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    Philibuster

    The wily Trade Commissioner’s future rests on a report into his implausible explanations from the circumspect but stringent EU Commission President. By Jonathan Baxter. National morale had already been starting to crack before more than 80 attendees sat down for dinner at the Clifden Station House Hotel. As a result, this was never going to […]

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    Tune into BBC 2 tonight. From Jimmy Savile to Carl Beech, the BBC’s lamentable coverage of VIP sex abuse.

    By Joseph de Burca. The BBC has a lamentable record insofar as VIP sex abuse is concerned. It allowed Jimmy Savile prey on children for decades while countless officials knew what he was like. Johnny Lydon (aka ‘Johnny Rotten’ of the Sex Pistols) was shut down when he tried to expose Savile. If Lydon – […]

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    What are the Garda doing at evictions?

    The presence of gardaí at evictions may lead tenants to believe that they have no choice but to vacate their home. By Conor Doyle. Video footage emerged last Thursday of the latest iteration of what’s become a familiar scene. Men, dressed head to toe in black, with dark glasses and face coverings (although on this […]

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    Beware of Murmuring Judges and prepare for Whigs on the Green.

    The current political administration in Britain attacks the Civil Service (by cull) and the Judiciary (by murmuring) while tightening the grip of the Executive, particularly through unelected advisers and ‘specialists’. By Christopher Stanley For readers of Village the names of Gina Miller and Shamina Begum may not immediately be recognised. They are two women with British citizenship. […]

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    CETA will provide greater certainty for investors suing foreign states

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – implemented in an EU/Canada trade deal – introduces a bilateral Investment Court System and will transform it into a Multilateral Investment Tribunal. By Anna Jermak Introduction Given that foreign investments significantly contribute to a country’s economic prosperity, States have been trying to attract foreign investors by offering them […]

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    Brexitology: the deal and the problem

    The UK will probably apply lower environmental and social standards, and in exchange will have EU tariffs applied to its goods and restrictions on freedom of movement to the EU. By Michael Smith Britain formally left the EU on 31 January, and is now in a transition perioduntil the end of the year. Boris Johnson’s […]

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    The elephant in the (staff)-room – lack of diversity.

    We need to move beyond tokenism to ensure genuine equality of access to training and jobs for teachers from minority backgrounds.   By Sorcha Grisewood. In her memoir, ‘No You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America’, political activist Symone Sanders recalls her experience of school in America: “In Omaha, my sister and I went […]

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