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The Iraq Inquiry: were mistakes made? 10 years is a long, long time to wait

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1535 days ago
We should be deeply concerned that an inquiry into exactly what happened 10 years ago that allowed our Government to decide on our behalf to invade Iraq has still not published its findings. The 18-month Iraq Inquiry was launched on 30 July 2009, more than 3 years ago, to consider our involvement in Iraq (the run-up, military action and aftermath), but we still have no knowledge of its findings. Why is it taking so long for Sir John Chilcot and his team to publish their report? Why no urgency? T...

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International Women's Day, 8 March 2013 - mind the gap!

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1514 days ago
Out of 130 countries representing 93% of the world’s population, assessed in terms of economic participation and opportunity, health and survival, educational attainment and political empowerment, Nordic countries topped the charts in giving greatest equality for women (Global Gap Gender Report) (1). Where a score of 100% represents perfect equality, Norway, Finland and Sweden got the top scores (82%, 82%, 81.4%, respectively). Denmark and the Netherlands are also included in the top ten. ...

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Joining the dots - sign-man, you're simply the best!

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1512 days ago
In these days of social media and communications know-how, the sight of a man (with his dog!) simply holding a sign behind Vicky Pryce on her way to and from court these last few weeks, and most notably yesterday after the jury’s verdict on the trial, seemed a somewhat outdated, almost comic, way of voicing a protest. But thanks to the determination of protestor Stuart Holmes to have his placard (and his dog’s sign) picked up by the cameras in the media scrum, we’ve had the cha...

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From Ephesus to Woolwich – they’re all men…..

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1430 days ago
In the aftermath of the horrific murder of the British soldier, Lee Rigby, on a Woolwich street, Dominic Lawson wrote (1) of ‘The murderous vanity of man punctured by three quiet women’. The extraordinary images of one woman, Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, confronting the blood-soaked suspect as he clutched a bloodied meat cleaver, and two other women, Gemini Donnelly-Martin and her mother Amanda, facing danger in order to comfort Lee Rigby, swiftly spread across the media. The selfless acts ...