Debate: We should not escalate the conflict against ISIS

NATO is the most powerful military organisation ever; the alliance spent over $1 trillion on defence last year, with the USA accounting for the lion’s share. It makes intuitive sense that all these expensive weapons should allow us to defeat poorly equipped groups like ISIS with ease. But that belief fundamentally misunderstands the nature of […]

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We should not be ashamed of Churchill’s legacy

As a jockey, my grandfather was a small man. Photographed with Sir Winston Churchill in the paddock before a race, he looks particularly slight. Most people are unaware of Churchill’s connection with the turf, but his horse-racing career was an extraordinary one. Most famously, his favourite horse, the grey Colonist, achieved 13 victories and nearly […]

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