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“Repeal and Replace” is a Lie, it is Simply “Destroy and Enrich”

There is an old political truism that one should never impute intent on the actions of one’s opponents; that they are honorable people with whom one has, simply enough, policy disagreements. This truism does not hold with the Republican ACA … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION Contents Establishing the Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Purpose of the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Support to the Inquiry Committee …………………………………………………………………………3 Avoiding conflicts of interest …………………………………………………………………………………4 The Inquiry’s approach ………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Initial meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Issues not addressed by the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………….6 Hearings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Written evidence … Continue reading

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act: The Issue Is Not Cost

“Those who need care most often get care least. And even when the poor do get service, it is often second rate…This situation will be corrected only when the poor have sufficient purchasing power to enter the medical marketplace on … Continue reading

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UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000

SECTION 1.1 UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000 Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………….23 Acknowledgements ………………………………………………………………………………………23 UK Iraq strategy ……………………………………………………………………………………………23 Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait …………………………………………………………………………….24 Resolution 678 (1990) …………………………………………………………………………………..25 The 1991 Gulf Conflict ………………………………………………………………………………….27 Resolution 687 (1991) …………………………………………………………………………………..28 Legacy of the 1990-1991 Gulf … Continue reading

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DECISION-MAKING WITHIN GOVERNMENT

SECTION 2 DECISION-MAKING WITHIN GOVERNMENT Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..267 Roles and responsibilities …………………………………………………………………………….267 Cabinet ……………………………………………………………………………………………………267 Role of the Civil Service ……………………………………………………………………………….269 The Cabinet Secretary …………………………………………………………………………………269 Permanent Secretaries ………………………………………………………………………………..271 No.10 Chief of Staff ……………………………………………………………………………………271 The Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator ……………………………………………………..272 Departmental roles … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 9/11 TO EARLY JANUARY 2002

SECTION 3.1 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 9/11 TO EARLY JANUARY 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………..312 UK policy on Iraq in early September 2001 ………………………………………………………..312 The impact of 9/11 ………………………………………………………………………………………320 The immediate response to 9/11 …………………………………………………………………….320 Resolution … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, JANUARY TO APRIL 2002 – “AXIS OF EVIL” TO CRAWFORD

SECTION 3.2 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, JANUARY TO APRIL 2002 – “AXIS OF EVIL” TO CRAWFORD Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….387 President Bush’s “axis of evil” speech and the UK response …………………………………388 No.10’s response, mid-February 2002 …………………………………………………………….397 … Continue reading

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act – Be Afraid

Gentle Readers – this was published this morning in the Daily Item, the paper for this area of Pennsylvania. I grant that it is not measured and without passion. But then, if you have read anything I have written, you … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2002 – THE NEGOTIATION OF RESOLUTION 1441

SECTION 3.5 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2002 – THE NEGOTIATION OF RESOLUTION 1441 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….199 US/UK discussion of a draft resolution …………………………………………………………….200 Iraq’s agreement to the return of inspectors …………………………………………………….209 Discussion … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003

SECTION 3.7 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….179 1 to 13 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………..181 Parliamentary debates on Iraq, 3 February 2003 …………………………………………………181 3 and 4 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………185 … Continue reading

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