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Could Britain be a Peacemaker?

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The Rt. Hon. Clare Short

Clare Short was elected to Member of Parliament for her home constituency of Birmingham Ladywood in 1983. During the years of Labour's opposition, Clare served as Shadow Minister for Women, for Transport and Overseas Development amongst other things. Clare was a member of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) from 1988-1997 and Chair of the NEC's Women's Committee. When Labour came to power in 1997, Clare was appointed Secretary of State for International Development, a post she held for six years. Clare developed a strong reputation as an effective minister both at home and abroad, boosting the UK's development profile. Clare resigned from the Government in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War. In 2004 she published An Honourable Deception? New Labour, Iraq, and the Misuse of Power which analysed the causes of Britain's involvement in the conflict and considered ways in which institutional safeguards might be created and adapted in order to prevent future unilateral interventions. She addresses the Weekend on the theme of Britain’s possible role as a peacemaker.

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