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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 AvatarRichard Morris 24th May - 9:32am
    The weirdest line is the article is when he suggests that all the decisions made strategically were the best that could be made. Um ....
  • User AvatarTony Rowan-Wicks 24th May - 9:32am
    Can we now forget the 'strategies' which lost around 50 MPs and thousands of other fine party workers over the 5 years - and focus...
  • User AvatarTCO 24th May - 9:23am
    @jenny many on the right of the party will vote for Farron. The available field is not a huge one and were it to have...
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    Thank you for your views, Ryan Coetzee. I do agree that we must reunite and rebuild but that is a strategy most of us could...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 24th May - 9:21am
    The view from Ham Common seems a lot clearer than the view from Cape Town -- http://aviewfromhamcommon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/one-stands-out-for-me-in-ryan-coetzees.html
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    Edis Bevan "Since we are moving to OMOV for Federal Conference the special status of FC Reps vanishes." Excellent - if it means what I...
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