Boris Johnson rebuffs pressure for apology over Libya “dead bodies” remarks
SNP and Labour MPs urged Johnson to retract “shameful” comments in House of Commons on Tuesday
FOREIGN SECRETARY Boris Johnson ignored demands by SNP and Labour MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday to apologise for his controversial remarks about Libya at the Conservative Party conference earlier this month.
Johnson told a fringe event that Sirte in Libya could be a popular tourist destination of the likes of Dubai, adding: “The only thing they’ve got to do is clear the dead bodies away and then they’ll be there.”
Yvonne Ridley: After Manchester parents have a duty to find out who's talking to their children
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley takes a closer look at the circumstances around the Manchester Arena bomb attack
I AM haunted by the Manchester bomb attack. Like many other people I'm angry, sad and confused, and have endured a rollercoaster of other emotions as I try to work out why a young British man would carry out such a revolting and savage act in the city where he was born.
Ben Wray: The questions May must answer about Salman Abedi, Libya and Manchester
CommonSpace columnist Ben Wray says there are big questions hanging over Theresa May about UK connections to Libyan fighters
THE more we find out about Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber in last week’s horrific Manchester terrorist attack, the more serious questions there is for Prime Minister Theresa May to answer.
Stop the War "absolutely certain" UK military forces waging war in Libya
Questions over use of covert missions without parliamentary scrutiny
PEACE CAMPAIGNERS have raised concerns over reports of an ongoing secret UK war in Libya.
The campaign organisation Stop the War told CommonSpace that it is "absolutely certain" that UK special forces are taking part in military operations in the war-torn North African nation of Libya, after years of fall-out following the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime.
UK military minister accused of bypassing parliament over Libya bombing
Recent US airstrike on North Africa took place with support from UK military
THE UK MILITARY must stop "keeping parliament in the dark" over a recent authorisation to bomb the war-torn nation of Libya from a UK RAF base, according to SNP MP Kirsten Oswald.
Tory minister Michael Fallon MP confirmed authorising UK support for the bombing, which took place on Friday 19 February and killed over 30 people according to the New York Times.
Tunisian PM partly blames UK military intervention for Libyan chaos
The Tunisian Prime Minister says UK military action is partially to blame for Libya's instability
TUNISIAN Prime Minister Habib Essid has stated that Libya's current turmoil has largely derived as a result of the foreign military intervention in 2011, which the UK played a leading role in.
The instability in Libya involves a split between an elected government in the Far East of the nation and the Islamist-led government that seized the capital together with various militias.
Bella Caledonia: Walking away: The formation of British foreign policy
Britain is to be led by Hammond and Rory Stewart to the leading-edge of a confrontation with Russia, almost before we are out of Afghanistan. Scandalously Douglas Alexander does not even attempt to mount an alternative view. John Warren investigates.