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EU migration law changes rejected

Obviously as others have pointed out, emotions are much more important than facts and any suggestion that this country has a limited carrying capacity and cannot carry on offering little more than brainwashing services (marketing, education and media) and banking are racist. Come join the sinking ship!! ... ...

The unstoppable march of the tobacco giants

1) I am totally incapable of concentrating or relaxing when others insist of playing monotonous fast-beat muzak. I can only barely tolerate it under the influence of alcohol (and even then I have better tastes). Yet I have been forced to tolerate in many workplaces, just the same as non-smokers of yesteryear had to tolerate other people smoking. Noise affects brain activity and I do not intend to consume medication with known side effects in order to desensitise myself to...

Srebrenica: ten years on

For Ed Vulliamy there is only one version of the sacrosanct truth, i.e. unprovoked evil Serbs decided to murder seven to eight thousand Muslim Bosnians for no other reason than their religion. For him, the Balkan civil wars of the 1990s had one perpetrator, the Serbs, one set of victims (non-Serbs) and one set of saviours (the united forces of the enlightened democratic West). From this simplified vision we are supposed to draw one simplified conclusion: we need more humanitarian military intervention...

The baby business: Watchdog to crack down on the 'scandal' of IVF clinics

With 7 billion people crowding our planet and tens of millions of unwanted and many abandoned children, why should allow and even subsidise IVF. Having children is not a right, it is an enormous responsibility. I feel for infertile couples who'd make excellent parents. Whatever happened to adoption and fostering? If you want low infant mortality and a sustainable future for  generations to come, then we need a low birth rate. And if we want to avoid a brave new world with designer babies, let's just say...

Tata Steel to shed 1,500 jobs as building slumps

This should hardly surprise us. Successive governments have sold their souls to the worship of globalisation, hedonism and a culture of entitlement. This results in unsustainable growth of consumption, heightened competition, dismemberment of communities and emotional stress. Why not just outsource all work and assign all British born adults a mental health key worker? ... ...

Pulling their punches: How Bolivia

I'm all for equal rights, but men and women are not the same. Why should our basest instincts to inflict physical harm on others be transformed into a form of entertainment? We are reversing thousands of years of progress towards a peace-loving society though an obsession with virtual violence at all levels (movies, video games, paintball, laser quest, kick boxing etc...). Why should women emulate man's dark side? Violence can only be justified as a form of self-defence against assailants. It is always ...

Up In Flames: Cameron's pledge to lead the greenest government ever

Not a bad article from someone who supported the invasion of Iraq for spurious humanitarian reasons. Remember what Alan Greenberg wrote about the true motivation for the US/UK occupation of Mesopotamia? Now why do we need to generate so much energy? Could it have something to do with our addiction to economic growth at all costs? ... ...

Exclusive: From Helmand to Libya: British commander joins rebel fight against Gaddafi

Are you seriously suggesting Western intervention in the region has nothing to do with control over oil and banking? Do you seriously think our governments responds to the democratic will of the people rather than the diktats of unaccountable bankers? Do you seriously think the Benghazi rebels are any more freedom loving than Gaddafi's clan? They will just strike deals with Western oil companies and banks and pay off their middle classes with oil proceeds. Black gold corrupts and these gangsters seem...

More raids as MPs back Libya action

Danger!! Rational critical thinkers are roaming Internet discussion fora. So what should neoliberal enforcers like Nabil do? Resort to the usual arsenal of slurs. We know them all. 1) Conspiracy theorist: any statement that contradicts the neoliberal dream as espoused by the BBC, Guardian and Independent. 2) Supporter of the latest bogeyman, Milosevic, Saddam (does he have surname?), Osama Bin Laden and now Gaddafi.... Next week it will be someone else. Nice guys these Benghazi rebels. Really nice guys. I ...

John Rentoul: Why Libya will get harder from now on

Mr Rentoul does not debate, he lampoons and parodies his opponents, while avoiding substantive arguments based on hard evidence. First the current Libyan government has had over 40 years to slaughter its people, so why would it start now just as US, UK and France bomb the country to support one faction against another? Second Mr Rentoul's mentor, Lord Blair, struck an oil-soaked deal with Gaddafi himself. Search the Web, there's a wonderful series of photos with Gaddafi posing with various world leaders. ...

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