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Manick Govinda 34m
My humble tribute to the great writer for : VS Naipaul: his own person
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Tony Blair. Richard Branson. And now the Superdry bloke, whose company paid Indian workers a pittance. The people lining up behind a second Brexit referendum are a rogues' gallery of elitists and self-interested capitalists, writes
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"Saying that only gay actors should play gay roles is just a PC form of type-casting. It is called acting for a reason, it is about pretending to be someone you're not. Actors want to be recognised for their talents, not their sexual preferences." on the BBC
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America’s turn against Turkey has emboldened Erdogan and reinforced his autocratic tendencies, writes Tim Black
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The war on ‘fake news’ is part of a concerted drive to censor opinions outside of the mainstream, writes Daniel Ben-Ami
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“We are sleepwalking into a police state. British cops are now telling citizens what they may and may not say on everything from Islam to transgenderism. This PC authoritarianism must end”, says Brendan O’Neill
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"It’s very attractive to people to be a victim. Instead of having to think out the whole situation, about history and your group and what you are doing… if you begin from the point of view of being a victim, you’ve got it half-made" -- VS Naipaul, 1974
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Kofi Annan never hardly ever departed from the US/NATO script. He helped repackage the West’s bloody wars as ‘humanitarian’ endeavours, writes
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The founder of Superdry, which paid Indian workers 28p per hour, has donated £1million to the campaign for a second Brexit ref. This isn’t a People’s Vote, it’s a Bosses’ Vote — the revenge of the elites, writes
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By making enquiries into trans-sceptical speech the police are not just threatening an idea, they’re also threatening the truth - Brendan O’Neill.
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“Bond’s style, swagger and conviction are part of his upper-classness. For the Bond formula to work, this must be a defining element. It means that James Bond, like it or not, is a white man.”
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“Police in Liverpool are making enquiries into a ‘TERF’ group that said ‘Women don’t have penises’. But this is true. Women don’t have penises. In Britain in 2018 you can be investigated by the cops for speaking the truth.” Brendan O’Neill on censorship
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“Westminster has been consumed by the politics of identity. MPs are now more interested in playing the victim card than they are in putting forward policies or visions.” on the Islamophobia / anti-Semitism scandals
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Turkey has refused to back the US's sanctions against Iran, and is moving more and more into Russia's orbit. It has already recalibrated its foreign relations. The old postwar alliances really are coming apart now, writes Tim Black.
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How Kofi Annan gave cover to the West’s bloody wars. By
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“Who is responsible for the rise of Tommy Robinson? The political class. Their chilling of debate about Islam and grooming gangs and terror created the space for people like Robinson who are willing to ask awkward questions” Brendan O’Neill on censorship
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“The left is moving more and more in the direction of technocracy, and I think that is born of its deep disappointment with the masses.” Udi Greenberg on why the left is wrong to panic about populism
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“British people do not have an animus towards Muslims or Islam. They are just puzzled by practices like the veil which make people difficult to engage with.” Qanta Ahmed () on why she opposes the niqab
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“The elitist arguments against Brexit — that voters are dim, visceral, don’t know what they’re voting for — are not new. Such anti-democracy has existed for as long as democracy itself.” Read Mick Hume’s short history of anti-democracy
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“Of course people must be free to criticise Israel. But it is increasingly clear that anti-Zionism is to the left what anti-Semitism once was to the far right: a means of blaming one people for all the world’s problems” Brendan O’Neill on Corbyn
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