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Cuts and Capabilities at the FCO

Back from the International Studies Association and back to the blog..

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has just issued its response to the FCO’s Annual Report and they are seriously concerned about the effect of the government austerity programme on British overseas representation. 269 more words


UK opposes death penalty, except when it funds it on foreign soil

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For immediate release: Tue Feb 24, 2015

Whitehall confusion over “aid for executions” as Brits face Pakistan gallows
The Government has been urged to end UK support for Pakistani drug operations that lead to death sentences, after an admission by the Foreign Office (FCO) that it does not know the identity of two British citizens facing execution after UK-funded drug raids. 356 more words

{DIY} Happiness in a Roller Bottle

There are days when Murphy and his infamous Law follow me around like a lost little puppy. It’s like I have a proverbial rain cloud over my head. 342 more words


Judge offers comfort over tales of power and abuse - but says No to London jobs hearing for whistle-blowers

A judge has spoken of “disturbing” claims made about sex abuse on St Helena and the way the island is governed – after ruling he could not hear a case brought by social workers. 713 more words

St Helena


My father was a professor of maths. His colleagues were rather.…eccentric. Their subject – and its infinite seductive mysteries – were much more real to them than the concerns of actual, breathing, students. 460 more words