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Articles Worth Reading:
CANZUK Countries Top UK Poll for Desired Freedom of Movement CANZUK International
Petitions Worth Signing:
The Commonwealth, Realms & CANZUK Campaign (CRCC) petition for the government to realise closer Commonwealth ties would be greatly beneficial in the post-Brexit era.
A pair of Service dogs – Dazz and Driver, are being put down by the MoD despite their meritorious service in Afghanistan with British forces. Their handlers have requested them, but they seem to be denied a retirement. SAS trooper and author Andy McNab has created a petition to ensure they are housed and not put down. It can be found here.
The case of Hafizullah Husseinkhel, an Afghan asylum seeker and former interpreter for the British army. He is currently set for deportation. You can read about his case and sign the petition here.
Books worth reading:
The moral case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein
Margaret Thatcher, Volumes 1 and 2 by Charles Moore
The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson
Things Worth Watching:
The Biathlon World Cup has begun in Öresund, Sweden. The event, which consists of both cross-country skiing and marksmanship, is in preparation for next year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Despite suffering from repetitive funding crises, British biathletes Amanda Lightfoot and Scott Dixon are already proving to exceed the meagre expectations. It can be watched on EuroSport TV channel or the ProBiathlon channel on Youtube.