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BBC TWO – A Story of China

It normally takes me about five minutes into a history documentary for me to furiously start armchair travelling and searching for flights to discover for myself the exotic locales, the breath-taking architecture and a sense of the imperial court intrigue of the country in question. With Michael Wood’s Story of China, Skyscanner didn’t even get […]

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Hollande’s war on ISIS will change how history remembers him

“France is at war” This was how President Hollande started the speech of his political career. With France reeling from the worse attack on metropolitan French soil since the Second World War. it demanded a speech which stirred the French soul and demanded unity out of adversity. On Monday, in the classical surroundings of the […]

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ISIS should be removed from the Levant, not Assad.

The media this week* is awash with questions about whether the UK should sanction airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. The political pressure for Cameron to drop talk of further military intervention in Syria is building in both the Opposition and amongst his own backbenchers. To sit back and do nothing however, would be a […]

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Membership in the EU is of vital national interest to the UK

Britain’s place is in the EU and at the very heart of it. With the European Referendum portentously looming over us, it is more important than ever to trumpet the overwhelming benefits of the United Kingdom’s membership of the EU and painful implications of Brexit. Membership of the EU is of vital national interest to […]

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Reflecting on Tony Abbott’s Fall

This week saw Australia’s controversial Prime Minister Tony Abbott ignobly ousted from office in a parliamentary coup by his old rival Malcolm Turnbull. It is a bold move for the Liberal Party and a bold move for Australia.There is no doubting that Abbott was a big personality in Australian politics. His bullish ministerial style will […]