David Owen

Tony Blair and the War in Iraq

Lord David Owen | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

I followed up concerns I had expressed at that meeting with a letter to Blair on 12 November, arguing that there had to be a political strategy involving the Kurds to help topple Saddam Hussein. Blair replied: 'We are not working to bring down Saddam Hussein and his regime. It is not for us to say who should be President of Iraq, however much we might prefer to see a different government in Baghdad.' This exchange encapsulated the UK's particular problem...

David Owen is Back - But Frankly We Don't Deserve Him

James Ruddick | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
James Ruddick

The destruction of David Owen's career was a personal tragedy for him - jeered at, spat upon, abused and threatened, he settled for a quieter life. But his story is our tragedy, too. In our politics, the way we run it, the way we like it, the righteous are mashed up and spat out.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Does Vlad Want Var?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 2 March 2014... 1) DOES VLAD WANT WAR? What was Vladimir Putin thinking, sending troops and ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We Messed Up'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 13 November 2013... 1) 'WE MESSED UP' The Daily Mail has gleefully splashed on comments made by Ja...

Argentina 'Must Pay Back' £45m Arms Loan Used To Invade Falklands

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

Britain is demanding that Argentina pay back £45m in loans that the country took out from the UK in order to buy ships and helicopters later used to ...