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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

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

Trump promises peace and stability

US President-elect Doanal Trump promised a “new era of peace” on Thursday night — claimed he would to end the US’s regime-change policies of the past. Addressing a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the start of a “USA Thank You Tour 2016” for his supporters in the Midwestern swing states that secured his win last … Continue reading

Decision day: should we stay or should we go?

Britain decides today whether to stay in the EU or leave. The Third Way position is very simple: the EU is an undemocratic institution which prevents us from managing our own economy as we would wish. It should be rejected. We regard the EU as an undemocratic institution. Its elected parliament has no real power. … Continue reading

Orlando and Jo Cox: a time for reflection

In the wake of the massacre of 49 revellers in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by a man claiming allegiance to the Daesh Islamic Caliphate and the assassination of Jo Cox by a disturbed man allegedly linked to an American neo-nazi group, we need to sit back and evaluate what’s really going on. Jo … Continue reading

The Easter Rising 1916: a personal view

 W.B. Yeats`  description of the Easter Rising, “A Terrible Beauty is born”, has become a widespread perception. “Terrible”? –  certainly, as thousands of the surviving relatives of its victims on both sides of the Irish Sea over the past century can testify. But where, exactly, is the “Beauty”?  Asks Henry Falconer Patrick Pearse and James … Continue reading