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The Independent View: The crisis in Egypt is not in anyone’s interest

egypt fistsThe reaction of the US and EU governments to the crackdown on protestors in Ukraine has been swift. EU governments seem to be considering possible sanctions on Ukrainian officials, the US warned the Ukrainian Government of “consequences” on relations, and the Prime Minister of Ukraine was not allowed to speak at the World Economic Forum at Davos. This stern reaction comes as up to five protestors have been killed in clashes with the police in Kiev over the past week.

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Opinion: Apostasy and Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Corniche - Some rights reserved by CharlesFredRaif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian liberal writer, was arrested on June 17 in Jeddah and charged with ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels’ and ‘going beyond the realm of obedience’. His ‘crime’ at that point appeared to be setting up an online forum, Free Saudi Liberals, and attending a meeting in Cairo on May 7 of the Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy, but the words that constitute the offence were not specified.

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    From LDV on the 18th September 2013 Caron Lindsay reporting on a speech by Michael Moore, who eventually was sacked by Clegg. As you read...
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    No one knows how this will turn out, but I hope it has taught national politicians that they need to think about the areas outside...
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    To my mind there is far too much talk about the benefits of devolution - often seen as a panacea - and far too little...
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    Drew Durning, Who are "the English" that you have come across who have a rapidly growing sense of injustice ?? Just people in your own...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 18th Sep - 9:53am
    A Conservative perspective -- http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2014/09/david-campbell-bannerman-mep-on-the-front-line-this-referendum-has-set-grassroots-politics-alight.html I do not agree with his NO sympathies but I found this an interesting report. He is obviously impressed with...
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    Yes or No Scotland wins.