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If there is no smoke, can there be fire?

The would be Labour leaders sniff the signals
Anthony Barnett
23 July 2010

My OK Co-Editor, Guy Aitchison, asks the Labour leadership candidates if they are willing to take drugs out of the hands of criminals and other unregulated capitalists, and bring them under public control. Here are their answers:

In today's New Statesman there is a survey of their habits. With the exception of Andy Burnham saying he'd inhaled merely a "pathetic" amount of cannabis at Cambridge, they all deny taking any drugs at all. What can they be on?

Expose the ‘dark money’ bankrolling our politics

US Christian ‘fundamentalists’, some linked to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, have poured at least $50m of ‘dark money’ into Europe over the past decade – boosting the far right.

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