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Optimism low as England prepare for New Zealand series

Each Test series has its own character and history, and success or failure is viewed quite differently. If Ashes victory is perceived as the pinnacle of English cricketing achievement, defeat to New Zealand, fairly or otherwise, seems to consistently symbolise the gloomy depths to which the England team have sunk. New Zealand, to the cricketing […]

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The Ashes an opportunity for English redemption

Each time an Ashes series beckons, there always seems to be someone big in the world of Australian cricket who boasts of an impending five-nil whitewash. This time it has fallen on Jim Maxwell, the renowned commentator. Much to England’s shame, the last two out of three times they have toured Australia, this has been […]

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Brexit would restore democracy and help trade

You do not have to surrender democracy in order to trade. That is what Britain’s membership of the European Union does. To trade freely with one stagnating economic bloc the British people surrender their control over countless laws that govern them. Leaving presents an alternative vision: we can trade globally and keep our ability to […]