UK Government Ministries Sinking in Sea of Incompetence by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
December 2, 2013

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Holed Below the Water Line

Diplomacy: “Tact and skill in dealing with people”, “The art or practice of conducting international relations, alliances, treaties and agreements … relations between nations.”

As Ministers utter inane, ill-considered, uninformed statements, they also appear to compete as to who can construct the most idiotic policy.

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New Evidence Jack Straw Guilty On Torture – A Smoking Gun by Craig Murray

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by Craig Murray
Nov. 16, 2009

Finally I have indisputable documentary evidence that the British government had a positive policy of using intelligence from torture in the War on Terror, and that the policy was personally directed by Jack Straw.

Here are the minutes of the meeting at which I was told this:

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Minutes available as a JPEG here:


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h/t: CLG

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