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OPINION

Curious case of Sunak's snap election decision

Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 01/06/2024

» 'Why did he do it? We were all told it would be the autumn and we were hoping by then we could turn things around. It is very perplexing," said a former cabinet minister after Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a surprise election for July 4.

OPINION

Our freedoms depend on press freedom too

News, Published on 06/05/2024

» In just the first week of this year, at least 18 journalists were assaulted while covering alleged election irregularities and violence in Bangladesh. Then, in early February, journalists in Pakistan were hindered from covering elections by a wave of violence, widespread internet blackouts, and mobile-network suspensions. In March, journalists in Turkey were shot at and banned from observing local elections.

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WORLD

UK debates tough anti-smoking law

Published on 16/04/2024

» LONDON - British lawmakers were preparing to vote on Tuesday on a proposal by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to ban anyone aged 15 and under from ever buying cigarettes.

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OPINION

Skimming Thailand

Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/04/2024

» Re: "Task force files cases against 400", (BP, April 5).

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OPINION

A 14th century warning for the 21st century

News, Published on 12/02/2024

» A history student told me recently that he loves researching the 20th century but can't see the point of the Middle Ages. I responded that it can be a big help to understanding our own times -- very troubled times -- to view them in the context even of the remote past.

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OPINION

A 14th Century warning for fans of 21st Century demagogues

Published on 11/02/2024

» A history student told me recently that he loves researching the 20th Century but can’t see the point of the Middle Ages. I responded that it can be a big help to understanding our own times — very troubled times — to view them in the context even of the remote past.

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OPINION

Time to put brakes on immigration

News, Published on 04/01/2024

» No politician can be expected to tell us all of the truth. If they did so, they would lose an election even for town dogcatcher. Nonetheless it doesn't seem too much to suggest, in this season of hope, that 2024 might go significantly better than 2023 if more of our leaders around the world acknowledged realities about some of the troubles that beset us.

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WORLD

A pint of wine? It’s a Brexit thing

Published on 28/12/2023

» In 2024, the Brits will be able to drink like Winston Churchill again.

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OPINION

Tips for PM

Oped, Postbag, Published on 19/12/2023

» Re: "PM 'heavy-hearted' about 2024 prospects", (BP, Dec 14).

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WORLD

UK PM Sunak faces leadership test over Rwanda plan

AFP, Published on 12/12/2023

» LONDON - UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday sought to avoid a humiliating defeat for his latest plans to send migrants to Rwanda that have split his ruling Conservative party.