Philip Barton

  • The first week back from a holiday brings a fresh perspective and a new impetus to your work. While of course the day-to-day business of diplomacy goes on – as witnessed by the successful visit to Pakistan by the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon – it is a chance to step ...

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  • Today we mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta - a document that paved the way for parliamentary democracy as we know it. The Magna Carta laid out a set of basic rights including freedom and democracy. It introduced the concept of accountability - that no one, the King then, political ...

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