The Electronics Ban and Lessons in Futility

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Binoy Kampmark

Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the next detonating device is activated on a flight. Shoes are checked to see if they pass muster. Devices are scrutinised.

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Is it time for England to declare Independence?

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Hazel Speed

Oh to be a fly on the wall in respect of the meeting Mrs May is to have with the constituent countries of the UK.

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European Army

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Hazel Speed

If it was not for the seriousness of the topic herein it would have been the source of a smile for those who voted for Brexit. The United Kingdom, apparently, would not ultimately be missed by the rest of Europe yet it will take the formation of an Army of Europe’s Collective States to replace us!

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Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part One

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Ratnesh Dwivedi 

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. Ratnesh Dwivedi spoke to four experts. First in the series is his interaction with Dr Jaimini Bhagwati.

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Observations of an Expat: Brexit Repercussions

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Tom Arms

It looks like Marx was right. The world revolution will start in Britain. It started on Thursday.

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Observations of an Expat: Brexit is BIG

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Tom Arms

Next Thursday and Friday are BIG news days. Allow me to reinforce that through repetition. Next Thursday and Friday are BIG news days. The tail end of the next working week could go down as a historic watershed.

At 7am the British electorate will start marching to polling stations to vote whether to leave or remain in the European Union. At 10pm the stations close and some time in the early hours of Friday morning London time the world will know the British decision with its far-reaching repercussions.

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