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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry answers questions from his traveling press crops about Middle East peace negotiations, Iraq, and Syria before departing Jerusalem and Israel for further talks in Jordan and Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2014.

Will the Syrian Truce hold?

On the 27th of February as part of a US-Russian plan, a cessation of hostilities was agreed after five years of war in a country torn apart in the aftermath of the Arab spring.

London labour and the London poor : a cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work. 1851

How Great it is to be Rich

George Osborne has decided that the government’s spending of £94 billion a year on welfare payments is too much. His solution is to redefine what we mean by poverty.

HM Prison Portland, a Young Offender Institute

The Cost of Education

The most expensive education in Britain costs £60,000 per student per year, double the price of Eton College, but not even David Cameron thinks it’s good value….

Pro Modo

Prepare a penny, and receive GOLDEN fashion advice, for you’ll get it from me, whose ‘purposeful gate’ (sic.) and confident movement tell you that THIS beast is not expecting defeat’, and who is hard-wired for fashion.

Houses vs Housing

As Filton Airport makes way for housing, Florian Howe asks: Can we really afford to “go cheap” on housing if we’re going to tear it down 40 years later?

Barbed wire atop a chain-link fence

Prison: The Inside Story

Between 1993 and 2014 the numbers behind bars in the UK increased by 91% to 85,000 – the highest rate in Europe, and ¾ of our offenders are there for non-violent crimes. We say, set them free!

The Law says…

Motorists and passengers are required by section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to ensure that they do not hit anyone when they open a car door. Especially with their car door.