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1984 arrives 32 years late

The thoughts George Orwell expressed in ‘1984’, his cautionary tale of state control, have been vindicated by time. Last week, the Investigatory Powers Act slipped, almost unnoticed, into law, granting the British state the ability to indiscriminately hack the communications … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

OUP bans use of pig, sausage or pork-related words to avoid offending Muslims “The creatures outside looked from camel to man, and from man to camel, and from camel to man again; but already it was impossible to say which … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

Osborne angry about BBC’s Orwellian jibe The Times, Friday 5th December 2014 George Osborne rounded on a BBC journalist yesterday for suggesting that he was taking Britain back to 1930s deprivation depicted by George Orwell. In a tetchy interview with … Continue reading

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Some animals are more equal than others

The pro-EU propaganda machine is in overdrive on the eve of David Cameron’s much-vaunted speech on Britain’s relationship with Europe. Much of this centres on the insistence that the Prime Minister will jeopardise the UK economy if he raises the … Continue reading

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