Phillip Hammond

The Tories Have Banned British Embassies From Flying The Gay Pride Flag This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

British embassies will not fly the rainbow flag during this summer's gay pride marches as the "Union flag" takes priority. According to reports For...

Call to Include Kurds in Conferences Against Isis

Gary Kent | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

This is not the time to stand on ceremony when all hands are needed to fight the vile forces of Isis and that most certainly includes the Kurds.'

12 New Iraqi Brigades To Fight Islamic State Promised By US And UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

Britain and the United States have vowed to step up efforts to combat the Islamic State, which currently occupies swathes of land across Syria and Ira...

The Tory Minister's Attack On 'Freeloading' Migrants That Out-Ukips Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond has been accused of trying to copy Ukip's rhetoric by warning that Britain was "wide open" to "freeloading" European migrants. “Fr...

Fashion, Solidarity and Reform in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

MPs, many of whom once struggled to place Kurdistan on a map, are better informed and understand that Kurds are efficient allies in the common fight against Daish. This is eroding the deep resistance to involvement in Iraq, which came to be defined as a disaster of the first magnitude, and maybe Syria.

Bangladesh Should Be a UK Foreign Policy Priority for Hammond

Simon Danczuk | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Reinvigorating one of the great offices of state will require a fresh look at how we exert global influence and how we identify early warning signs where countries with close links to the UK are heading towards trouble. Bangladesh is one such country and should be a high priority for Hammond.

'Bulk' Of British Forces To Be Out Of Afghanistan By October

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The "bulk" of British forces in Afghanistan will be pulled out by the end of October if the country's disputed presidential election is not resolved a...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Did He Really Say That?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 29 January 2013... 1) DID HE REALLY SAY THAT? Uh-oh. Yesterday, a Tory MP made a link between women w...

'Let Them Eat Cake... But Only If They Pay For Healthcare'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A Conservative MP has said those who dabble daily with doughnuts should get their just desserts and pay for treatment before soaring costs bankrupt th...

Human Shields for Ministers' Reputations

Paul Flynn | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Flynn

Last Thursday, Minister Justine Greening demeaned and insulted the Commons with a saccharine flavoured quarterly report on Afghanistan. It was stuffed the culpable self-deluding optimism that has led to the deaths of hundreds of our soldiers. Justine sweetly looked forward to a happy-ever-after corruption and drugs-free Afghanistan.

Ground-To-Air Missiles 'May Be Deployed' To Protect London 2012 Olympics

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK

Ground-to-air missiles may be deployed to protect London's airspace during the Olympic games, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Former def...

Ground-To-Air Missiles 'May Be Deployed' To Protect London 2012 Olympics

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ground-to-air missiles may be deployed to protect London's airspace during the Olympic games, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Former def...