Tag Archives: Syria

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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We must end the Syrian conflict, not extend it


The following words were written on Friday Morning to meet the deadline for the Argus Newspaper for todays column. Although some aspects have moved on in the light of our coalition attack on Syria, the majority of this text seems … Continue reading

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Theresa and Donald degrade democracy


Early this morning a brief period of military action took place, commissioned from the safety of three  western democratic national government headquarters designed to try to destroy some of the chemical warfare facilities in Syria. In the case of both … 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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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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