Tag Archives: Syria

The hard work must continue


Two years ago today I was at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum near Uckfield, it was a lovely sunny afternoon, at some point in the afternoon it became clear from the smart phone that an incident had happened in Shoreham. … 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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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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A crime that should end the war


It is hard to make sense of the death of some 20-30 people and destruction of 20 odd lorries carrying vital supplies that should have been driven to men and women who have been suffering from a war that is … Continue reading

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We need logic, not prejudice


In a world of soundbites and edited comments, it is easy to assume that when someone speaks or is quoted that the full story is more complex and the few words captured may even state the opposite of what the … Continue reading

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The strange views of Iain Dale


Iain Dale is a respected commentator from within the mainstream of the Conservative Party and was a member of the panel on Fridays Radio 4 Any Questions. In responding to a question on Aleppo, he argued that there were two … Continue reading

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