Category: politicians

Liz Truss and the failure of Western democracies

One could also point to the failure of UK media, all of which were aware of her… weaknesses as a member of cabinet, let alone PM. Photo: Britain’s…

Obituary: Robert F. Kennedy (politician) 42 (05 June 1968)

Robert F. Kennedy’s death, after his brother and so many others, would all but paralyze an entire generation. 28 Februray 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News…

Don’t ask Armando Iannucci if ‘satire is dead’

The film and TV writer answers your questions on advising Boris Johnson, dining with Alan Partridge and more 24 February 2022 | Rich Pelley | The Guardian |…

US Senate confirms Rahm Emanuel as envoy to Japan

Republican kingmaker Sen. Ted Cruz agreed to lift his hold on the nominee in exchange for allowing a future vote related to a Russian gas pipeline  Photo: Chicago…

What Iceland might us about politics after Covid

Former Icelandic PM David Gunnlaugsson reflects on the political exhaustion that has gripped his country. Photo: Getty 03 November 2021 | David Gunnlaugsson  | spiked Iceland – a…

Dear COP26: The children of Madagascar are on the brink of famine caused by climate change

Politicians love invoking ‘plausible denial.’ They are too busy, wheeling and dealing and kissing babies to know what is happening ‘in the world.’ Share this item with your…

Will Millionaire Politicians ever Tax their Billionaire Brethren? No.

You have to love these tax-the-rich ‘investigations.’ The conclusions are always the same: Yes, tax the superrich, but it won’t be easy. Photos: Jeff Bezos’ net worth is…

British tax havens flourish even as Boris boasts about making the poor pay

Of the 18 legislatures across the globe that Westminster is ultimately responsible for, some are among the worst offenders in the world of money laundering, tax dodging, and financial…

The African Leaders who Opened the ‘Pandora’ Money Box

The ICIJ investigation found that nearly 50 politicians and public officials from 18 African countries had connections to offshore entities. Photo: Kenya’s President Kenyatta is known for his war…

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