Far from keeping the peace, Nato is a threat to it

Belgrade burning after NATO air raid

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/03/nato-peace-threat-ukraine-military-conflict

(Picture: NATO bombs Serbia)

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France Diplomatie: ‘Peace in the Middle East’

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‘Peace in the Middle East is in everyone’s interest; this is the steadfast position adopted by France, which takes its decisions completely independently. The Security Council has a central role to play in leading the parties to a fair, lasting solution; escalation can lead only to deadlock. France takes its decisions on the basis of these principles and will continue to do so.’ http://basedoc.diplomatie.gouv.fr/vues/Kiosque/FranceDiplomatie/kiosque.php?type=baen

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Israel – Settlement activity (29.10.14)
France condemns the Israeli authorities’ decision to start the planning process for more than 1,000 new homes in East Jerusalem. http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/israel-palestinian-territories/

Peace, recovery and depression 1922-1929

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The period 1922-1929 was a period of firsts; the first emergence of long-term, structural unemployment and the first ever Labour government. Both the Labour and Conservative governments pursued similar economic policies and tried to recapture the perceived causes of pre-war prosperity through economic orthodoxy. Such economic orthodoxy caused industrial strife, which led to unrest, culminating in the 1926 General Strike. Four years after the strike, just as the country began to recover, the country collapsed into depression following the Wall Street Crash.

The shocks of the Wall Street Crash and the subsequent depression in world trade had a profound effect on Britain. There was a return to coalition governments under both Labour and the Conservatives.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers/cabinet-gov/government-whos-who.htm