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New rules see US campaign funding skyrocket

March 4, 2012

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Campaign spending in this year’s US presidential election is set to be the highest ever thanks to a landmark decision by the Supreme Court in 2010, yet it looks likely to be matched by a corresponding rise in negative advertisements by candidates. The decision by the United States Supreme Court in 2010 to remove the […]

Kenya faces its date with history

February 3, 2012

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Firstly, an apology for my long silence (even though I suspect many of you may have welcomed it). I started 2012 by taking what amounted to a frivolous month off, catching up with friends and family in the UK and getting away from the rat race that is journalism in East Africa. Immediately upon my […]

Obama’s latest shameful climbdown on Guantanamo

December 15, 2011

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“As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists.” The words of then-Senator Barack Obama in August 2007, making a promise he would repeat often during his successful presidential campaign, […]

Jeremy Clarkson’s a buffoon who thinks he’s funny. Get over it

December 2, 2011

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The title of this blog says it all really. Yes, Jeremy Clarkson is an overpaid fool who thinks he is much more amusing than he actually is. Unfortunately, the BBC and millions of Top Gear viewers agree, and thus he is incessantly wheeled out in order to make some kind of outrageous remark that will […]

Economic gloom spells trouble for Tories

November 30, 2011

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One could almost feel sorry for George Osborne as he faced the House of Commons to deliver his bleak autumn statement, knowing he was about to paint a dismal picture of the British economy and undermine his own claims of competency in handling its problems. That is, if one was able to forget that he […]

The smokescreen of ‘Poppygate’

November 10, 2011

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Hurrah! Silly season is over! The combined might of Prince William and David Cameron have defeated the evil forces of Sepp Blatter and FIFA. England is once again victorious! Land of Hope and Glory etc. No, we haven’t overturned the ridiculousness of the decision to award successive World Cups to Russia and Qatar. Frank Lampard’s […]

Finally, the actual truth on Hillsborough

October 18, 2011

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“Now for the truth”. The Liverpool Daily Echo has every reason to be happy with the outcome of yesterday’s parliamentary debate on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Twenty-two-and-a-half years is a long time to wait for justice. But the families of the 96 Liverpool supporters who tragically died will finally get the truth after Home Secretary […]