Andrew O'Donnell

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Ukip could be the midwife of Scottish independence

A triumph by the anti-EU party in European elections would propel Tory Eurosceptics into overdrive and swell the nationalist vote in Scotland<p>The Scottish government will publish its white paper on independence next week. It is being savaged already: on tax-and-spend policies, revenue income, …

20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer

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The Red Cross needs to reclaim its hijacked neutrality

As it turns 150, the ICRC must work to reassert its reputation – undermined by Blair's wars and political adventurism<p>Polio has broken out in Syria. What are we going to do about it? There are refugees starving in the Sahara and drowning off Italy. Shias are being massacred in Iraq, Congolese are …

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick goals in one …

Wild emotions are all very well, Russell Brand, but then what?

Now, as in the 1920s and 30s, many Europeans agree with Brand that all politicians are crooks and democracy is a sham<p>Here are two quotes. The first is from the <i>Fascist Decalogue</i>, written by Benito Mussolini in 1938. The second is from an article,"We no longer have the luxury of tradition", written …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

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