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Who and why wants to embroil Britain with the USA

10.07.2019

The suspension of trade talks with Washington, which are crucial for Britain in the light of its tense relations with the European Union, makes it clearer why a scandal occurred around the British ambassador to the United States, which dealt a pow

Merkel refused to be chancellor of war

09.07.2019

It has been 16 years since the beginning of the war in Iraq, but Germany is still adamant in its desire not to participate in hostilities. On the eve of the German Chancellor responded with another "Nein" at the request of the Pentagon.

What about the Workers? A Libertarian Answer

09.07.2019

I was called this morning by the BBC. It wanted me to comment on the claims that Sports direct, a chain of sports clothing shops, mistreats its workers – keeping them on zero-hours contracts, sometimes not paying them even the minimum wage, scaring them out of going sick, generally treating them like dirt. Would I care to go on air to defend the right of employers to behave in this way? I am increasingly turning down invitations to go on radio and television, and this was an invitation I declined. I suggested the researcher should call the Adam Smith Institute. This would almost certainly provide a young man to rhapsodise about the wonders of the free market. My own answer would be too complex for the average BBC presenter to understand, and I might be cut off in mid-sentence.