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Ban on Parliament Square protests to be lifted

Demonstrations will return to Parliament Square after the government said it would undo its own legislation outlawing protests. Reform announced in Gordon Brown’s draft Queen’s Speech yesterday seeks the repealing of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (Soca) 2005. The act outright banned any demonstration within 1km of Parliament Square after MPs claimed their… Read more »

Hans Blix warned nuclear disarmament efforts are "stagnating"
Blix regrets Iraq invasion

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was a “war of choice, not of necessity”, former weapons inspector Hans Blix said last night. Mr Blix was in charge of the UN’s inspection programme which carried out over 700 inspections at 500 sites in the approach to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Speaking at the RSA in London… Read more »