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

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2015 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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There's something rotten in our society...

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2000 days ago
Constance Briscoe, a barrister and judge has been arrested on suspicion of lying to police over the speeding allegations story involving the ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his former wife, Vicky Pryce. Assistant chief officer Ann Hall of Cleveland Police is being investigated over suspicions that thousands of pounds of public money was misappropriated. RBS has set aside money to cover PPI mis-selling, the mis-selling of interest rate swaps and its fine for attempting to fix Libor. ...

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

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1994 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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Fiddle while the planet burns!

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2045 days ago
Man-made global warming is happening, faster than predicted, and the consequences for us all could be disastrous. Yes it is man-made, yes the scientific community is in agreement on this and yes the consequences will be catastrophic. This is not my opinion but the consensus of all reputable scientific bodies and governments and even the UN Convention on Climate Change in Doha agrees. The only thing they didn't agree on was when we should do something about it. In their wisdom they decided we...