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Telegraph [UK]: Tory leaders insist Britain still has role to play on world stage (30 August 2013)
The Prime Minister said Britain remained "engaged" on the world stage despite 30 backbenchers forcing him to abandon plans to help America with missile strikes against the Syrian regime.


In the aftermath of the defeat George Osborne, the Chancellor, tried to lead the Downing Street fightback. Mr Osborne said there had to be "national soul searching" over Britain's world role.


The country must decide if it wants to continue "being that big open and trading nation that I like us to be or whether we turn our back on that", he said.

Finance is the brain [tumour] of the economy
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 1st, 2013 at 07:26:14 PM EST
Still referring in the present tense to an economy that has long been in the grave. Like the USA the UK is using financialization to strip mine and leach out accumulated wealth from their country that has been built up over hundreds of years by exporting the jobs to low wage countries.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Sep 1st, 2013 at 07:35:02 PM EST
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