Category Archives: Syria

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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The Dubs amendment must stay


The news last week that the Government was to break its promise to provide accommodation and care for up to 3000 orphans or separated children from war torn lands was headline news. The so called Dubs amendment had been introduced … Continue reading

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A speech that has not changed society


Inviting a powerful and influential person to be guest speaker at an Annual General Meeting or to open a Spring Fair or Harvest Supper is a well tried template for improving the profile of your organisation. People on the fringes … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a soft place


In the last few days the Executive Orders emanating from the White House and their chaotic nature have taken many of those I know who voiced support for Donald Trump by surprise and caused them to rephrase their support. However … Continue reading

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Some perspective for Sunday morning


The following words were spoken by a man known as Frank Judd in the days when he was a Labour MP, and now Lord Judd in the House of Lords where he has been a member since 1991. His speech … Continue reading

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A short week in Politics


When I wrote last week about a speech made in Birmingham last Tuesday by Amber Rudd I had no idea that my criticism would be followed so quickly by that of her colleagues on both sides of the House of … Continue reading

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