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    Martin Edwards
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    “In the last days of the Obama administration, after presiding over eight years of counterproductive “nation building”, a very surprising series of events unfolded over the Christmas / new-year holidays. First, on December 23rd, we had a UN resolution (number 2334) on Palestine, one critical of recent Israeli policy, and yet not vetoed by the USA”.

    Read more >>> Kerry Speaks Out on Israel

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    Martin Edwards
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    “I was drawn to this topic, a sensitive one to be sure in contemporary Scotland, by a social media post sharply critical of a letter published in the die-hard SNP supporting paper “The National”. The social media post highlighted the xenophobic and anti-English sentiments in this letter as symptomatic of a narrow prejudice at the heart of Scottish nationalism, and by extension most or all nationalist movements. The offending letter is reproduced in full below”:

    Read more >>> Nationhood versus Nationalism

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    Martin Edwards
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    “The British Press have long had the tendency to sensationalise the mundane and, in relation to issues of national significance, either omit them entirely or report deliberately skewed half truths and untruths.

    Take for example the 12 page Daily Mail series of articles into the role of Sir David Bell and Julia Middleston’s Common Purpose in relation to the Leveson Inquiry into the behaviour of certain segments of the British Media. Not only was Sir David Bell involved with organisations such as the Media Standards Trust, which spawned the ‘Hacked Off’ campaign to set up the inquiry into possible regulation of Britain’s free press, he also sat as a senior member of the Leveson Inquiry panel itself. He shared that platform with two others having Common Purpose connections”.

    “Where else can we find the fingerprints of David Bell and Julia Middleton?”

    Read more >>> We’re All In This Together

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    Martin Edwards
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    “On Wednesday 11 January 2016, Melanie Shaw, the whistleblower on the horrific abuse of children which occurred at the then county council-run Beechwood Children’s Home in Nottinghamshire in the late 1980s, was given a two-year custodial sentence in a secret court hearing”.

    Read more >>> Melanie Shaw Given Two Years Following Secret Court Hearing

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    Martin Edwards
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    “Fairness: everyone is demanding it. Theresa May is basing her “shared society” on it. Jeremy Corbyn wants a fair society. But what is it, and what do they mean when they invoke it?

    In February 2010, just three months before the election of the Condemn Coalition Government, David Miliband was widely reported as calling for a “reset” of the British Constitution. The then Nu-Labour Foreign Secretary argued that there should be a “wide ranging reset referendum which would allow voters to express an opinion on a series of constitutional reform proposals on the same day”.

    Read more >>> In Pursuit Of Fairness – Part 1

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    Martin Edwards
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    “Donald trump is soon to become the 45th president of the United States of America. I find myself wondering if he could job share; First Minister of Scotland, say on the weekends. He could work on his golf swing too”.

    Read more >>> The Donald For First Minister

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    Colourful look as ever by Pepe Escobar at Davos, on new silk roads, courtesy of the Saker.

    Global helmsman Xi Jinping steps up with charm offensive

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    Martin Edwards
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    “Strategic Defence Initiatives’ submission to MPs describes at length how HM Armed Forces have been betrayed, how they are being denied workable British equipment by MoD policy, and how they continue to be amalgamated into EU military union despite the irrelevance of Brexit”.

    Read more >>> Evidence To The Defence Committee On EU Military Union

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    Martin Edwards
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    “Today Theresa May set out her stall. Britain is leaving the EU. Brexit means Brexit. And now, at last, we begin to see what Brexit means.

    Theresa May’s speech today confirmed our analysis of the policies at work. “A little over 6 months ago, the British people voted for change,” she said. “They voted to shape a brighter future for our country. They voted to leave the European Union and embrace the world.”

    Embracing the world is a policy agenda that Theresa May has been discussing since she became Prime Minister. Her intention is the fatal embrace of the black widow spider. The “brighter future” of Britain can be summed up in one hashtag: #GlobalBritain.

    Brexit, you see, “means more than negotiating our new relationship with the EU. It means taking the opportunity of this great moment of national change to step back and ask ourselves what kind of country we want to be.”

    Is this a question which needs to be asked? This question was certainly not included on the referendum ballot, and I have no recollection of anyone campaigning on the “Leave” side asking it in the run-up to the vote”.

    Read more >>> Theresa May: Embracing The World (Order)

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