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Mark Briggs

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Channel Hopping

Keeping an eye on British politics, because “Europe” doesn’t start south of the channel.

The Bulldog’s legacy

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Winston Churchill has left British politics with shoes too big to fill.

03.02.2015

Vote UKIP, get Tory

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When it comes to scoring political points, the Conservatives are bending democratic principles.

02.02.2015

Red and blue make purple

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Instead of propagating alternatives to fend off UKIP, Labour and Conservatives are trying to attract voters by emulating Nigel Farage and his gang.

24.11.2014

Bloody poppies

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The poppy has moved from a reminder of the futility of war, to bordering on a somber celebration of the act of sacrifice for Britain. That’s wrong.

13.11.2014

A sea of broken dreams and bodies

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European governments are trying to reduce the number of Africans entering Europe. It is a sad irony that those people are exactly what Europe needs.

01.11.2014

In with the Hip

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An influx of hipsters would bring more to politics than just a snazzy dress sense.

18.10.2014

Fear and loathing in politics

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Back in 2008, Obama ran on a platform of hope. Today, that has become unthinkable – fear just seems to work so much better.

11.10.2014

No right to deny rights

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The Conservative Party plans to pull the UK out of the European Human Rights Act. This is not only absurd, it is shameful.

05.10.2014

The old ball and chain

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Why I am glad Scotland stays with us but potentially would have voted to leave the Union if given the choice.

19.09.2014

Squeaky bum time

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Regardless of the result, the Scottish referendum will change British politics fundamentally – and we should be thankful for that.

16.09.2014

An unexpected summer

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If even the silly season is as eventful as it has been this year, then David Cameron should brace himself for a harsh autumn and winter.

10.09.2014

A hypocritical choice

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Last week, David Cameron nominated Jonathan Hill as the UK’s next European Commissioner. It raises doubts about his intention of keeping Britain in the EU.

24.07.2014
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