Tag Archives: Yemen

Jeremy Hunt and his double li(f)e


There is nothing to suggest in the tweet on the right hand side that Jeremy Hunt had travelled out of the UK in order to meet partners from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the United States which are the flags … Continue reading

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The need to change our military tradition


The news from Europe that the Tory Party Members of the European Parliament chose to abstain from a vote to ban sales of arms to Saudi Arabia is not really the issue, just as the idea that the death of … Continue reading

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We must look beyond our own shores


In the last 24 hours two British senior politicians from both sides of the House of Commons with clear responsibility for our role overseas have been raising concerns about internal aspects of our nation and it is clear that both … Continue reading

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Dear Penny and Alistair


As Ministers in the current UK Government it is encouraging to see you both using twitter to call for “all parties to prevent civilian casualties and to cooperate with the UN” over the crisis in Yemen. As MPs and Ministers … Continue reading

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The crisis in Yemen demands action, not words!


Thanks to Stephen Twigg MP a very important series of questions and answers took place in the House of Commons last Tuesday, beginning with a Question from Stephen: “To ask the Minister of State for International Development to update the … Continue reading

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A poor matinee after a genuine tragedy


It is very hard to understand how our government can store up information about the ‘spying’ profile of staff in any London based Embassy and do nothing about it until the Government which owns the Embassy is accused of an … Continue reading

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A period of great weakness


On 3rd May Parliament was dissolved. Assuming all goes to plan on 8th June, the estimated date for the opening of the new Parliament will take place on 14th or even 21st June. Clearly it may be possible to bring … Continue reading

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A great union, when we open our borders


It is a challenge to read and digest an Easter message from a politician who just over a week ago spoke about chocolate eggs as though they were a matter of national importance whilst in the middle of selling weapons … Continue reading

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Tillersons words – do they butter any parsnips?


Speaking at an event attended by world leaders to commemorate the Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre in 1944 in which more than 500 civilians were killed, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all … Continue reading

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We need international co-operation


The decision by the USA to intervene militarily in Syria following the appalling use of chemical weapons by Assad or Russia on innocent Syrian people appears to have been taken in isolation from the rest of the world, and possible … Continue reading

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