Daily Archives: March 9, 2011

Jim Pickard

I revealed last summer that Labour had failed to persuade seven millionaires – who had lent it large amounts of money ahead of the 2005 election campaign – to drop those loans.

As I wrote at the time: Read more >>

Jim Pickard

Many observers are likely to find significance in David Cameron’s backing of the “excellent” William Hague during today’s prime minister’s questions; the comments come after rumblings in Westminster about the foreign secretary’s future.

As we wrote this morning: Read more >>

Jim Pickard

Hillary Clinton yesterday signalled that a no-fly zone in Libya should be led by the UN rather than by the US. (“I think it’s very important that it is not a US-led effort because this comes from the people of Libya themselves…We think it is important that the United Nations make that decision.”) The secretary of state clearly does not want it to look as if the US is flexing its muscles unilaterally once again.

The British position is slightly more subtle, however. As the Downing St spokesman said this morning at lobby: “Our position is as set out by the foreign secretary statement; it said we needed international support , a clear trigger and an appropriate legal basis.“ Read more >>