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Friday 30 July 2010
Hector Christie is not your run of the mill aristocrat. He has been running a quasi-commune at his stately home, Tapeley Park near Instow in Devon, and in its surrounding estate for some time – since it was deemed to be very unfashionable and more than a wee bit dodgy to do so.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Britain's war machine came close to seizing up when it was conducting simultaneous operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the former head of the Army told the Iraq war inquiry yesterday.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Tomorrow, the Chilcot inquiry into Britain's decision to go to war on Iraq will have sat for a whole year. It has been a suprisingly worthwhile exercise, bringing to full public view a depressing picture of the way the country was led to war against the advice and warnings of most of the experts and officials at the time. But the steady drip-drip of its evidence has served largely to confirm what many people suspected, rather than revealing anything startlingly new.
Sunday 25 July 2010
Tony Blair will come under greater pressure over his role in the Iraq conflict this week, as one of the men who tried to slow the march to war in 2003 publicly raises questions over his judgement.
Saturday 24 July 2010
More than 2 million people have a vote in the Labour leadership election, which will trudge on through the summer to a crescendo on 25 September. But how many will avail themselves of the chance to vote must be a cause for concern.
Thursday 22 July 2010
Nick Clegg used his first appearance standing in for David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday to declare that the Iraq war was "illegal", and demand that Labour explain why they dragged Britain into it. What appeared to have escaped the Deputy Prime Minister in the heat of the moment was that most senior Conservatives also voted for the war, including the Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague, who were sitting alongside Mr Clegg as he spoke, and Mr Cameron, who was in Washington.
Friday 16 July 2010
Noam Chomsky is one of the most hysterically abused figures in the world today. Even his critics have to concede that his work in the field of linguistics – beginning to decode the structure of how language is formed in the human brain – makes him one of the most important intellectuals alive. But when he applies the same rigorous method to figuring out how power – especially the American government's – works, he is pepper-sprayed with smears. He is a self-hating Holocaust denier, a jihad-loving traitor, a Pol Pot-licking communist, and on and on.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Having made two excellent Bourne movies together, Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon reunite for an Iraq War thriller which doesn't work quite so well.
Saturday 03 July 2010
Tony Blair was warned by two cabinet ministers of "long-term damage" to the armed forces from the occupation of Iraq, according to previously classified documents that were released yesterday.
Thursday 01 July 2010
The Independent, the Guardian and the Daily Mail still* disagree with the Iraq war. This is, apparently, news.
Thursday 01 July 2010
The Iraq war is history. Our troops have been withdrawn. And the government that committed Britain to taking part in that invasion has been expelled from office. Yet we make no apology for returning today to an analysis of the political, diplomatic and legal machinations that helped propel Britain into that disastrous conflict seven years ago.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
The Chilcot inquiry has resumed; therefore the attempts by the anti-war media (that is, nearly all of them) to rewrite history have resumed; therefore the Rebuttal Service is back.
Thursday 17 June 2010
Friday 04 June 2010
The case of Boris Johnson versus Brian Haw and other protesters camped in Parliament Square opened in the High Court yesterday.
Friday 21 May 2010
A mother who has fought a seven-year campaign to discover why her Jewish son died after attending a conference of far-right extremists in Germany has won the right to have a second inquest into his death.
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
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