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Blogs & articles

  • The Lobbying Act: how's that working out? +

    It's been a year since the Lobbying Bill passed into law – amid howls of protest from charities, derision from transparency campaigners, and warnings from Parliament. Tamasin Cave asks whether it's delivering on its promise to clean up politics. Read More
  • Grovelling in Riyadh +

    Flags flying half-mast to mark the death of King Abdullah prompted widespread anger, and showed just how out of step the UK Government is with public opinion. Brian Whitaker reflects upon Britain's sycophantic relationship with Saudi Arabia. Read More
  • Trading with tyranny +

    Sensible debate about Britain's cosy relationship with the Gulf's tyrants is almost impossible, writes Brian Whitaker. As soon as questions are raised the foreign policy establishment, usually supported by retired ambassadors, weighs in to defend the status quo. Read More
  • Sharia Watch UK and the metamorphosis of Anne Marie Waters +

    In the first of an occasional Spinwatch series on the counterjihad movement, Hilary Aked examines Sharia Watch and its founder Anne Marie Waters. Read More
  • Steve Emerson: Misinformed expert or misinformation network? +

    Terrorism 'expert' Steve Emerson is more than a comic bafoon. His claims about no-go zones for non-Muslims in European cities are just part of a wealthy network spreading Islamophobia across the West, write David Miller and Tom Mills. Read More
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