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December 01, 2023

"Joe Biden is finished" as massacre in Gaza continues

It will be remembered, I hope, as the hug that sank a craven president. It was mid-October. US President Joe Biden made the requisite pilgrimage to Tel Aviv to show that his staunch support for...

In the eye of the beholder

Karen HatterAs I read the article by Deborah Hobson on The-Latest (see above) concerning Vogue's all Black, well, not really, Black issue, I was reminded of a commentary I delivered at a fashion show a couple of years ago on beauty standards. My stati ...

Heartfelt plea to the youth: 'Give up your knife'

My name is Lennie James. I am a 42-year-old father of three. I grew up in south west London, UK. I was brought up by a single mother. I was orphaned at 10, lived in a kids' home until I was 15 and was then fostered. I tell you this not to claim any spe ...

Will the 'war on terror' go on after Bush?

Ahmed El Hadeka - in Cairo, Egypt US President George W. Bush left Washington last week for what was likely to be his last official diplomatic tour of Europe. His itinerary included three major countries: Germany, France and the Britain. He was probably tr ...

Uncovered: British reporters who are spooks

Richard Keeble While it might be difficult to identify precisely the impact of the spooks (variously represented in the press as  "intelligence",  "security",  "Whitehall" or  "Home Office" source ...

'I'm off to Iran before Israel bombs it'

George Galloway MPBy the time you read this, I will be in Iran. I've never been there before, never met an Iranian leader - I don't even like the present Iranian leadership - so remember all that, because it might become important. I'm determin ...

Is multi-culturalism a bad idea?

Marc WadsworthBrainy Britons do not think that multi-culturalism is an ideal to which it is worth aspiring. That was the finding of a readers survey conducted by a politically independent organisation whose members include leading academics, architects, ch ...

Why Robert Mugabe is unmoved by attacks from the West

Lisa HollandZimbabwe's controversial presidential run-off went ahead on Friday despite the withdrawal of the opposition and a storm of international protest to which Nelson Mandela has added his voice on a visit to London.Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader ...

Citizen journalists applaud The-Latest scoop

Deborah Hobson- Contributing Editor So, hapless James McGrath, the former political strategist and  'spin doctor' to newly elected Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson, is no doubt adjusting to a quieter life away from the machinations o ...

Race gaffe row's tide of hate

Marc WadsworthIt's amazing how my scoop about the race gaffe of Boris Johnson's top aide has uncovered the "nasty party" elements of the Conservatives. The-Latest and my personal email in-box have been flooded with an orchestrated tide of ...

A dictatorship's delights

When I get lost on the internet I read all manner of beautiful things. Through the magic of this frequent occurrence for me, I learned a little more about everybody's favourite crazy dictatorship the other day.The country is a place that's stuck i ...

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