UN spying row
UN spying row
THE United Nations has called off an internal inquiry into the discovery of a secret listening device at its European HQ in Geneva without finding out who planted the bug or when.
BRITAIN’s most senior civil servant yesterday contradicted claims by Clare Short that Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, took the country to war without proper Cabinet discussion.
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CLARE Short was left isolated in the Labour Party yesterday as her fellow MPs lined up to denounce her at a meeting where they discussed what disciplinary action to take.
ODD one out round: Princess Diana, Peter Mandelson, Arthur Scargill, Kofi Annan. The answer, of course, is Clare Short.
THE collapse of the trial of GCHQ ‘whistle-blower’ Katharine Gun was caused by a tip-off to her defence team from within Tony Blair’s government, it was claimed last night.
THE admission from the Crown Prosecution Service, delivered by ashen-faced lawyer Mark Ellison, was a relief, but no surprise. "There is no longer sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction," the senior Treasury counsel said, in a belated acknowledgement of the realities of the case against Katharine Gun.
CLARE SHORT was battling against a Labour backlash today over her claims British agents bugged United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in the run-up to the Iraq war.
CLARE Short has been a thorn in Tony Blair’s side both in and out of the Cabinet.
"ANYONE who turns up to negotiate with the British government expects to get bugged," was the comment of a retired senior diplomat yesterday. "And we expect they will try to bug us."
KOFI Annan performs a political juggling act as the secretary general of the United Nations, balancing the interests of the richest and most powerful nations with the concerns of the developing world.
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