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BORIS: PROGRESSIVE IMAGE IS JUST SPIN

During last year’s London mayoral election, Ken Livingstone argued that underneath Boris Johnson’s affable, buffoonish persona there was a hardline right-winger. Johnson’s writings for the Tory press over the years…

INDIAN ELECTION 2009

The Indian election will be an impressive spectacle, with 543 parliamentary seats and 4,145 assembly seats being contested in a rolling poll over four weeks from the 16th of April…

POLICING AT THE G20 LONDON SUMMIT

It was good to see London acting as a venue and host on the international stage to world leaders at the G20 London Summit, which marked the latest stage in…

SRI LANKA: ONLY A POLITICAL SOLUTION CAN BRING PEACE

The protests by Tamil demonstrators at Parliament Square this week have had the effect of at last drawing the media’s attention to the appalling plight of Tamil civilians caught behind…

LONDON IN MULTIPLE IDENTITIES

I have commented on the issue of identities before on this blog, for example in connection with Sikh girl Sarika Watkins-Singh’s successful court case over her right to wear a…