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The worst form of hypocrisy from No 10


In her first foreign visit since enacting Article 50 Theresa May has been in Saudi Arabia, a nation whose human rights record is one of the worst in the world, that in 2012 put to death more prisoners than any … Continue reading

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Let us stand with Margot Wallstrom


On a number of occasions over the lifetime of this blog I have written about the need for our nation to end its sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia and challenge their human rights record. Occasionally a bold UK Minister … Continue reading

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We need a Rand and Chris


The collective ears of the Yemeni nation must have been burning on Wednesday, and one assumes they were attuned to events taking place in two major American Cities. Whilst the outcome may not seem hugely significant, if there is a … Continue reading

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Lets open the talking shop


Some people would argue that groups of people sitting around a table discussing issues that are happening elsewhere in the world is the very opposite of what will change things for the better. Perhaps what is worse than a talking … Continue reading

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The paper not in my hand


The debate in Parliament on Thursday 28th January on the killing of innocent people in Yemen was accompanied by what could only be described as a farce of responses and comments. Tobias Ellwood, Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister first claimed he had … Continue reading

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Who gets to value our lives?


The murder of Alexander Litvinenko in a manner that apparently left a trail of polonium across London in 2006 concerns all of the people who were also present in the locations visited by the killer or killers. It is also something that concerns many … Continue reading

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Biting off more than we want to chew


There are several items in the news over the last day or two that point to a difficult time for our Government and one of their oldest friends. The conflict in Syria which the David Cameron and Michael Fallon have … Continue reading

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