Anti-drone protestors march against UK flight-control centre

Organisations protest the navigation from RAF Waddington of unmanned Reaper aircraft in AfghanistanPolice have closed sections of the A15 and other roads in Lincolnshire as anti-war protestors gathered on Saturday outside an RAF base today to protest the UK’s use of armed drones in Afghanistan.Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, the Drone Campaign […]
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We eurozoners must create a United State of Europe | Brendan Simms

Only a single Anglo-American style fiscal and military union can save the EUThey were a loose confederation of states in danger of falling out among themselves, and unsure if they would survive in an increasingly competitive international environment. Their debts were piling up; their currency was weak; their economies were diverse and incompatible. The idealism […]
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The Falklands funeral: how Margaret Thatcher’s military legacy was reflected

All regiments involved in funeral for former prime minister had link to south Atlantic conflictLady Thatcher wanted her funeral to have a Falklands theme, and though no details were thrashed out before her death, the Ministry of Defence had a good idea which units would have to be involved when the planning for the ceremony […]
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Falklands on film: how broadcasters have handled Margaret Thatcher’s war

BBC and ITV enraged the government with early portrayals of the conflict but it is being supplanted by recent conflictsBritish TV deployed rapidly – and with frequent controversy – to attack the Falklands war as a subject. The assiduous historical website British Television Drama records, in the decade after the war, 10 dramas based on […]
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Thatcher funeral’s military pomp raises concerns at Buckingham Palace

Questions raised over appropriateness of such a divisive figure being escorted on her final journey by military honours Ken Livingstone: throw out the myths about Margaret ThatcherRussell Brand: I always felt sorry for her childrenGary Younge: the Iron Lady is dead but Thatcherism lives onMargaret Thatcher’s legacy: roundup of the best writingBuckingham Palace raised concerns […]
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Argentina responds with a shrug to Thatcher funeral snub

‘What do I care?’ says foreign minister after Thatcher family requests that Argentina’s president not be invitedThe Argentinian government has broken its official silence and shrugged off news that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will not be invited to the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.”What do I care if I’m not invited […]
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Margaret Thatcher’s imperial funeral doesn’t suit 21st century democracy | Martin Kettle

How distressing if this solemn event turns into a farcical reminder of the hubris and divisiveness of the Thatcher eraHow could they be so foolish? Were the people charged with planning Margaret Thatcher’s funeral so naive that they could not see how delicately the farewell to Britain’s most prominent public figure of the postwar era […]
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William Hague urges calm response to North Korea’s ‘paranoid rhetoric’

Foreign secretary says no sign of major military buildup after Pyongyang’s warning that it could not guarantee safety of embassy staffThe North Korean regime is guilty of “paranoid rhetoric” after warning last week that it could not guarantee the safety of embassy staff in the event of a war, William Hague has said.As the US […]
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Trident: the nuclear jobcentre | Richard Norton-Taylor

Treating Trident as an employment scheme will leave Britain ill equipped for the real threat: terrorismFifty years ago this week Britain signed an agreement whereby its ability to fire nuclear weapons became entirely dependent on the US. Under the Polaris Sales Agreement, heralded as a pillar of the “special relationship”, the US agreed to supply […]
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