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WATCH: William Hague’s final speech in the Commons

WATCH: William Hague’s final speech in the Commons

Alex MacDonald March 27, 2015 0

William Hague, the big name Tory, will stand down at the next election. Hague took his final words to reflect on his career and pay tributes to his colleagues. His career will be reflected

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Humiliated Government Fails to Oust Speaker

Humiliated Government Fails to Oust Speaker

Robert Tyler March 26, 2015 0

Bercow Survives Government ‘Backhanded Coup’ Backbenchers in Uproar Hague Reputation on the Line Tears on final day of Parliament The final day of this Parliament will certainly be one to remember as the Government

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WATCH: “Jiggery Pokery” Politics does not impress Jacob Rees-Mogg on Speaker’s future

WATCH: “Jiggery Pokery” Politics does not impress Jacob Rees-Mogg on Speaker’s future

Alex MacDonald March 26, 2015 1

Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg was not pleased with William Hague trying “jiggery pokery” politics to pass an amendment to ensure Speakers are voted on in secret in future, so MPs cannot hold grudges against those

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The Echo Chamber That Are Western Humanitarian Summits

The Echo Chamber That Are Western Humanitarian Summits

Backbencher June 12, 2014 0

Who really benefits from self indulgent Western summits and campaigns about problems a world away? This week sees the UK play host to a global summit on sexual violence in war, part of a

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What has Snowden shown us?

What has Snowden shown us?

Derek Van De Ven July 1, 2013 1

Edward Snowden has become a very well-travelled man in recent weeks. First a visit to Hong Kong, one of the most spectacular cities I have ever been too, followed by Moscow, full of right

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Can They Hear Us Now?

Derek Van De Ven June 10, 2013 0

Last week we saw how the USA’s National Security Agency has access to the personal details of the customers of many US companies, Verizon, Apple, Google, Facebook and other internet and communications giants. The

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Hague’s Dangerous Game in Syria

Hague’s Dangerous Game in Syria

Backbencher May 30, 2013 0

Noble intentions in Syria may cause more problems than they solve The decision of European Union foreign ministers to withdraw their arms embargo on Syria this week is a significant gesture in a civil

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Britain & Syria: No Road To Damascus

Britain & Syria: No Road To Damascus

Lee Jenkins May 22, 2013 0

Britain has few cards to play in Syria, but its playing them well. On Monday Foreign Secretary William Hague addressed the House to reaffirm the British position on the crisis in Syria. By far

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Britain & The Defeat Of Somlia’s Pirates

Britain & The Defeat Of Somlia’s Pirates

Lee Jenkins May 16, 2013 0

Through military prowess, savvy development aid, and international cooperation, Britain has crippled Somalia’s pirate threat. The Somali pirate menace has been defeated, and Britain has played a central role. Although it passed with little

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The Foreign Office must go back to basics

The Foreign Office must go back to basics

Andrew Thorpe-Apps February 9, 2013 0

In the 21st century, Britain’s alliances and trade links remain vitally important. The Foreign Office is the key institution when it comes to the promotion and protection of British interests abroad. Yet the diplomatic

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