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Walking Away From Others Has Never Been the Scottish Way

(221) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 8:00 PM

Today's headlines in Scotland are all about Grangemouth and the future of the nation's only oil refinery. But the headlines in the coming days will undoubtedly focus on Perth where the SNP's annual conference is taking place.

Unlike so often in recent years the delegates are gathering...

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The Leveson Inquiry is Not the First Such Inquiry, But We Must Now Make Every Effort to Ensure That it is the Last

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM

William Hague is right when he says that Britain has a vital role, especially in these turbulent times, to be advancing and defending the cause of human rights and free speech across the world.

But he is simply wrong to claim that implementing the recommendations of the...

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Diplomacy Does Not Stop at the Door of the UN

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2012 | 8:00 PM

The Olympics is a time primarily for sport and celebration, but diplomacy does not stop at the door of the UN, and for it to work it must be sustained and consistent.

That is why as the world comes together to celebrate the Olympics, we must not...

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In the Final Hours of Talks on Arms Trade Treaty, It Is Now Time for the Government to Deliver not Disappoint

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 1:39 PM

Seven years have now passed since the UK took an active role in pushing for an agreement.

And now the UN is just hours from taking a decision that will affect the lives of many and the future of millions.

The overwhelming consensus ahead of this week's conference was that...

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Britain Needs To Be On The Side Of Internet Access Across The World

(1) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 2:43 PM

Harvard professor Joseph Nye talks of a world changed by the shifting distribution of power from West to East and the growing dispersal of power from state to citizens.

The "Arab Spring" is the most spectacular example of the dispersal of power.

Before visiting the region, I was somewhat sceptical...

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