One Nation Train

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Binoy Kampmark

The global populist fever is catching. Put the nation first before all else, patria before sense. Make America Great Again. One Nation before any other. Australia has been a fairly non-responsive patient to that effect, keeping its symptoms to the rural fringes of the country, or the more bitter blue-collar edges disgruntled by immigrants. While essentially conservative and reactionary, the Australian skill over the years has been to temper revolt with urbanism, mortgages and status anxiety.

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Pillars of State

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Muhammad Shoaib Khan

Ever heard about a society which is entirely polarized, but people are living for their interests instead of a cause? Heard of a country having the sixth largest army and is an atomic power, where the government didn’t have many resources to run the country but the politicians have investments in foreign countries more than in their own country? Do you want to hear about a country rich in minerals, having more coal than the oil in the Middle East, but is still under international funds or wants money from the IMF to run the government? In the world one country exists; Pakistan.

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Government defeated in Brexit bill

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Hazel Speed

Peers from the UK’s House of Lords yesterday voted on Amendment 9B to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill at Committee Stage which would make the Government produce proposals within three months of notification for EU citizens legally resident in the UK to have the same rights of residence after Britain leaves the EU.

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Fela: The departed voice of consciousness who died in the siege of controversy


Ogunniyi Abayomi

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, popularly known as Fela Kuti, in his lifetime poked his fingers into the eyes of military personnel and politicians decrying the exploits and carnage orchestrated within the walls of our territory.

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