Tag Archives: Empire

As British as the Irish themselves

Recently, in conversation with a colleague, I remarked upon a concept which I felt was pretty straightforward. Cut and dry even. That as part of the British home islands, pre-independence Ireland was disproportionally policed. Now it was, there is no … Continue reading

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Afghanistan conflict: Taliban declares ‘defeat’ of Nato – BBC News

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30626728 One would be hard pressed to disagree with this statement from the Taliban. After beating the British Empire, the Soviet Union and now the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is Afghanistan unconquerable? A statement which range true in the 80s, … Continue reading

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