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  • Jim McCue on Episode 11: The T-Shirt Cannon: Yes, there is an urgent issue of what to do about them. But even in a crisis, deeper and longer-term thinking is also advisable. People are being ki...
  • Glen Newey on Risk Assessments: Extraordinarily, the QUB management now suggests in a message sent to staff that the conference had not been cancelled after all. An email sent to QUB...
  • Mat Snow on Episode 11: The T-Shirt Cannon: Isn't the urgent issue refugees from Libya or via that country trying to escape by boat? Aren't they the people who, it is proposed, should be deterre...
  • Jim McCue on Episode 11: The T-Shirt Cannon: I don't think the potential migrants are limited to Libya or that their reasons for wanting to escape can be categorized simply. The distinction betw...
  • Mat Snow on Episode 11: The T-Shirt Cannon: I think you assume that those crossing over by boat from Libya are economic migrants rather than refugees fleeing death delivered either fast or slow.
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