I was fortunate enough to be invited to see Gordon Brown address the Congress of the United States today, and amongst the pomp and ceremony of such an event I got to see the Prime Minister in a different light. Now I will state up front that I consider myself as a moderate conservative as …

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Jack Straw’s secrecy motive

Just a day after Jack Straw uses a veto to block the release of the Iraq Minutes to the British public we learn of yet another occaision where what Jack Straw says and what Jack Straw does are not necisarily the same thing. The Telegraph - John Hutton admits terror suspects were handed over for …

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Jack Straw and the Iraq Minutes

BBC News - Straw vetoes Iraq minutes release I've just read the article above, and was immediately struck by this quote: Releasing the papers would do "serious damage" to Cabinet government, he said, and outweighed public interest needs. Now I am very aware that certain information could be damaging to national security, and that information …

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Apology from Peter Mandelson?

Following the apology from Starbucks for comments made by chairman Howard Schulz about the British economy (BBC News - Starbucks apologises to Mandelson) is there any chance for an apology from Peter Mandelson for his disgraceful language in the angry tirade he threw back at Starbucks.  The moment was caught on camera, and has been …

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