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UK seeks Anglo-Saxon block against Europe

Posted by seumasach on September 24, 2012

“For all the grandiose talk of European unity, we have so much more in common with many Commonwealth countries than the EU”

UK hopes NZ will join sharing initiative

NZHerald

24th September, 2012

The British Foreign Secretary hopes New Zealand and Australia will join an initiative to share diplomatic missions with Britain and Canada in remote countries.

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Welcome to Oceania! Britain and Canada to share embassies

Posted by seumasach on September 24, 2012

Britain and Canada will establish joint diplomatic missions and share embassy offices abroad, William Hague will announce later today.

Telegraph

24th September, 2012

Mr Hague is due to disclose more details of the plans when he meets hisCanadian counterpart, John Baird, in Ottawa later today, a Foreign Office spokesman said.

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British poodle bites the hand that feeds it

Posted by seumasach on August 11, 2012

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Team GB, Arise!

Posted by seumasach on August 9, 2012

Cailean Bochanan

9th August, 2012

For a long time British radicals of various hues have voiced fears of Britain becoming merely a US aircraft carrier off the coast of Europe, a proxy for our transatlantic cousins, the “airstrip 1″ of Orwellian fame. At the same time some US radicals saw Britain as the dark, hidden hand manipulating the US government. Both may be right in as far as the real power centres lurking behind the scenes of both governments are translantic and transnational: they constitute an imperial elite rather than a national one. Thus the time may be approaching when the above-mentioned fears of radicals of both nations are to be realised.

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Norway: NATO Rehearses For War In The Arctic

Posted by seumasach on April 23, 2012

Rick Rozoff

Voltairenet

23rd April, 2012

To the world’s military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources and long-dreamed-of sea-lanes. Rick Rozoff scrutinizes the feverish military activity taking place in the High North, under the official label of a joint Norwegian-NATO-Partnership for Peace endeavor, including preparedness drills against terrorist threats, mass demonstrations…and spies coming in from the cold!

The largest military exercise in the High North, inside and immediately outside the Arctic Circle, since the end of the Cold War (and perhaps even before) was completed on March 21 in northern Norway.

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The transformation of the U.S.-Canada border

Posted by seumasach on April 7, 2012

The world after – Integration of regional blocs: the Transformation of the U.S.-Canada Border

Dana Gabriel

NewropMag

6th April, 2012

Through a series of bilateral meetings, U.S. and Canadian officials are busy working out the details of the perimeter security action plan. This includes a recent joint crime forum that dealt with border and law enforcement issues. These various discussions are part of the implementation process which when finished would bring about the complete transformation of the northern border and another step closer in the creation of a fully integrated North American security perimeter.

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Russian military experts: NATO exercise in Norway a provocation

Posted by seumasach on March 20, 2012

Global Research

15th March, 2012

The Cold Response 2012 exercise taking place in Northern Norway on the border to Russia is a provocation and a sign of NATO wanting to strengthen its geopolitical and diplomatic efforts with military might, two Russian military experts say.

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David Cameron: “Two states… united for freedom and enterprise”

Posted by seumasach on March 15, 2012

The White House Blog

14th March, 2012

“There are some countries whose alliance is a matter of convenience, but ours is a matter of conviction.  Two states… united for freedom and enterprise; working together, day in, day out, to defend those values and advance our shared interests.” Later emphasizing that: “the relationship between Britain and America is the strongest that it has ever been.  And I believe that’s because we’re working together as closely as at any point in our history.  And together, I’m confident that we can help secure the future of our nations and the world for generations to come.”

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