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Margaret Thatcher

8 April 2013 The Passing of Margaret Thatcher By Gwynne Dyer Margaret Thatcher was the woman who began the shift to the right that has affected almost all the countries of the West in the past three decades. She died in London on Monday, 34 years after she became Britain’s first female prime minister and …

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Euro Crisis

12 December 2011 Euro Crisis: Barking Up the Wrong Tree By Gwynne Dyer One senior European politician said angrily that British Prime Minister David Cameron was “like a man who comes to a wife-swapping party without his wife,” and there was some truth in that. Britain does not even use the euro currency, shared by …

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The English Spring

10 August 2011 The English Spring By Gwynne Dyer “I don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection of the masses of the people. It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it’s happening in Liverpool, it’s happening in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and that is the nature of the historical moment,” said Darcus …

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The Christian Threat

27 July 2011 The Christian Threat By Gwynne Dyer Three pieces about Muslims in the same paper on the same day (The Independent, 25 July). The first is a local colour piece about how there are a lot more Middle Eastern tourists in London this summer. Why? Because France has banned the “Islamic” veil (or …

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Murdoch’s Troika

8 July 2011 Murdoch’s Troika By Gwynne Dyer The troika hurtles across the frozen plain. The wolves are close behind, and from time to time a peasant is hurled from the sleigh in the hope of letting the more important people escape. But nothing distracts the pack for long, not even when the occupants of …

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