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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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How to end the killing?


“The whole world is horrified by the suffering of the people of Aleppo – the bombing of innocent civilians, the murder of defenceless children. The fighting must stop now. Russia indicating its support for a 48 hour cessation of hostilities is … Continue reading

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8 Months gone and still no plan


Tomorrow is the beginning of the 9th month since our Parliament, led by David Cameron and Michael Fallon (Secretary of State for Defence) debated and then voted for the RAF to be allowed to drop British bombs in Syria. At … Continue reading

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