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No chemicals sent to Syria from the UK

Syria mapAccording to the Independent, Vince Cable is under pressure over some export licenses that were issued by his department in January 2012.

The licenses were for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride. both of which can be used to manufacture sarin gas, which we now know was used in the chemical attacks in Syria. But further down the article we can read that:

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills insisted that although the licences were granted to an unnamed UK chemical company in January 2012, the substances were not sent to Syria before the permits were eventually revoked last July in response to tightened European Union sanctions.

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Opinion: the case for intervention in Syria

Being up all night does give me somewhat of an advantage as far as news goes. As I’m writing this even the BBC has not yet covered what’s been seen on NBC, CNN, Russia Today and others. Namely, the reports that Assad has had chemical and biological weapons prepared for use. Obviously, at this point we’re unable to establish if this is fact, what we do know however is that Syria is in possession of these weapons and Assad’s regime is clawing along on its last breaths.

I don’t need to establish how devastating chemical and biological weapons like these can …

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  • User AvatarConor McGovern 25th May - 2:15pm
    All good stuff.
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    I really like the concept of land tax based on the geolibertarian model. One of the big draws of the Lib Dems for me.
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    EVEN SO, who is responsible then? Who is accountable for the two thousand lost councilors, the MEPS and MPs and the £170, 000 in lost...
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    Given the Tories want to repeal the Human Rights Act, shouldn't we be attacking them, not each other?
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    I watched both the videos from the two candidates put up by Mark Pack. Tim showed a lot more imagination - using the empty Lib...
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    @tonyj Surely the point about the ECHR and its embodiment in national legislation is that it transcends national boundaries in any event. So why the...
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