Unfortunately, relentless propaganda works, and we are wrong to assume or represent it otherwise.
It is never a good idea for a political party, especially not for a conservative one, to tie up with obscure new religions. They can deliver effective help in the short term, but the price to be paid for it can be extremely high.
As Western pundits and politicians are busy condemning Hungary for its national consultation about energy sanctions, they ignore the anger boiling up in their own countries.
While seven weeks ago few would have predicted it, Tuesday saw the triumphant installation of the man who had finished a distant second in the Tory leadership race this summer.
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