For six years the former Iranian ambassador battled accusations he was an arms dealer. Now, he tells Paul Peachey that the political brinkmanship by the UK and the US over his extradition cost him his health
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Sunday 16 January 2011
Thursday 30 December 2010
Britain's biggest union is in talks to form an "unholy alliance" with rightwing Conservatives to oppose next year's referendum on electoral reform, The Independent has learnt.
Wednesday 29 December 2010
Campaigners against a change in the Westminster voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs today in their bid to secure a "no" vote in next May's referendum.
Friday 26 November 2010
The "no" campaign for the voting system referendum next year suffered embarrassment today when it was first forced to remove a Cabinet Minister from its list of supporters and then wrongly claimed he was opposed to the switch to the Alternative Vote.
Monday 22 November 2010
The Scottish Football Association have vowed to do "everything possible" to avert a referees strike at the weekend.
Monday 02 August 2010
The Home Secretary's decision to extend the provisions of "Sarah's Law" to the whole country was to be expected, although it's no more welcome for all that.
Thursday 10 June 2010
As a footballing city, Glasgow is not exactly short on blood and thunder. The Old Firm can generally be relied upon to raise the pulse rate, for better or for worse. Neil Lennon, the former Celtic midfielder who yesterday was confirmed as the club's manager having taken over on an interim basis in March, clearly understands this better than most.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
The "nanny state" mostly gets a pasting from critics who dismiss government efforts to make us fitter or slimmer or healthier as unwarranted intrusion into individual's lives.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Monday 24 May 2010
Nick Clegg confirmed yesterday that he begged Gordon Brown to stay in Downing Street a little longer while he sewed up a coalition deal with David Cameron.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Negotiations between the political parties over the shape of the next government were reaching a heightened pitch today, with some sources expecting a conclusion before the end of the day.
Thursday 25 February 2010
Gordon Brown told Tony Blair "you ruined my life" in a fierce showdown between the two men shortly before the former Prime Minister agreed to stand down, according to the latest allegations to emerge from a book about New Labour.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Monday 09 November 2009
The fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989, was one of history’s truly epochal moments. During what became a revolutionary wave sweeping across the former Eastern Bloc countries, the announcement by the then-East German Government that its citizens could visit West Germany set in train a series of events that led, ultimately, to the demise of the Soviet Union itself.
Saturday 31 October 2009
Patients forced to wait 18 weeks for treatment on the NHS will be given a new legal right to receive it from the private sector.
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