In addition to the old ‘useful idiots’, the Kims and Castros of the world know they can rely on the aid of genuine idiots, too. We ought to know better.
Posts Tagged: Cuba
Diego Zuluaga: The Paradise Papers. The rich are paying more tax than ever – and tax havens are a force for good
For the most part, capital in offshore centres is invested, fetching rates of return far in excess of the value that most government expenditure can generate.
Plus: Johnson’s cunning plan. Crisis? What crisis? Paterson breaks into German. And when Green was chucked over a bridge.
Deep down, Corbyn regrets the outcome of the Cold War. Even now, when the full horror of its legacy is clear, he can’t bring himself to renounce Marxism.
There is also significant support for some pretty extreme socialist policies among the wider electorate.
Rebecca Coulson: Beware wanting to surrender democracy. For once you’ve done so, you may not get it back.
Only in a place or time where you hadn’t witnessed the effects on people of a lack of choice might you be willing to countenance it yourself.
Castro’s apologists find it too painful to admit they’ve raised a feeling of belonging above moral principle.
Despite progress in some countries, fewer are free than 20 years ago. Does Trump have a practicable plan – or any at all – to help turn the tables worldwide?
The foreign policy aspect of the choice has so far been a poor relation in the debate.
Plus: Whinging republicans. Useless Corbyn. McDonnell v McDonald’s. And: the imperishable wisdom of William Gladstone.
Labour is the Party of the queue. Do you want to send your daughter to the best local school? Tough. Do you want a new home for your family? Tough.
The Cuban regime’s ability to subsidise certain goods and services has always relied on subsidies to the regime.
An exercise in demolition.