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“Shamima Begum wants to come back to Britain for a quiet life. I’m sorry but you cannot side with a barbaric army that has massacred British citizens and then expect to waltz back into the UK. This isn’t your home anymore, Shamima”, says Brendan O’Neill
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“Italy has effectively been in recession for the past 10 years. 25% of the industry wiped out. 30% of people are unemployed. In some regions 70% are unemployed. And if Italy stays in the Euro, there is no end in sight.” on Italy's crisis
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“When MPs say they want to take No Deal off the table, they really mean they want to take Brexit off the table. No Deal is the only remaining option that adheres to what we voted for in 2016: a clean break from the EU. Kill No Deal and you kill Brexit.” Brendan O’Neill on Sky
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"The Rushdie affair debuted what has become known as call-out culture. Anyone can at any time become the target of mass denunciation and ad hominem harassment for saying, well, almost anything" on the meaning of the Rushdie affair 30 years on
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‘Decolonise the curriculum’ is now such a drab, conformist cry that even the Office for Students is pushing it. It is time we stopped indulging this highly racialised campaign and instead called out its prejudicial thinking, says
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Michael Powell Feb 16
Words perhaps even more important today
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Jonathan Haidt Feb 16
on the ways that the Rushdie affair and the principle of blasphemy have affected Western intellectual life
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spiked Feb 16
No Deal? No problem. The Guardian’s Larry Elliott and spiked’s bust the biggest No Deal myths on the spiked podcast Myth #1: the end of ‘frictionless’ trade Reality: trade is not frictionless today Listen to the full episode here:
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Ella Whelan Feb 15
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spiked Feb 16
“Rushdie understood the principle he had been conscripted to represent, and he stood firm for it. ‘What is freedom of expression?’, he famously said. ‘Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.’” on the heroism of Salman Rushdie
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spiked Feb 16
“In Italy, anyone who is anti-EU is derided by the mainstream as a ‘sovereignist’. But the struggle for sovereignty, for democratic determination, is a fundamentally progressive cause.” on Italy’s populist revolt
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spiked Feb 16
“I’m sick and tired of Brexiteers being called extremists. The real extremists are the Remainers who have devoted their lives to thwarting the largest vote in UK history. Declaring war on democracy is a genuine act of extremism.” Brendan O’Neill on the pod
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spiked Feb 16
Being generally richer than Brexiteers, Remainers have more to lose. This is why they are more susceptible to economic scare stories. Meanwhile, they seem to miss the fact that the EU is in decay and will one day soon crumble, writes
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spiked Feb 15
The Amazon debacle in New York exposes the dangers of middle-class kneejerk anti-capitalism. New Yorkers supported the building of the Amazon HQ. It would have created 25000 jobs. And yet ‘radicals’ like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mercilessly killed it off Brendan O’Neill on Sky
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Daniel Pipes  دانيال بايبس Feb 14
If you plan to read one 30th-year retrospective on "The " episode, I recommend 's "Chilling Legacy of the Affair," where he points to the many & negative developments that followed on that 's Day in 1989.
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spiked Feb 15
"I was at a campus debate on feminism where an SU officer was monitoring everything we said for 'hate speech'. This really frightened the student who organised it -- she will now think twice about putting on another event" on campus politics
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spiked Feb 15
"In much the same way that the Columbine High School massacre of 1999 became a template for subsequent school shootings, the Rushdie affair became a template for global intellectual terrorism" on the anniversary of the fatwa
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spiked Feb 15
“Italy has effectively been in recession for the past 10 years. 25% of the industry wiped out. 30% of people are unemployed. In some regions 70% are unemployed. And if Italy stays in the Euro, there is no end in sight.” on Italy's crisis
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Thomas Fazi Feb 15
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spiked Feb 15
Brexit voters knew it would be a rocky road ahead. But they’re willing to trade short-term uncertainty for a brighter, long-term future. Business and well-to-do Remainers cannot understand this because they are petrified of risk, writes
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