Eddie Booth

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Abe romps to victory in Japanese election

Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic party won a thumping victory in a snap election this week, giving the returning Prime Minister a renewed mandate to continue his flagship economic policy, dubbed Abenomics, and, crucially, to consider the repeal of the Peace clause in the Japanese Constitution. The results gave Abe’s coalition a super majority, passing the…

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Trump advisors face criminal charges

The investigation into links between the Donald Trump Campaign and the Russian government stepped up this week as Special Prosecutor Bob Mueller ordered the indictment of former campaign strategist Paul Manafort and former foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos, both of whom surrendered to authorities on Monday. Information so far indicates that Manafort was indicted after…

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Comment does conference: Eddie Booth defends the free market

Theresa May surprised us all this week when she launched a fierce defence of the free market, something notable missing from her disastrous general election campaign. Though eyebrows were understandably raised, I welcomed the Prime Ministers speech, purely because what she said was correct. The free market is the most effective way of reducing poverty…

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