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  1. 16 Feb ’18 at 10:51 pm

    Reginald Bowler on UKIP leader speaks out over sticker

    Bolton has got to go. That said, UKIP must stick around, just in case there’s backsliding on “Brexit”. If that were to happen, they’d regain their popularity, and move, very quickly indeed.

  2. 16 Feb ’18 at 4:17 am

    Mary Hughes on York’s human rights mission

    So good to hear the voice of young, engaged compassion and learn it can connect with itself, and listen to itself respectfully and honestly across the world.

  3. 15 Feb ’18 at 9:25 pm

    dean shamblen on The wolves of Yellowstone

    I enjoyed reading and learning more about the wolves and their impact on the Park.
    Great article!!

  4. 15 Feb ’18 at 2:27 pm

    Hannah Cross on Theatre Review: Un Ballo in Maschera

    Fantastic review, couldn’t be more accurate, especially about Oscar!

  5. 15 Feb ’18 at 12:58 pm

    Hari on The billionaire CEOs shooting for the moon

    Unfortunately, inspite of the successful debut of Falcon Heavy, there was still a lot of negativity from some media commentators and amongst the masses.
    For years they castigated tax dollars, euros and rubles spent on NASA, ESA and Roscosmos projects. So along comes SpaceX – doing it on their own dime and time – and still they moan. Perhaps it’s human nature to be more cynical and pessimistic than hopeful and optimistic?
    I, for one, am glad that men like Musk, Bezos and Branson are digging deep because those tax dollars, euros and rubles were not exciting or motivating the masses as much as the space agencies would like to think. Deep space probes and rovers are fantastic but by comparison the International Space Station has never captivated the world as Apollo did. And that is a great pity, because it was also the defining legacy of the Shuttle program.
    No-one cannot say for sure whether it is ego, greed or vanity that created SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic but without these companies our human spaceflight would remain in government hands going nowhere.

  6. 14 Feb ’18 at 12:03 pm

    Ann Newing on Watershed for Waterhouse

    Once again a very interesting and well thoùght through article. Stella.

  7. 14 Feb ’18 at 10:54 am

    Terry on The name game in Macedonia

    There will be zero tolerance with FYROM. If Zaev wanted to mend relations with Greece he would have announced the demolition of the grotesque Italian made Hellenic reproduction statues that litter the FYROM landscape, the renaming of the airport in Skopje, the renaming of the highway, the renaming of the football stadium, the removal of the repulsive Baroque Hellenic style facades, the correcting of school carriculum, the removal of the Hellenic symbol on the national flag, the removal of all greater Macedonia maps from government institutions and a heartfelt apology to the nation of Greece for his nation being vile for the last two and a half decades. Cultural theft cannot be forgiven easily. Actions speak louder than words. Greeks do not want to hear politicians trying new age diplomacy that they learnt in their political science classes. Dimitrov, Šekerinska, Zaevand all the Slavic Fyromians currently running FYROM are just as dogmatic about an exclusivity of the name as the Gruevski ultra nationalists. There is no scope for negotiation with these antiques. Greece is the victim here. Our history has been hijacked by Fyromian Slavs. Leave our history alone. It’s not a good fit for you. You cannot pronounce nor read the Ancient inscriptions for they are in Greek. If FYROM wants exclusivity to the name Macedonia they will have to change their official language to Greek for this corresponds with the Ancient Macedonian language. We Greeks embrace everyone as a Hellene as long as they speak Greek. You cannot have Bulgarian speaking Slavs of FYROM claiming they are Antiques. It’s ridiculous.
    Sekerinska can sit around bagging the VMRO for their crimes but she is just as bad. She claims she is a Slav and a non Antique and in the same breath attacks Greece for not recognizing FYROM. I thought that her hair incident would have knocked some sense into her. Dimitrov has also had a go at it. The fool was part of the negotiation team under Gruevski. He failed miserably because he too will never give up the name. These Slavs are like a dog with a bone but in their case the bone is plastic and has zero marrow.
    They know what they have to do and it will never happen. The constitutional name will not change because the antiquated population of FYROM will never vote for it. They have had way too many history lessons from Milenko Nedelkovski. The vile sneaky tactics of attempting to be admitted to NATO and the EU under their provisional FYROM name won’t work either. They are fruitless attempts at diplomacy that not only waste time but also soak up tax payers efforts. Think twice FYROM before attempting negotiations with the Greeks on their history. The Albanian, Roma and Turkish birth rate is twice that of the Slavs. While you lot are busy fixating about exclusivity of your name and your antique culture the non Slavic population of FYROM will become a majority group within their ancient wonderland. The last census was in 2001, these so called minority groups were are 35% collectively. I would hate to think what they are at now. 16 years of fertile breeding has to be worrying for the new government. Back off our history you deluded farm animals.

  8. 13 Feb ’18 at 4:21 pm

    Anonymous on Watershed for Waterhouse

    That is a terrific article Stella Newing. Very thought provoking. Ann

  9. 12 Feb ’18 at 11:30 am

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  10. 7 Feb ’18 at 6:06 pm

    Matt Freathy on How important is it to cut the public debt?

    Exactly, the loans from the US allowed the UK to fund the investment necessary to rebuild the country and economy. In that instance taking on some extra debt was highly beneficial. I take your point about the NHS and Welfare State being a joint effort.

  11. 5 Feb ’18 at 9:09 pm

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  12. 5 Feb ’18 at 5:36 pm

    annie on Stop selling students short

    As a former York student 1987-1990. I am disappointed to see York becoming a money grabbing factory. I shall advise my daughter to accept her offer from Exeter-better accommodation, cheaper, and a lot of money invested in the campus-shame.