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Jeremy Browne turns down Argentina invite during 30th anniversary Falklands tour

The Independent reports that Lib Dem foreign office minister Jeremy Browne has turned down an invitation to attend talks in Argentina when he visits the Falklands next week in what appears to be a diplomatic but pretty unambiguous FU from the FO:

“We have today received an invitation from Argentina’s foreign minister, Hector Timmerman, for Mr Browne to visit Buenos Aires next week,” the spokesman said. “However he has a full schedule of events in the Falkland Islands to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the conflict there. This has been arranged for some time.

“Mr Browne is grateful for the invitation.

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Daily View 2×2: 9 February 2010

Welcome to this morning’s Daily View.  I am sure I cannot be the only person to be cheered by waking to the news that the Conservatives believe that their no. 1 electoral weapon is George Osborne.

On this day 60 years ago, United States Senator Joe McCarthy launched his anti-communist crusade, with a speech accusing more than 200 staff in the State Department of being members of the Communist Party.  On 9thFebruary 1979, England and Birmingham City forward Trevor Francis signed for Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest for £1 million, the first UK footballer to move for a seven figure sum.

Today is also the third anniversary of the death of actor Ian Richardson CBE, best known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Conservative politician Francis Urquhart in the wonderful House of Cards trilogy.

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  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 20th Apr - 12:04am
    But it isn't compulsory to be educated by the state. I wasn't...why should my taxes go to fund the primary and secondary education of others?
  • User AvatarTCO 19th Apr - 11:14pm
    @Philip Thomas if the state deems education is compulsory then it should fund education. Post 18 education is not compulsory and the individual gets a...
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 19th Apr - 11:10pm
    The biggest political story today is of course about carnage off the coast of Europe. A big campaigning issue, then?
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 19th Apr - 10:56pm
    TCO. Really? Lack of primary school education wouldn't damage an individual's chances in life at all, then?
  • User AvatarTCO 19th Apr - 10:20pm
    @Bolano but post 18 the benefits to the individual are far greater.
  • User AvatarJonathan Pile 19th Apr - 10:18pm
    Good luck Charles such a pity your leadership was brought down and our wing of the party did not better cover from the Cleggites. Looking...
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