Monthly Archives: October 2011

Liberal Conservatism. A discussion with Mark McClelland

I’ve been thinking this week about pushing the line that a lasting legacy of Blair’s foreign policy was the impact it has had on the Conservative Party.  The evidence for this is David Cameron’s concept of ‘liberal conservatism’, which he … Continue reading

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“The death of a devil” A discussion with Adam Quinn and Matthew Hill

Dr. Adam Quinn is a Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Birmingham. Last Thursday he posted a comment on Facebook concerning the death of Gaddafi and the prospect that a UN-led investigation will lead to the prosecution of … Continue reading

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David Miliband in Leeds

I had the recent pleasure of co-chairing with Prof. Paul Blackledge an hour long discussion between the students of Leeds Met and Leeds Uni and David Miliband.  The visit was part of David’s promotion of the new Movement for Change, … Continue reading

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“The death of evil” (a response to Jack)

Thanks for the comments and questions Jack.  Here are a few thoughts: “How similar are OBL and MG’s deaths?” I think we have to preface all this by saying we don’t know the exact details of both cases, but it … Continue reading

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“The death of a devil” (ii)

The BBC is now reporting that “it is all up in the air” as to what to do with Gaddafi’s body.  This confusion, and what is potentially at stake, should not be forgotten, particularly because it reflects on the question … Continue reading

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“The death of a devil”

The BBC reports tonight that the death of Gaddafi completes the Libyan revolution.  Yet the images it showed on the 10 o clock news will no doubt add questions to the nature of that revolution.  The commentary accompanying the images … Continue reading

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Prof. Mark Phythian on “the Special Relationship”

Prof Mark Phythian (University of Leicester) will be talking about the Anglo-American relationship before and after Iraq tomorrow at 4.  The seminar will take place in the Agilent Lecture Theatre, room 1.52, Electrical Engineering building, University of Leeds.  The Electrical … Continue reading

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