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Main news this week was the outcome of the Government’s Spending Review. The Foreign Secretary explained that the Foreign Office will play its part in reducing the deficit while also maintaining the UK’s global reach.
This week’s featured blogger is Dominic Asquith, British Ambassador to Cairo. In his most recent blog he talks about “The Danger of Silence”:
”..the suggestion I read recently in Egypt that comments about religion should be made illegal seems exactly the wrong approach. It is not enough to co-exist in silence. Silence encourages ignorance, which merely increases fear and suspicion.”