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Ian Birrell

Ian Birrell

    There is strategy in the terror of Isis
    There is strategy in the terror of Isis
    The murder of the journalist James Foley is sickening. As his grieving parents said, this courageous man had his life terminated for trying to expose...
    The world's megarich keep getting richer
    The world's megarich keep getting richer
    But it is still one economists have sought to answer and perhaps the best measure – as defined by Adam Smith – is based on annual income...
    Blair's breathtaking humbug
    Blair's breathtaking humbug
    The BBC Today programme last week was an unwelcome blast from the past. There was Tony Blair, that familiar mixture of evangelical fervour...
    My twitterspat with Paul Kagame
    My twitterspat with Paul Kagame
    Returning home from a Saturday afternoon walk with the dog, I did what has become almost a reflex action and checked Twitter. Bizarrely, there was...