Tag Archive for Iraq

Iraq: anything to do with us?

Baroness Murphy

I am often puzzled by the business agenda of the house. I have been keeping my eyes open for a debate to be tabled on the crisis in Iraq and what policy the UK should adopt in relation to the Isis/ Sunni insurgency heading for Bagdhad. There is no debate tabled. Instead we plod on…

The Local Elections in Iraq

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Resignations, possible replacements of ministers and increasing violence have hit already fragile Iraqi politics in the last few days. Officials say 110 people were killed in the latest violence. These are indeed difficult days. The Kurdistan Regional Government and the central government are at odds over issues including a swathe of disputed territory in north…

News from a short visit to Iraq – April/May 2011

Lord Hylton

News from a short visit to Iraq – April/May 2011 1:  The situation for some may be slowly improving.  Private housing construction in Baghdad is to be seen all over.  The rush hour traffic is intense.  2:  But unemployment remains high in a young population.  Public services remain poor, especially in electricity, water, sanitation, public…


Lord Soley

For those who are interested in the arguments for intervention (not just military) and the history of intervention back to the 19th century British campaign to end the trans Atlantic slave trade look at my article written for the Henry Jackson Society:  http://www.henryjacksonsociety.org/cms/harriercollectionitems/The+Right+Side+of+History.pdf

Tyranny in the modern world

Lord Soley

I have read the comments on my colleague Baroness D’Souza post concerning Zimbabwe (See her post 22.12.08 below) carefully. I agree with Baroness D’Souza that international politics does not attract much interest on this blog – a pity because it is one of my main interests! I also agree that organisations like the Westminster Foundation can…