Andy Higson

Britain can’t criticise Turkey – Get ready for our post-EU place in the world

Following Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish areas of northern Syria, France has stopped arms sales to Turkey, as has Germany. But Britain hasn’t, indeed it’s refused to even criticise Turkey. Why? A major reason is that if and when Britain leaves the EU it abandons the protection of being part of the world’s biggest trading bloc.

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What not to do this weekend: The Life Course at St. Mary’s Church Marylebone, London

I was crying in the basement of a hotel in Eastbourne. Through some intense emotions, I thought; I’m overweight, I’m in my thirties, and I’m crying. I must look ridiculous. It was definitely not part of the plan for my life or this weekend. There were thirty or forty of us gathered in the hotel

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FIFA, Corruption and a Global Policeman

FIFA, Corruption and a Global Policeman

Many people, including me, decry the idea of the United States being a global policeman – intervening militarily around the world. But what about when we need an actual global policeman; a police agency to investigate wrong doing in an organisation that crosses international boundaries and is seemingly beyond the scope of any single national justice system?

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Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

I’ve never been a very good sleeper but after a recent rapid decline in the amount of sleep I was getting, I decided to hit the nail on the bed and try and improve the quality of my sleep. A bit of research later and I concluded that the pattern of my sleeping was the key to improvement. Each night’s sleep mattered but the overall pattern of sleeping was the key to success – much like it is for exercise.

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What May Bring Down the Coalition: Sanity

What May Bring Down the Coalition: Sanity

I’ve got it folks. Ever since the Tories and the Lib Dems joined together to form the coalition government following the general election in 2010, people have been wondering what issue, what event could drive the two parties apart? Everyone with an interest in politics has devoted some amount of time to thinking about this

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