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    Why we must still accept brexit

    At last… after two years of endless struggle, personal and political bitching and backbiting, the Conservative government has put forward a plan which they hoped after all the negotiations, will finally strike a deal with the European Union that will enable a speedy and orderly departure from the organisation in March 2019.

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    For English football, the future is bleak

    By the time you have read this, the England football team may have been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Most of the current squad who are currently there are inexperienced and that would have been exposed on the pitch by their opponents in the competition. The team are still scarred by the embarrasing defeat to Iceland in the European Championships two years ago. In fact they have had an appalling record in knockout games in both the Worlds and the Euros since 1966… and of course, don’t get started on the penalties…

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    Grenfell Tower fire, one year on

    Why? Why did this preventable tragedy happen? Why weren’t the victims’ relatives, nor the general public told the truth over how many people perished that night? Why did the local council ignore repeated problems with the estate refurbishment? Why, after one year, only a handful of the survivors have been rehoused? Why, why, why?

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    Royal wedding nonsense

    Saturday, according to the British media, is supposed to be a happy day, designed to bring our heavily-divided nation together, and to divert our public attention, briefly anyway, from our entrenched and deep rooted social problems. Our politicians still don’t have a strategy on leaving the European Union. Increasing levels of crime, homeless, and austerity (10 years and counting). The economy is declining, leading to job losses. The ongoing threat of more terror attacks. Repeated public hostility towards foreigners, particularly refugees, non-whites and EU nationals. Our health services are routinely failing to care for those who need help. Yet we are expected to be both grateful and happy that Prince…

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    Immigration scandal: much wider than Windrush

    Oh dear. The Conservative government has been caught with their collective pants down yet again. One of their few political trump cards was the controversial issue of immigration. However, in recent days, they had been bitten on the bum over the status of people who arrived in the United Kingdom from the West Indies on the Empire Windrush ship after World War II.