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Miliband: an apology for a leader

LABOUR LEADER Ed Miliband last week threw away an opportunity to trash the cruel and divisive economic policies of the Con-Dem Coalition and establish himself as a credible leader to fight on behalf of Britain’s working class.

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Assad pledges to continue reforms and crush terror

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

THOUSANDS of Syrians packed Umayyad Square in the heart of Damascus on Wednesday to hear President Bashar al Assad pledge to continue with the ongoing reform process and his government’s determination to crush the terror gangs that are trying to plunge the country into anarchy.

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Scotland’s choice

DAVID Cameron’s Tory-led Coalition has decided to call the Scottish nationalists’ bluff by proposing a straight either/or referendum on independence by May 2013. The Tories say they are doing this because of pressure from major businesses, who have claimed privately that delay on the constitutional question will destabilise the Scottish economy.

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