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The Rio+20: "Leaderless and weak, a little like planet Earth"

The Rio+20: “Leaderless and weak, a little like planet Earth”

This week, 20 years on from the historic 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world’s leaders will gather in that same beautiful city to do some reconvening. Except that they wont. Or at least the leaders from the biggest nations won’t. This is an event that could mean so much for...

The Conservative Soul: Why the right ‘Do God’.

Whilst living in America, Christopher Hitchens derived great pleasure by reminding the American conservatives, who had become his allies following his support for the war in Iraq, that if they really were the enemies of big government then they ought to be avid supporters of secularism. He had spent the later years of his extraordinary...

The Precedent of the French Republic

In the wake of the post-budget “omnishambles” and a “disappointing” slide back into recession, the Conservative Party has not only plummeted in the polls but has also been divided by accusations of arrogance and elitism directed towards David Cameron and George Osborne. In response to this it appears the Prime Minister is willing to appease...

Formula 1 War Zone

While a handful of multi-millionaires drove there logo emblazoned cars over the tarmac inside a tightly secured perimeter evoking memories of the Green Zone in Baghdad, peaceful and not so peaceful protests erupted outside. The Bahrain Grand Prix was supposed to showcase an island that had returned to safety, stability and transparency, instead it will...
David Cameron and the Prodigal Swan

David Cameron and the Prodigal Swan

David Cameron is “extraordinary”, he is “the best thing we have left on this planet” according to Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The celebrated Lebanese philosopher even boasts about his informal visits to Downing Street to meet Dave in his t-shirt and jeans. Taleb is the acclaimed author of The Black Swan; hailed by The Sunday Times...