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Political Weekend

Posted in Links, Politics by Sam Unsted on June 15, 2008

UK

Labour is coming under yet more heavy criticism of the loss of confidential files on a train.

The Tories are also being vocal on the EU Treaty referendum following Ireland’s rejection on Friday.

David Davis, who resigned as MP this week, is being backed by rebel Labour MPs.

He’s gained the backing of Henry Porter for his move.

And Andrew Rawnsley.

His move provides a key test for Brown and Cameron.

World

Mugabe says that he’ll wage war if he loses.

Robert Fisk discusses the Middle East‘s appetite for threats.

FARC is beaten down and reeling from a number of defeats and the desertion of Chavez’s support.

Iran has been warned over further sanctions.

US

McCain’s ‘chilling’ plan for America.

Obama’s been attacking him over energy tax plans.

The New Yorker has a profile of Keith Olbermann.

Naomi Klein comments on Obama.

He’s polling ahead of McCain by four points at the moment.

Across the world too, Obama is currently ahead.

The two are also going to the mat over Hillary’s supporters and those crossover voters.

Will her female supporters go to McCain?

Joseph Nye discusses the soft power Obama would bring as president.

Peggy Noonan discusses what McCain and Obama represent.

Susan Faludi says the gender wars are far from over.

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