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Sarah Birke is a Middle East correspondent who currently writes for the Economist.

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    • Shakespeare on Bullxit: Is it not clear that Boris Johnson was never in favour of Brexit? He only came out for Brexit in the hope of losing narrowly to Cameron, thereby weake...
    • frmurphy98 on Keep Corbyn!: No doubt about it. The world's choice seems prettty simple: a new Bretton Woods or inevitable suicide by banker. Problem is, it's difficult to envisag...
    • cufflink on In Hammersmith: Years ago when I was Chair of a local Civil Service Trade Union, I used the Polish Club in Hammersmith regularly as a venue for sorting out personal s...
    • johnmmorrison on Taking Control: The collapse of the British political system is starting to remind me of the last days of the Soviet Union under Gorbachev. The centre loses control ...
    • Dominic Rice on Mystery Train: Scotty Moore's guitar licks were an appropriately ass-kicking accompaniment to Elvis's early Sun songs, and he invented several of them on the fly. (B...

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