Tafida’s Triumph, and Why It Is Not Enough

Figures show that there have been 22 occasions in the last five years where doctors have disregarded parents’ wishes and petitioned the courts to say that the best interests of seriously ill children is to die – including the recent case of Tafida Raqeeb. Pavel Stroilov, Consultant to the Christian Legal Centre, came under fire for his involvement in the controversial case of Alfie Evans. Doctors bypassed the wishes of Alfie’s parents and took him off life support in April 2018, condemning the 1-year-old to death despite alternative healthcare available to him in Italy. Pavel now writes of his own…

The Campaign to Stop William Barr

The uproar is not about Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigating the former vice president. It’s about William Barr investigating Russiagate, which is far more important.

Draghi’s Dangerous Farewell

PRINCETON – Mario Draghi risks deepening the eurozone’s problems in the final weeks of his eight-year term as president of the European Central Bank. He has promised that the ECB will reduce interest rates further to spur the eurozone economy. But policymakers have room for only modest rate cuts, which will do little to boost growth – and will put potentially intolerable pressure on the eurozone’s fragile banks. Back in June, Draghi said that the ECB was preparing a new dose of stimulus, including further reductions of its policy interest rate and a renewal of quantitative easing (QE) through purchases of government bonds. And…

Perry’s Attack on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 and the Empire’s Lost Grip on Reality

On Tuesday May 21st, US energy secretary Rick Perry made headlines after paying a visit to the newly elected administration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The visit itself wasn’t the cause of the headlines but rather Perry’s hubristic attack on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline and prophesying that a sanctions bill against western companies building the pipeline will pass into law in the immediate future. Perry said: “The United States Senate is going to pass a bill, the House is going to approve it, and it’s going to go to the President and he’s going to sign it, that is going to put…

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