Observations of an Expat: May U-Turn

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Tom Arms

The Lady turned—big time.

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European Parliament negotiates Brexit terms

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Hazel Speed

It is appreciated that Brexit is a subject of which we can all be tired. Even the most ardent commentators and journalists have moments of sighing when reporting on the same.

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Mrs May wins Gold – Labour and UKIP ‘also rans’

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Hazel Speed

Mrs May is ‘on a political roll’ with no challengers in sight.

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One Nation – the UKIP-ization of Australian politics

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Rupen Savoulian

One Nation, the anti-immigrant ultra-right wing political party, has made a huge comeback into Australian politics in the wake of the July 2 2016 federal election. This requires a number of observations to explain its rise, the underlying factors for its reemergence into national prominence, and its impact on Australian political life.

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Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

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Amnesty International

Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

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Observations of an Expat: And So It Begins

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Tom Arms

And so it begins. Or at least it will on Friday January 20th when Donald Trump stands on the steps of the US Capitol building, places his hand on The Bible and swears to protect and uphold the constitution of the United States.

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Still unbeatable? Truck attack shows Merkel’s vulnerability

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Noah Barkin

For months, Germany’s Angela Merkel has looked like the one safe bet in European politics. As Britain’s David Cameron, Italy’s Matteo Renzi and France’s Francois Hollande all succumbed to the scorn of angry voters, the German chancellor promised to fight for a fourth term and seemed destined to win it.

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