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Who are the real winners of intervention in Syria?

Backbencher September 2, 2013 0

The topic of chemical warfare in Syria continues to dominate the press and media. Following Parliament’s decision to reject military intervention in Syria, Obama has announced a ten day delay on action from the

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Time To Re-assess Our Place In The World

Backbencher August 31, 2013 1

Robert Tyler argues for a major re-assessment of Britain’s foreign policy in the wake of the debacle over Syria In light of the Government’s defeat in Parliament over Syria, George Osborne has said that

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Syria: Give Non interventionism a chance

Syria: Give Non interventionism a chance

Olly Neville August 30, 2013 1

Being a non-interventionist is not easy; after all, the emotive arguments are all on the side of war. With pictures of chemical weapon attacks pushing people into demanding that we do ‘something’ it takes

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How did your MP vote on Syria? Find out here

How did your MP vote on Syria? Find out here

Alex MacDonald August 29, 2013 27

1: Amendment 2: Main Vote     1. Question put, That the manuscript amendment be made. The House divided: Ayes 220, Noes 332. Division No. 69][9.59 pm AYES Abbott, Ms Diane Abrahams, Debbie Ainsworth,

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“We need to be clear” that Ed still doesn’t look like a PM

Alex MacDonald August 29, 2013 7

It was Miliband’s chance to shine, and he blew it. The Syria debate needed a strong leader to put forward the case that knee-jerk reactions are illogical, and that actually, this conflict is a

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New York Times and Twitter Come under Attack by Hackers

New York Times and Twitter Come under Attack by Hackers

Tristan Kitchin August 28, 2013 0

The New York Times and Twitter websites were both targeted in a hacking attack the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has been accredited with. The hacker group has taken credit for a number of different

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Syria: Over 100,000 dead, too little too late?

Syria: Over 100,000 dead, too little too late?

Backbencher August 26, 2013 1

Syrian rebel groups have claimed Assad forces launched a chemical attack on Wednesday 21st August in Eastern Ghouta resulting in more than 1,000 deaths.    Medecins Sans Frontieres says the victims are suffering from symptoms which indicate mass exposure to neurotoxic agent.  Yet the Syrian authorities have

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Syria: Why are Chemical Weapons the game changer?

Syria: Why are Chemical Weapons the game changer?

Alex MacDonald August 22, 2013 14

The Daily Mirror’s Front Page leads with a shocking story of how Syrian children are being gassed and killed by the Assad regime. The photo is graphic, and shows the bodies of nine children

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The Wrong Type of News?

The Wrong Type of News?

Backbencher August 6, 2013 0

James Evans asks which news stories should be afforded the most attention. Britons are famous for enjoying a good grumble. This particular predilection was well-parodied back in the nineteenth century by Gilbert and Sullivan

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Islam’s Cold War

Islam’s Cold War

Lee Jenkins July 11, 2013 0

Saudi Arabia and Iran’s battle for dominance is a naked flame in the Middle Eastern tinderbox Saudi Arabia is home to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest sites in Islam. Although smaller than Egypt

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