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Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust The Inside Scoop - FiveThirtyEight
This is the eighth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by most of the American media.
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8 days ago
Why Early Voting Was Overhyped - FiveThirtyEight
This is the fifth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media.
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8 days ago
Ohio Was A Bellwether After All - FiveThirtyEight
This is the fourth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were
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14 days ago
The Invisible Undecided Voter - FiveThirtyEight
This is the third article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated
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14 days ago
Is Trump Ending the American Era? - The Atlantic
Donald Trump was right. He inherited a mess. In January 2017, American foreign policy was, if not in crisis, in big trouble. Strong forces were putting stress
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14 days ago
Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress - The New York Times
Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that
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14 days ago
Robert Mueller Is Officially Closing in on Trump - Vanity Fair
Robert Mueller leaving the U.S. Capitol. From REX/Shutterstock. While weeks of steady leaks about the Justice Department’s Russia probe revealed that special
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14 days ago
The Media Needs To Stop Rationalizing President Trump’s Behavior - FiveThirtyEight
Whenever President Trump lashes out against someone or something in a way that defies traditional expectations for presidential behavior — for instance, his
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14 days ago
Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern? - Opinion - The New York Times
Na Kim; Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times The mental health of Donald Trump has been under scrutiny since he began running for president. Now 28
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14 days ago
Why Trump Is Not Mentally Fit to Be President - Rolling Stone
At 6:35 a.m. on the morning of March 4th, President Donald Trump did what no U.S. president has ever done: He accused his predecessor of spying on him. He did
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14 days ago
The Madness of Donald Trump - Matt Taibbi - Rolling Stone
Tuesday, August 30th, Springfield, Missouri. Fresh off his "no more talking" tweet about North Korea that again puts the world on nuke alert, Trump flies to this sleepy little Ozark hub for a bit of image rehab.
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14 days ago
Trump Hotel at Night: Lobbyists, Cabinet Members, $60 Steaks - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — It was nearing midnight at the Trump International Hotel, and the president’s son was eating macaroni and cheese.

Enveloped in the smooth tones of jazzy hotel music, soft light from a million tiny chandelier crystals and the scent of candied bacon, Eric Trump, fresh from a rally this month in West Virginia, declined a question from a reporter and instead posed one of his own.
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14 days ago
To Allies’ Chagrin, Trump Swerves Left - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders perched on the couches in the Oval Office froze in mid-smile on Wednesday afternoon when they realized President Trump was bypassing them to cut a short-term spending and debt ceiling deal with Democrats, and not them.
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14 days ago
Trump Hasn’t Dismantled Obama’s Legacy Yet — And May Not Ever - FiveThirtyEight
Sometimes it seems as though President Trump is rapidly reversing much of what Barack Obama did as president. But he really isn’t — at least not yet. The Trump
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14 days ago
Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger - David Remnick - The New Yorker
Time and investigation will tell whether Donald Trump or his surrogates colluded in any foreign interference in the election; what is entirely clear is that he was, with his penchant for exploiting an enemy’s weakness, eager to add weight to the heavy baggage that Clinton, after thirty-five years in public life, carried into the campaign.
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14 days ago
London Revokes Uber’s License to Operate - The New York Times
The Uber Hub in London. Transport for London, which regulates ride-hailing services in the city, said the company’s “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of
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14 days ago
Clinton Not Impressed by Universe’s Cruel Sense of Irony - Vanity Fair
Not pleased. By Drew Angerer/Getty Images. After Hillary Clinton left her job as secretary of state and before she “officially” decided to run for president,
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14 days ago
Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and Dark Humor - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Miami in October 2016. Doug Mills/The New York Times Hillary Clinton has written a book. Have you heard? Choice quotes
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14 days ago
Is Trump a White Supremacist? - Charles M. Blow - Opinion - The New York Times
President Trump at a rally in Vienna, Ohio, in July. Doug Mills/The New York Times “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/
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14 days ago
What Ta-Nehisi Coates Gets Wrong About American Politics - George Packer - The Atlantic
There’s a lot to admire in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new essay . It’s one of those pieces that grabs you with its first paragraph and never lets go. The argument keeps
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14 days ago
The End of Identity Liberalism - Opinion - The New York Times
Dan Gluibizzi It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly
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14 days ago
The First White President - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact.

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14 days ago
What Happens If the Obamas Move to the Upper East Side? - Vanity Fair
By Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. New York City could soon have some new high-profile residents in Barack and Michelle Obama. The former first couple are
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15 days ago
Netflix for news: Is this app the future of journalism?
It is billed as the Spotify of journalism. CompassNews is an app that offers content from all the major paywall publishers for just £3 a month if you’re a…
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16 days ago
Amazon says there are now 5,000 people working just on Alexa - Quartz
Amazon is going all in on the Echo, its popular smart-home device. Today (Sept. 27) in Seattle, the company unveiled a new version of the Echo, a small
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20 days ago
5 Things to Know About British Airways Executive Club - The Points Guy
A logical strategy for using British Airways Avios is redeeming them for British Airways-operated flights. However, this can yield poor value due to significant
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22 days ago
7 Ways To Break Your Pushover Friend Who Just Started Standing Up For Himself
Is your lackey starting to grow a spine? You’d better nip that in the bud. Here are seven ways to stamp out your pushover friend’s newfound confidence so he…
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25 days ago
Deep in Debt, the Kushners Hunted for Cash Across the Globe - Bloomberg
Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash 666 Fifth Ave. floor plans Source: New York City Department of Finance By David Kocieniewski
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5 weeks ago
Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite - Vanity Fair
CAN WE HELP? Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. By Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images. I. Air Force One
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5 weeks ago
The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon - Coffee House - The Spectator
In his fateful interview with Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect , Steve Bannon’s remarks about taking a tougher stand on trade with China, battling his
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5 weeks ago
What if Steve Bannon Is Right? - Opinion - The New York Times
Steve Bannon listens during a press conference at the White House in April. Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In normal times, you could
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5 weeks ago
In Trump’s America, the Independent senator is fighting to win back the heartland for Democrats - The New Yorker
Bernie Sanders’s Presidential race ended a year ago, but his campaign never did. Since the election, he has staged events in Michigan, Mississippi, Maine, West
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5 weeks ago
Long List of Top Democrats Have 2020, and Money, on Their Minds - The New York Times
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, has said that the party should avoid a temptation to moderate its views, and that its candidates shouldn’t
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5 weeks ago
Hillary: I Lost Because Bernie Promised Everyone a Pony - Reason.com
Gage Skidmore In her forthcoming book about the 2016 election, What Happened , Hillary Clinton complains that her chief opponent in the primaries, Bernie
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5 weeks ago
Donald Was a Creep. Too Bad Hillary Couldn’t Say It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the October 10, 2016 presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times You’re walking down
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5 weeks ago
The Limits of Bullying - The Atlantic
After Donald Trump implied Ted Cruz’s wife was ugly and accused his father of helping to kill President John F. Kennedy, and Cruz still worked the phones for
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5 weeks ago
I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Illustration by Matthieu Bourel, photographs by Eric Thayer/Reuters and Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share, via Reuters When Donald Trump first announced his
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6 weeks ago
Tucker Carlson and Trump’s Confused Defenders - The New Yorker
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s attempt to defend Trump culminated in a seeming defense of slavery, immediately spawning mocking memes. Courtesy YouTube
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6 weeks ago
A Guide to the Charlottesville Aftermath - The New York Times
Since a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, news developments have continued at a torrid pace. If you are just catching up on the
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6 weeks ago
Take the Statues Down - The Atlantic
On Saturday in Charlottesville, a rally in defense of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned into a reenactment of the cause he led—white supremacists marching behind
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6 weeks ago
The Myth of the Kindly General Lee - The Atlantic
The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.
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6 weeks ago
An Image of Revolutionary Fire at Charlottesville - The New Yorker
In a photograph from Charlottesville, two men extend weapons: one is the Confederate flag, furled, and the other is an aerosol can, modified to eject fire.
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6 weeks ago
Is Charlottesville a Turning Point? - The Atlantic
Suddenly, the “far right” doesn’t seem so far. On Friday night, hundreds of protesters descended on a statue of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee in Emancipation
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6 weeks ago
Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president - The Economist
DEFENDERS of President Donald Trump offer two arguments in his favour—that he is a businessman who will curb the excesses of the state; and that he will help
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6 weeks ago
President Trump Cannot Redeem Himself - Opinion - The New York Times
Tom Brenner/The New York Times We saw Donald Trump’s true colors on Saturday, when he was given the chance — a ready-made moment for presidential grace — to
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6 weeks ago
An Indelible Image From Trump's 'On Both Sides' Press Conference - The Atlantic
It read like a poem—or, perhaps, an elegy. “We strongest this egregious bigotry, and no place in” And there the words ended: paper-printed snippets of the
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6 weeks ago
Trump Goes Off-Script in Hour-Long Public Meltdown - Vanity Fair
By Ralph Freso/Getty Images. After walking onstage at the Phoenix Convention Center to “God Bless The U.S.A.” for what was, effectively, a 2020 campaign rally,
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6 weeks ago
Wow, Trump Can’t Terminate - Opinion - The New York Times
President Trump in Ohio on Tuesday. Doug Mills/The New York Times Pick your favorite irony: 1) Donald Trump turns out to be terrible at firing people. 2) The
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6 weeks ago
John McCain Is Not Here to Be Your Hero - The Atlantic
The last two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for many Americans, but it’s unlikely many of them can match John McCain’s experience. About two weeks
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6 weeks ago
McCain kills Senate health care bill - Axios
The Senate's health care bill is dead, and Sen. John McCain cast the deciding vote to kill it. Shortly after midnight, McCain — along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski
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6 weeks ago
McCain’s Vote Provides Dramatic Moment in 7-Year Battle Over Obamacare - The New York Times
When Senator John McCain of Arizona returned to Washington with a fresh scar from brain surgery, it was widely seen as a dramatic effort to help Republicans
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6 weeks ago
Phew: The Health Bill Fails - Opinion - The New York Times
Senator Lisa Murkowski speaking to reporters after voting no on the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Gabriella Demczuk for The New
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6 weeks ago
This is what happens when you compare Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn - Stephen Pollard - Coffee House - The Spectator
Stephen Pollard 14 August 2017 10:41 AM 14 August 2017 10:41 AM Share When you tweet as often as I do, you learn to take the rough with the smooth. Even though
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8 weeks ago
Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela - The Spectator
Twenty years ago Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world. Now it is one of the poorest. Venezualans are starving. The farms that President Hugo
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8 weeks ago
Venezuela’s crisis exposes the true depravity of the hard-Left - Coffee House - The Spectator
Jake Wallis Simons 2 August 2017 1:27 PM 2 August 2017 1:27 PM Share Which British politician would be loopy enough to defend the Venezuelan regime as it guns
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8 weeks ago
Jeremy Corbyn has no idea how hard life is in Venezuela - Coffee House - The Spectator
Jason Mitchell 11 August 2017 1:22 PM 11 August 2017 1:22 PM Share And so Jeremy Corbyn has decided not to condemn the thugs who run Venezuela and instead would
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8 weeks ago
Socialism is destroying Venezuela – but the left will never admit it - Coffee House - The Spectator
Stephen Daisley 31 July 2017 7:03 PM 31 July 2017 7:03 PM Share If ever I have to live in a dictatorship, put me down for one of those right-wing set-ups. To
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8 weeks ago
What’s Labour going to do with the middle classes? - Hugo Rifkind - The Spectator
Hugo Rifkind 15 July 2017 9:00 AM 15 July 2017 9:00 AM Share Be fair. Theresa May’s plan actually half-worked. No, there was a plan. I know the consensus now
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8 weeks ago
The Left is deluded to think that the capitalist system is in crisis - The Telegraph
I n November 2015, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, caused some commotion on the floor of the House of Commons. During the debate on that year’s Autumn
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8 weeks ago
Theresa May urged to carry out mini-reshuffle next month to restore her authority - The Telegraph
T heresa May is being urged to carry out a mini-reshuffle ahead of the party’s conference in October to restore her authority. The Prime Minister is being urged
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8 weeks ago
If Theresa May 'keeps buggering on', she could be one of our longest-serving prime ministers - The Telegraph
O n Friday 5 December 1924, Winston Churchill told a political dinner in Liverpool: “I recognise the truth of Disraeli’s remark that the vicissitudes of
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8 weeks ago
You can be a Tory moderniser without stealing ideas from Labour - Kate Maltby - The Guardian
‘Left or right on the economy, Tory modernisers must embrace the cosmopolitan Britain that the Cameron years championed.’Photograph: Reuters T here is no deeper
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8 weeks ago
Syed Kamall: CCHQ does not understand how to campaign in London – we need a whole new approach - Conservative Home
Syed Kamall is Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group and is an MEP for London. After a poor general election campaign, our performance in
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8 weeks ago
Nick Timothy: Where we went wrong - The Spectator
Nobody inside CCHQ was prepared for election night’s 10 p.m. exit poll. Lynton Crosby’s last text to me predicted that we were going to ‘do well’, which
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8 weeks ago
The SNP’s fatal flaw - Coffee House - The Spectator
Stephen Daisley 22 August 2017 12:37 PM 22 August 2017 12:37 PM Share Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader and occasional first minister of Scotland, has come to a
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8 weeks ago
Is the Church of England dying in the countryside? - Coffee House - The Spectator
Damian Thompson 22 August 2017 1:05 PM 22 August 2017 1:05 PM Share English country churches: everyone loves them, no one wants to actually pray in them.
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8 weeks ago
The knives are out for Christian faith schools - Coffee House - The Spectator
Damian Thompson 28 July 2017 3:27 PM 28 July 2017 3:27 PM Share Today’s Holy Smoke podcast responds to rumours that the Government is planning to betray parents
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8 weeks ago
How politicians from Ireland have influenced British politics - The Economist
Elected representatives from Ireland have often tilted the balance of power in Westminster.
8 weeks ago
U.K. Sets Out Goals for an Open Irish Border. Trade Is More Complex. - The New York Times
An abandoned customs post on the Republic of Ireland side of the border with Northern Ireland at Muff, near Londonderry. Andrew Testa for The New York Times
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8 weeks ago
Britain Offers Plan to Avoid Immediate Brexit Trade Chaos - The New York Times
A container ship arriving at Southampton Container Port in southern England. Britain will seek a temporary customs union with the European Union after Brexit,
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8 weeks ago
The Good News on Brexit They’re Not Telling You - Opinion - The New York Times
Flags near the Houses of Parliament in London shortly after the Brexit vote in June 2016. Odd Andersen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — On July 24,
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10 weeks ago
No Dunkirk Spirit Can Save Britain From Brexit Defeat - Opinion - The New York Times
Vintage cars in Wadebridge, Cornwall, England, last year. Adam Ferguson for The New York Times LONDON — How I wish that Christopher Nolan’s new film, “Dunkirk,”
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10 weeks ago
The Labour left and Tory right agree on Brexit. Why don’t they merge? - Nick Cohen - Coffee House - The Spectator
Britain has not had a functioning opposition on the most vital question of the day ever since the Labour left and Tory right found they were in agreement on our
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10 weeks ago
The Brexit betrayal bandwagon is growing - Nick Cohen - Coffee House - The Spectator
Nick Cohen 2 August 2017 8:17 AM 2 August 2017 8:17 AM Share It may not be this week. It may not be Boris Johnson. But eventually a minister will break with
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10 weeks ago
The Left don’t mind hating immigrants – so long as they’re rich - Coffee House - The Spectator
Ed West 1 August 2017 12:19 PM 1 August 2017 12:19 PM Share Read on It seems a long time ago that Jeremy Corbyn made an impassioned defence of immigration from
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10 weeks ago
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