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Saint, Rebel and Dog Whisperer - HPP Meets... Ilford North's Lee Scott

In a bumper Christmas edition of ‘HPP Meets…’, Joseph Perry talks to Tory MP Lee Scott about life in Westminster, spin doctors and mistaking canines.  They also look at his chances of success at next year’s general election in the Labour target seat of Ilford North. 2,588 more words

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Women soldiers to serve in front-line combat units

Britain: Senior Whitehall source says that MoD is ‘leaning towards making the change’ to allow women in front-line combat units after a six-month review

British female troops share a joke as they wait for the 904 Expeditionary Air Wing’s sunset flag lowering and end of mission ceremony at Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images… 828 more words

Iran nuclear deal: Extension talk as deadline looms

Time is running out for world powers to strike a deal with Iran to cut UN sanctions in return for action to scale back its nuclear programme. 877 more words


Sasha Wass QC, prosecutor in Rolf Harris trial, to lead island sex abuse inquiry

By: Paul Peachey

A prominent barrister who successfully prosecuted Rolf Harris will head an investigation into an alleged police and government conspiracy to cover up the widespread sexual exploitation of girls on a British overseas territory.   496 more words


British to fund training for Kurds - support for Canadian bomb-hunting robots

By David Pugliese

Defence Watch


A few weeks ago I had an article about Kurdish forces fighting in Iraq soon to get new bomb-hunting robots courtesy of the Canadian taxpayer. 260 more words

Defence Watch

Is the US outclassing the UK on climate statesmanship?

Al Gore is the famous what-if of US climate politics, given the controversial near miss that was the presidential election of 2000, combined with his subsequent activism.  878 more words