League – Myth & Reality

  “Rugby League is a 13-a-side game played by white working-class males in the North of England. It is the dominant winter sport in the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia and is also popular in France, New Zealand. Fiji and Tonga despite playing second fiddle there to Rugby Union. It barely … Continue reading

Statues – the great debate

  “Statues are about the present, not the past: they are about the values we want to celebrate through the people we regard as having represented them”, wrote Richard Evans in a recent issue of the “New Statesman”. The same is true of the names of streets and other public places. They reflect the values … Continue reading

Harassment of MPs: the stench of hypocrisy

Scenes of Tory MP Anna Soubry being harassed by pro-Brexit campaigners outside the House of Commons have filled the broadcast media. Some remain supporters have seized on the footage to further stigmatise and demonise those who support Leave. The truth is that many Leave supporters were dismayed by the harassment of Anna Soubry though they … Continue reading

Labour capitulate to Zionist pressure

The Labour Party’s ruling body has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that many believe restricts criticism of the State of Israel. The decision by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) on Tuesday follows a smear campaign assisted by the Labour right, and is a humiliating surrender for Labour’s left wing leadership. Labour has now accepted … Continue reading

Anti-semitic smears: Corbyn hits back at last

  At last! Jeremy Corbyn has finally gone on the offensive after suffering weeks of false accusations of antisemitism leveled at him over his support for Palestinian rights. On Monday night Corbyn slammed Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who had attacked him for appearing at the grave of a Palestinian fighter. Netanyahu said Corbyn deserved … Continue reading

Too Much Victory? The Hungarian Election Results

John Morgan reports on the Hungarian election win for Fidesz Defying predictions that a more energized opposition would reduce the parliamentary majority of Viktor Orbán’s party, Fidesz, in Sunday’s national election, their result is projected to be identical to what it was in 2014, with over 98% of the votes counted as of this writing: … Continue reading

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