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Big Politics Pub Quiz: one day to go!

Mon 19 November 2012, 2:11pm
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Tweet There’s just a day to go before the Great Big Politics Pub Quiz, so we hope you’re busy swotting up from Schott’s Almanac of Political Trivia, BBC Democracy Live, Hansard, 1996 Forum Election manifestoes and your box-sets of The Thick of It / The West Wing (delete as applicable). Some of our legislators will be among […] more »

Big Politics Pub Quiz: one week to go

Mon 12 November 2012, 9:59pm
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Tweet There’s just one week to go before the Great Big Politics Pub Quiz, and as Malcolm Tucker once memorably said: “I’ve got a to-do list here that’s longer than a f#cking Leonard Cohen song.” The politicians are coming down from the hill and they’re headed for The Black Box. Tuesday 20 November, from 7:30pm […] more »

Red Cross reaches besieged Homs. You can help.

Mon 5 November 2012, 9:51am
Qasseer, near Homs, Syria. A doctor in a makeshift hospital carries a baby injured by shelling. Reuters/ICRC

Tweet All war is terrible. But there is something particularly terrible about a city under siege. Think of Derry, Leningrad, Sarajevo. That’s been the fate of Homs in Syria since Spring 2011. It was there that reporter Marie Colvin was killed by Syrian government shelling in February of this year. Who knows how many residents, […] more »

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