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Amazing scenes here in Brussels:
David Cameron has just walked
into an EU summit

Telegraph [UK], by James Kirkup

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/7/2013 10:23:17 AM

This is, actually, a tiny bit unusual. The normal form for summits is that leaders arrive in big shiny cars, which pull up to the rear entrance of the Justus Lipsius building to disgorge their VIP cargo before a pack of waiting hacks clustered by the door. Like a lot of summitry, this ritual is a bit silly, especially since the leaders often aren´t coming from very far away. In the case of a British PM, the distance concerned is sometimes only a few hundred yards, from the UK Permanent Representative´s office street or so away.

      


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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/27/2013 8:45:12 AM     Post Reply
In reality, plans for possible action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime have been drawn up for weeks, if not months at Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood, according to military sources. What those plans need to include will depend on the extent and objective of the action to be taken, neither of which are yet clear. They must include not only what Britain, France and America will do, but also how Syria might respond. The most likely course of action according to most observers is a barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles from warships in the Mediterranean, possibly with added air strikes from

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Parker touts school vouchers
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/27/2013 8:26:05 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/27/2013 7:48:53 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/27/2013 7:42:15 AM     Post Reply
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