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Thailand’s Asylum Crackdown

By Alexander Baron

This short but eye-opening BBC documentary reveals the reason the West has a massive problem with illegal immigrants while Thailand does not. Concentrating on Pakistani Christians fleeing genuine persecution in their homeland, we see what happens to these people when they arrive in the Thai Kingdom: the lucky ones end up in squalid apartments dependent […]

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A Woman Called Smith

By Alexander Baron

Some twenty-two years ago I met or rather appeared before Mrs Justice Smith (as she then was). For reasons that had nothing to do with either sexual attraction or the current subject I thought on that day she was the most beautiful woman I had ever set eyes on. She is currently 75 years old, […]

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Columbine: A Killer In The Family

By Alexander Baron

What does it feel like to give birth to a monster? That was a question Kirsty Wark refrained diplomatically from asking when she met the mother of Dylan Klebold, one half of a duo who made Bonnie & Clyde lo tame. On April 20, 1999, her 17 year old son and his slightly older co-conspirator […]

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The Truth About Exaro

By Alexander Baron

Launched in October 2011 as a website dedicated to investigative journalism under the bold slogan HOLDING POWER TO ACCOUNT, Exaro is run by Mark Watts, who likes to present a stern, intellectual face to the world. Exaro claims to be in the forefront of exposing especially rape, child sexual abuse and even child murder, yet […]

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Who Is Killing Cats In Croydon?

By Alexander Baron

That was alliterative, wasn’t it? Almost as good as “firty fousand fevvers on a frush’s froat”. Seriously though, recently someone has been taking great care sellotaping A5 flyers to letterboxes and such in the Penge area that warn of missing cats around the M25. Others are being mutilated: slashed, de-tailed or even murdered. Sounds cat-astrophic. […]

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Black Lives Matter: The Story Of A Slogan

By Alexander Baron

This BBC World Service documentary tries to lo at both sides of this issue, and succeeds, to a degree, but are there really only two sides, and are the two we see both equally valid? In the first place, wannabe cop George Zimmerman was not white, and Michael Brown was no saint. And are they […]

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Japanese Whalers Defy International Court of Justice

By Tim Sandle

Whaling is an emotive subject and most countries in the world have stopped killing the intelligent mammals or never engaged in the practice in the first place. A few years ago, the United Nations banned whaling. Two countries periodically defy the ban: Norway and Japan. Recently, a Japanese whaling fleet has illegally slaughtered hundreds of […]

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The Return Of The Crazy White Men

By Alexander Baron

There are those of a certain political persuasion who have been attempting to portray terrorism as an exclusively Islamic phenomenon. While Islamist (not Islamic) terrorism has been rampant since 9/11, they are not the only people who are able and willing to commit indiscriminate murder. That hard fact was brought home in graphic fashion recently […]

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Lord Bramall Is Innocent, Like So Many Others

By Enza Ferreri

Lord Bramall, a UK former armed forces chief dubbed a “war hero”, has launched a serious attack against London’s Metropolitan Police Service (Met for short, aka Scotland Yard) for “failing to speak to witnesses who cast doubt on the claims made 10 months earlier by an alleged abuse victim called Nick”. Almost a year ago the 92-year-old […]

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The Great Car Crash Con

By Alexander Baron

One of the most bizarre and indeed one of the most dangerous financial scams to come to light in recent years is the cash for crash or crash for cash con. In case you have not heard of it, it involves people iberately crashing cars to claim the insurance money. There are variations on this […]

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