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Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

    Why the West should listen to Putin on Syria
    Why the West should listen to Putin on Syria
    Putin is right. Everyone knows Putin...
    Grexit is now only way out for Greece
    Grexit is now only way out for Greece
    NEWS ANALYSIS
    Who is in control of law and order in Baltimore?
    Who is in control of law and order in Baltimore?
    NEWS COMMENT
    A disaster of strange allies
    A disaster of strange allies
    What is going on? Until recently Britain's foreign secretary, William Hague, parroted Washington's thesis that Iran was an axis of evil. No epithet...
    Brinkmanship bedevils Crimea
    Brinkmanship bedevils Crimea
    NEWS ANALYSIS
    Egypt's lesson for Ukraine
    Egypt's lesson for Ukraine
    The experience was eerie. I was watching a documentary, The Square, about the 2011 Tahrir Square occupation when the lead character,...
    Britain chooses the worst reason to wage war
    Britain chooses the worst reason to wage war
     Yet that is what Britain's coalition government wants to do.
    Bankers happy to play Nero as Europe burns
    Bankers happy to play Nero as Europe burns
    He sang of the Sack of Ilium and roasted Christians at the stake to light up his party. The people were taxed to pay for his extravagance, but he...
    Connection is not conversation
    Connection is not conversation
    I first noticed it in a restaurant. The place was strangely quiet and at one table a group seemed deep in prayer. Their heads were bowed, their...
    Norway doesn't need patronising
    Norway doesn't need patronising
    The Norwegian tragedy is just that, a tragedy. It does not signify anything and should not be forced to do so. A man so insane he can see nothing...
    Unionism means Germany has to pay up for Greece
    Unionism means Germany has to pay up for Greece
    What would you do this morning if you were a Greek? Would you agree to your government cutting public-sector jobs, pay and pensions, and increasing...
    Media can't make blemishes vanish
    Media can't make blemishes vanish
    Is it justified? Should a newspaper disclose virtually all a nation's secret diplomatic communication, illegally downloaded by one of its citizens?...