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Tony Blair Expressed Sorrow, Regret and Apology
Offbeat  (tags: Chilcot Report, Blair, UK )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Tony Blair has said that he takes "full responsibility" for the decisions that led to the UK's involvement in the 2003 Iraq War. The former prime minister was giving his reaction the the publication of the long-awaited Chilcot report.
Chilcot Report: The Bereaved Still Looking for the Truth
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq War, Iraq Inquiry, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Some of those looking closest at the Chilcot report into the Iraq War will be the families of British soldiers who died in the conflict.
Reality Check: Can UK Trigger Article 50 Without Asking Parliament?
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Article 50, Parliament, Referendum, EU, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The claim: The next prime minister will not be allowed to invoke Article 50 - the mechanism for leaving the European Union - unless an act of Parliament authorises them to do so.
UK Military Deaths in Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Military Deaths, War, Iraq War, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK lost 179 servicemen and women during the campaign that followed the invasion of Iraq on 20 March 2003. Many of those who died were killed by roadside bombs or in clashes with insurgents while on patrol. Others died as a result of accidents,
Iraq Inquiry: Chilcot Says 'Careful Analysis Needed Before War'
Offbeat  (tags: Chilcot, Inquiry, Iraq War, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Iraq Inquiry chairman says he hopes his report will ensure future military intervention on such a scale will only be possible with more careful analysis and political judgement.
Tory Leadership Favorite May Refuses to Rule Out Deporting EU Citizens Post-Brexit
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Deportation, Immigration, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
Theresa May, current favorite to be next Conservative leader, has refused to guarantee the status of EU citizens post-Brexit, while her main backer, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, said guaranteeing
What Will Happen to the UK's European Farm Workers?
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, EU, Immigrants, Farm Workers, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thousands of foreign farm workers come to the UK every year. But in the wake of the UK vote on 23 June to leave the EU, they find themselves in uncertain times.
âEUR~US Should Stick Out of UK AffairsâEUR(TM) - UKIP MEP
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, UKIP, USA, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - rt.com
Brexit is essential, because it is the will of the British people, said UKIP MEP for Scotland David Coburn. Americans should mind their own affairs as they have already created enough mess all over the world, he added.
A Ghoulish Tour of Medieval Punishments
Offbeat  (tags: Punishment, Medieval, England, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Is there anything quite as chillingly middle-English as a head swinging mournfully from a set of gallows, silhouetted over some rugged and desolate moorland?
The Intelligence Questions for Chilcot
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq War, Chilcot Inquiry, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In September 2002 President Saddam Hussein summoned his Revolutionary Command Council in Baghdad. He looked "stiff" and "under pressure" as he demanded answers from those round the table.
Sherwood Forest Migrant Camps Are 'Fantasy'
Offbeat  (tags: Public Complaints, City Council, Immigration Camp, Children, Nottinghamshire, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The legendary Robin Hood set up camp in Sherwood Forest - but Nottinghamshire County Council insisted migrants have definitely not, A council has reassured people that reports of migrants living in Sherwood Forest,
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Stands Down
Offbeat  (tags: UKIP, Brexit, EU, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nigel Farage says he is standing down as leader of the UK Independence Party. Mr Farage said his "political ambition has been achieved" with the UK having voted to leave the EU.
Brexit: Legal Steps Seek to Ensure Commons Vote on Article 50
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Lagel Action, Article 50, Parliament, EU, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A law firm is taking action to ensure the formal process for the UK leaving the EU is not started without an act of Parliament.
In the UK, It's Still Legal to Place People in the Stocks / Atlas Obscura
Offbeat  (tags: Stocks, Pillory, Public Punishment, Public Shaming, Tourist Attraction, Thames, History, Labor History, 15th century, UK )

Barbara
- 25 days ago - atlasobscura.com
The Statute of Labours [sic] of 1405 requires 'every town & village to maintain a set of stocks in which to punish vagabonds, layabouts and drunkards.' Towns found in violation of the statute would 'be downgraded to a hamlet and would lose its right to
Could Stoke Be City of Culture?
Offbeat  (tags: City of Culture, Staffordshire, England, UK )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Is there more to culture in Stoke than its world-famous potteries?, If you want a proper cup of tea from a proper teapot, the place to go is Stoke-on-Trent - not so much for the tea itself as because the chances are it'll be served in decent china.

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