As Donald Tusk Says, There’s No Point In Negotiating With the EU Over Brexit

There's much shouting going on over how we should be negotiating with the European Union concerning trade and other matters post-Brexit. Yet as Donald Tusk has repeated, there's really no point to much of it. Arguments about whether we...

Let Adelson Pay For the US Jerusalem Embassy – Pecunia Non Olet After All

This is one of those things with all the potential to cause outrage - Sheldon Adelson is offering to pay some part at least of the cost of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. One part of the controversy...

Public Electoral Funding Would Revolutionise Politics

From our ever popular series of "Questions in Salon we can answer" comes this one about public electoral funding: Could public funding of elections revolutionize politics? Yes. Obviously and clearly the answer here is yes. Only those who were able to gain...

Jeremy Corbyn mutters about press censorship

One of our problems with Jeremy Corbyn is that it's difficult to know whether he actually means what he says. Our own supposition is that he doesn't understand what he says himself - he doesn't think through to second...

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