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In search of a European identity

July 7, 2009
by James Clive-Matthews
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7/7 attacks, four years on

If you haven’t, read the liveblog from the day, have a look at the one year on post, much of which still stands (though, thankfully, this country seems to be rather less hysterical about terrorism these days), and flick through … Continue reading

February 21, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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We are ruled by criminals

So the British government has admitted that they’ve twice been in breach of the UN Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances over extraordinary rendition flights. And Foreign Secretary David Miliband has – bless him – said … Continue reading

February 18, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Five years after the Iraq protests, a question

Spotted in a decent French article on Kosovo’s independence, a throwaway line that made me ponder: L’indépendance du Kosovo se fera sous supervision internationale. Malgré ces divisions, l’Union européenne a décidé, sans l’aval de l’ONU, de déployer au Kosovo une … Continue reading

July 18, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Brown’s EU diplomatic strategy

What with the ongoing spat with Russia (hyped out of all proportion, I reckon, and hope I’m not proved wrong), the fact that our dear new Prime Minister has made his first overseas jaunt while in office seems to have … Continue reading

January 25, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Extraordinary rendition: the verdict

Sorry – missed this yesterday… The [tag]European Parliament[/tag] has yet to vote on the final report following its investigation into CIA [tag]extraordinary rendition[/tag] flights in Europe, but finalised it is (and you can download it from the temporary committee’s website … Continue reading

March 17, 2006
by James Clive-Matthews
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The UK and extraordinary rendition

It’s Friday night and it’s St Patrick’s day, which means one of the most drunken of the year. When better to release an official admission that UK airports were used in “extraordinary rendition” flights SEVENTY-THREE TIMES since 2001, despite umpteen … Continue reading