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Power Versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of #Pinochet & #Assange

consortiumnews.com/2019/06/28/pow…
This article is an updated take on a piece published last year.
"Citing the aging Pinochet’s inability to stand trial, the UK in 2000 ultimately prevented him from being extradited to Spain where he would have faced prosecution for human rights abuses."
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Have you heard of #Hotelling’s Law? In a two party system, it says that you get most votes by minimising the political distance between the parties. It’s worked well in the past, but it’s about to bring an end to both #Labour and the #Tory party. 1/n
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Hotelling’s law worked really well for Tony #Blair. #Thatcher had moved the Tory party to the right, so #NewLabour had an opportunity to increase its vote share by also moving rightwards. 2/n
Politics had shifted. Both parties held broadly similar policies. Blair’s political stance, although to the left of Thatcher’s, was much further right than any Labour leader previously (or since). Labour was able to capture ground that the Tories had left unguarded. 3/n
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This week's #ThursdayisforThatcher thread is themed around today's European Parliamentary elections - which should *not* be taking place. It is drawn from the iconic Bruges speech she delivered to the College of Europe in 1988. Enjoy the thread & please do RT so others can! [1]👇
Baroness Thatcher: "I want to start by disposing of some myths about my country, Britain, and its relationship with Europe and to do that, I must say something about the identity of Europe itself."

"Europe is not the creation of the Treaty of Rome." [2]👇
#ThursdayisforThatcher
Baroness Thatcher: "Nor is the European idea the property of any group or institution. We British are as much heirs to the legacy of European culture as any other nation." #ThursdayisforThatcher [3]
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