At what cost will the Foreign Office try to Ostracise Assange?

August 21, 2012

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“You stormed into an Embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relations, and why?” Even the James Bond film, ‘Casino Royale’,  references the one rule you simply cannot break in international diplomacy. As the continuing story of the Ecuadorian standoff unfolds, I take a look at the issues behind the headlines. With Ecuador’s president […]

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Britain Ablaze

August 23, 2011

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As Ed Miliband said in a speech recently “To explain is not to exuse”, and that is the aim of today’s blog. Everyone has been shocked and appalled by the events of recent weeks, but it must have some cause or trigger. Thousands of people across England don’t just decide to go out day after […]

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Bin Laden: The End of an Era?

August 20, 2011

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As the news rang out across the world about the death of Osama Bin Laden, the FBI’s most wanted man of ten years, there was a clear signal that the ‘war on terror’ had moved into a new phase. Nicknamed ‘the tall man’, to some he was an iconic image of resistance against America and […]

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Back to Business

August 20, 2011

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As you may have noticed View From The Infield has been somewhat lacking new blog posts recently. After not reaching the grades I needed in my January exams, I decided to reduce the amount of blogging I did and well… it seems to have worked. This Thursday I got my results and I got the […]

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Voting reform without a media storm

February 27, 2011

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Currently the biggest issue in British politics, voting reform and the referendum on the AV voting system, have been vastly overshadowed by news of revolution in the Middle East. So today, instead of writing about all the exciting and horrifying things going on in Libya, I thought I would write about something closer to home. […]

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Egypt: From Dictator to Democracy?

February 11, 2011

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As I write, the tv blares out the words ‘ Mubarak has gone’. The sense of euphoria that has swept Egypt by storm seemed unthinkable this morning. Driving to college listening to the today programme, it seemed nothing could force the ruler of 30 years to leave office. After 18 days of constant protest, the […]

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Cameron: Back to basics conservatism

February 6, 2011

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Having seen the shocking headline ‘Multiculturalism has failed’, Cameron’s latest announcement about the state of our nation, I was appalled. Looking back, he does have a past history of rash statements. During last year’s May election we were told how Britain was ‘broken’, a PR man’s phrase perhaps, but it does imply a greater degree of […]

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