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- Ukraine: time for the west to pull back too
- Action on a continuing scandal: thousands still *indefinitely* imprisoned “for public protection”
- “Soft power” is nothing more than influence
- Self-governing Scotland in a federal UK: Linda Colley on the historical context
- Denying the Scots the option most of them legitimately want puts our country’s future in danger
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- Give Scotland the option of what most Scots want — full self-government within the UK
- Parliamentary inquisitions: either too soft or too harsh
- Notes on October 2013
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- Charles Crawford on Mar 04, 4:46 PM
Brian, As you put it to me on Twitter: You must be a doctrinaire zealot to deny that communism had positive features. Anyway it's not ...
- Simon Myerson on Mar 04, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the reply. I set out your last paragraph below. Finally, and most importantly, I disagree emphatically with your apparent thesis that if a ...
- robin fairlie on Mar 03, 6:12 PM
Brian you have talked more than once of Russia's legitimate interests in Ukraine, and I have wondered what these are. Certainly they include a free ...
- Stephen Wordsworth on Mar 03, 5:12 PM
I have to take issue with Brian’s reference to NATO’s ‘relentless expansion’, which creates the impression that the NATO enlargement process was driven from the ...
- Derek Tonkin on Mar 03, 11:43 AM
The Chinese have said, in their enigmatic way: "There are reasons for why the situation in Ukraine is what it is today. " - http://www.fmpr c.gov.cn/eng/xw fw/s2510/t11335 58.shtml ...
- Brian on Mar 04, 9:14 AM
I have regretfully removed two recent 'comments' posted here by different contributors of earlier comments, for reasons which I am sure will be clear to ...
- natalie wallace on Mar 03, 11:11 PM
Lieanne, I need to know where to send the invites. If you wish to print them off yourself then let me have your email address ...
- Leanne Phillips on Mar 03, 10:56 PM
Hi Natalie, Thank you for your reply, I heard of this meeting through Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff AM) some time ago and originally thought it was ...
- natalie wallace on Mar 03, 10:18 PM
sorry - ippprisonerscam email@example.com om I missed a 'p' out earlier. Brian writes: I have made the correction in the previous comment.
- natalie wallace on Mar 03, 9:38 PM
Dear Lieanne thanks for your your message. I wasn't sure if I'd get any response. how did you come to hear about our meeting? your ...
- Michael Maggs on Feb 22, 11:42 PM
I went to Sudbourne Road school from 1945 to about 1950. I then moved on to Santley street school I can still remember the head ...
- Valerie Anderton on Jan 26, 11:52 PM
I enjoyed your writing about the war so much. My mother's family was from Branksome Rd (#17) and I'm researching Sudbourne Road School where she ...
- Geoff Berridge on Jan 21, 11:34 AM
I’m pleased that this subject has stimulated some debate and grateful for all of the comments. I shall need more time than I have now ...
- Bryan Cartledge on Jan 20, 5:02 PM
I'm sorry, Brian I don't agree. 'Influence' can be exercised by the proximity of 'hard power' or by the threat, implicit or explicit, to use ...
- Paul Sharp on Jan 20, 3:40 PM
Soft power is an interesting term more for how it is used than for what it may mean. Its origins, according to Nye, lie in ...
- Alan Henrikson on Jan 19, 8:19 PM
I would note that "influence" is a term well established in the practice and history of diplomacy. See, for example, Lord William Strang's Britain in ...
- robin fairlie on Jan 13, 2:05 PM
These discussions are extremely interesting (no irony intended) but the only thing that is actually valuable at the moment, and for the next eight ...
- Peter Harvey on Jan 11, 4:22 PM
It is also worth considering that if Scotland were in Schengen Ireland might reverse its position, leaving the UK passport union for Schengen. Where would ...
- Peter Harvey on Jan 08, 10:45 AM
Thank you for your enthusiastic response. For the second referendum I am extrapolating from the Spanish case. The 1978 Constitution was approved in a referendum, ...
- Peter Harvey on Jan 07, 2:59 PM
Even if the Scots do vote Yes, that can be no more than the expression of a wish and the beginning of a process. A ...
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