To contrast the attitudes of the US Congress and the British Parliament, start with Iran. Today, the palpable welcome by MPs for Tehran’s suspension of high-level uranium enrichment was matched only by anxiety about the UN excluding Iran from the Syria talks that start today in Switzerland.
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An independent Scotland would end up 'subsidising England's EU rebate', claims Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander
Friday 17 January 2014
Taxpayers in an independent Scotland would lose the benefit of the United Kingdom’s current European Union rebate and end up subsiding England’s rebate from Brussels, according to the chief Treasury secretary, Danny Alexander.
Amritsar massacre: David Cameron launches inquiry into ‘SAS involvement’ in 1984 Golden Temple killings
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Previously secret documents indicate Margaret Thatcher knew about possible SAS involvement in 1984 Indian army raid
Monday 13 January 2014
John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov met for talks in Paris this week ahead of a peace conference in Geneva
Friday 10 January 2014
Few get closer to the Prime Minister than his barber, so no wonder Cameron's has been awarded with an MBE. And hair has always been big in politics, explains Andy McSmith
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Visit by newly-appointed envoy will be first since British embassy in Tehran was stormed by activists in November 2011
Thursday 14 November 2013
First and foremost, he must seek accountability for egregious rights abuses
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Minister of Mass Media and Information accuses David Cameron of treating the country 'like a colony'
Monday 11 November 2013
Britain's new charge d'affaires to Iran is expected to visit the country later this month amid further signs of a thawing in relations.
Sunday 06 October 2013
Britain has failed to see the serious humanitarian consequences of Barclays' decision to stop trading with remittance companies in Somalia, according to the African nation's ambassador to London.
Monday 30 September 2013
Comments come after Nigel Farage said he would not stand in the way of Ukip candidates making constituency-level deals
Sunday 29 September 2013
The UK Independence Party may avoid putting up candidates to contest the seats of existing Eurosceptic MPs, its party leader has said.
Sunday 29 September 2013
David Cameron faces a grassroots rebellion by Conservative Party members if he tries to form a second coalition with the Liberal Democrats after the 2015 election.
Thursday 26 September 2013
First things first. WHO IS TALKING ABOUT THE GLOBAL RACE, Mr Prime Minister, apart from you, who seemingly can't stop? Second, @mushybees makes a fair point...
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Home Secretary Theresa May has pledged support to Pakistan in its “fight against terror and violent extremism” on her third visit to the country.
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Thursday 19 September 2013
Our Man in Westminster
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
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