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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Monday 20 August 2012
They said it would never happen. They said to believe otherwise was crazy talk. They said their brains were weak, their minds blurred by lactational insanity, their bodies broken by the demands of their curious internal lady clocks. But rejoice, because right here right now a woman, yes, a real live woman who can speak and walk and think and everything, is in charge of the country.
Sunday 19 August 2012
Man the barricades! Grab your tin hats and gas masks! Adopt brace positions!
Tuesday 14 August 2012
David and Samantha Cameron relax outside a Spanish cafe today on the first full day of their summer holiday.
Monday 30 July 2012
Poll shows surprisingly lukewarm support for Cameron to lead party into next election
Thursday 28 June 2012
Britain's determination to defend the Falkland Islands was today enshrined in a Government White Paper which declared there would be “no weakening” in Britain's resolve.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
In 1994 John Maples was among the first senior Conservatives to identify Tony Blair, after a few months as leader of the Labour Party, as a figure who would prove a formidable adversary of the Tories. In a leaked internal memo Maples cautioned John Major that it would beunwise, as many Conservatives were doing, to dismiss the new Labour leader as a lightweight.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Moscow backing of Assad leaves hopes for united front in tatters
Monday 28 May 2012
David Cameron and William Hague were today involved in high-level international talks to ratchet up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad in the wake of the massacre of more than 100 people, including women and small children.
Monday 28 May 2012
A Foreign Office minister called for the international community to unite to take further action against Syria following the “revolting” massacre at Houla.
Monday 28 May 2012
An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council was convened last night to co-ordinate the international community's response to the growing bloodshed in Syria amid widespread condemnation of the Houla massacre, in which 116 people, including at least 34 children, were killed.
Monday 14 May 2012
David Cameron is meeting leading business figures today after ministers hit out at companies over their unwillingness to invest in the future.
Saturday 12 May 2012
There was a brief ceremony at the House of Commons yesterday to mark the 200th anniversary of the murder of Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated. In The Daily Telegraph that same morning there was a letter marking the event from Lord Lexden, formerly known as Alistair Cooke, historian of the Conservative Party.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Take a very close look at the Queen's Speech. Its contents will have as much impact on the fate of the Coalition as will the state of the economy. I am not referring to yesterday's Queen's Speech, a ragbag of measures. I refer to the first legislative programme announced soon after the general election, the most radical Queen's Speech in recent history. The proposals announced then are being implemented now or in the coming months. They contain unexploded landmines that could erupt at any time as David Cameron also faces a fragile economy and the revelatory Leveson Inquiry.
Monday 30 April 2012
The occasion was today’s launch of the Foreign Office’s annual report on human rights, and William Hague was keen not to let the media monopolise the questioning. So he turned to a lady sitting on the front row, among the great and the good at Lancaster House
Friday 27 April 2012
The Foreign Secretary has denied that Neil Heywood, the British businessman thought to have been murdered in China, was a British secret agent.
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