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I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal. Clare Short#Intelligence 68
Clare Short#Intelligence 68
People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning. Clare Short#Accused 51
Clare Short#Accused 51
And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that. Clare Short#anger 41
Clare Short#anger 41
Obviously this is the world descending into worse and worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq, Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation. Clare Short#Uncategorized 34
Clare Short#Uncategorized 34
Most of us women like men, you know; it's just that we find them a constant disappointment. Clare Short#Women 33
Clare Short#Women 33
I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq. Clare Short#Uncategorized 25
Clare Short#Uncategorized 25
But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it. Clare Short#Uncategorized 25
The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous – so it won't go away will it? Clare Short#Uncategorized 22
Clare Short#Uncategorized 22
The problem is going to be finding the right words and implementing it in a way that is really dealing with people that are inciting and not preventing honest discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous political situation the world is in now. Clare Short#Uncategorized 22
We need to keep this Labour government, it has a good chance of another term. Clare Short#Uncategorized 21
Clare Short#Uncategorized 21
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