Foreign Secretary beats war drum in Middle East
Monday 30th May 2016
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
THE government confirmed yesterday that it was “urgently investigating” allegations that a British-made cluster bomb was dropped in Yemen by Saudi Arabian military forces.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Defence Minister Philip Dunne admitted there was an investigation...
Wednesday 25th May 2016
PHILIP HAMMOND will make diplomatic history today when he jets into Havana, becoming the first British secretary of state to visit Cuba in more than 40 years.
Junior Foreign Office ministers were dispatched to the island under the last Labour government in 2005 and more recently...
Thursday 28th Apr 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
Foreign Secretary lambasted by panel of MPs
Wednesday 6th Apr 2016
HUMAN RIGHTS campaigners marched on Whitehall yesterday to deliver a 41,000-strong petition opposing Britain’s use of “bloody” mobile phones to Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond.
Mr Hammond was urged to support EU legislation curbing the use of conflict minerals in...
THERE is a vacuum at the heart of the EU referendum debate where the Labour Party should be.
This is because Labour has no substantial position of its own to put forward. Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn often sounds for all the world like a Cameron loyalist in some junior...
Monday 7th Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
FOREIGN Secretary Philip Hammond ought to remember that, when he has nothing useful to say, he should keep his lip buttoned.
His contentious claim that the planned ceasefire in Syria will fail unless Russia “dramatically decreases” its bombing of moderate fighters is...
Wednesday 24th Feb 2016
UN working group says WikiLeaks founder ‘arbitrary detained’
Saturday 6th Feb 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
NO-ONE could accuse any British government in recent decades of being less than totally submissive to Washington and the current administration has no intention of denting this record.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s contemptuous dismissal of the UN working group on arbitrary...
PHILIP HAMMOND warned yesterday that the renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership terms could be put on hold beyond next month’s Brussels summit to allow more pressing concerns to be addressed.
The Foreign Secretary said it would be “inappropriate and unwise”...
Wednesday 27th Jan 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain