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Foreign Policy Elite Defends the Foreign Office

This week we are hearing about the UK’s public spending plans for the next four years which will include substantial cuts. Given that the government has committed to spending 2% of GNP on defence and 0.7% on aid the only place for cuts in the foreign budget is the FCO and two groups have put out reports in the last couple of weeks to make the case for growth in foreign affairs expenditure.   829 more words

UK Public Diplomacy

Foreign travel advice - FCO

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offers travel advice for all countries – kind of like the “Snog, Marry, Avoid” of Countries… Just did the sensible thing and signed up to their weekly e-Mail bulletin. 11 more words

Jessington Post

The Biggest Piece of Baggage: Travelling with Mental Health Issues

The 10th of October was World Mental Health Day, an occasion for the global community to come together to raise awareness and mobilize support efforts in every corner of the world. 783 more words


Government plans to modify the Ministerial Code

Government plans ‘seriously concerning’

Plans by the Conservative Government to modify the Ministerial Code are ‘seriously concerning’ according to Rights Watch.

The ministerial code issued in 2010 says; 439 more words

"Human Rights"

I purchased some essential oils- now what? What I wish I had known

A quick list of a few things I wish I was told before I used any essential oils-

• Dilute, Dilute, Dilute- essential oils are incredibly strong and can cause skin sensitivities. 240 more words

Destination Oils

Careers advice for adventurers: or, a broken ankle, a sandwich and a car bomb

When you graduate you feel you should know exactly what your plan is. You’re supposed to walk out of your finals and then (after the pub, obviously) walk into some well paid, professional sounding job that symbolises the beginning of grown up life. 900 more words