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Margaret Thatcher’s real influence

By Matthew Gass

The last few days have seen hundreds, maybe thousands, of eulogies to Margaret Thatcher. Whether they were kind, cruel, respectful or damning what is clear is that the country felt like it knew her in a very personal way.
I cannot claim to do so. Her last general election victory was a few months before I was born and I spent my formative political years living and studying abroad. […]

by · 17th April 2013 · Blog

Margaret Thatcher’s legacy

Elliot van Emden

I was fortunate enough to meet Margaret Thatcher a number of times over the course of my life – first with my grandfather when I was 5 in her Finchley & Golders Green surgery. Little did I know at the tender age of 5 the enormous figure in world politics that I was in the presence of! […]

by · 16th April 2013 · Blog

Latin America again on the move

By Jacques Arnold

One of the disappointing aspects of recent years in Latin America, has been the division wrought by the late Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, with his Alba grouping drawing in Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, against the market economy nations of Colombia and Chile. […]

by · 16th April 2013 · Blog
The hidden world of aid

The hidden world of aid

A recent trip to The Gambia revealed to Steven George-Hilley a hidden network of people who met, kept in touch and delivered aid through social media channels. Read more

by · 22nd January 2013 · Blog