clare short

  • 4 Feb 2010

    The war in Iraq has been largely unsuccessful, according to nearly two-thirds (63%) of the British public. A new poll has revealed that only just over a quarter (29%) of voters regard the war as largely a success.

  • 1 May 2007

    Clare Short MP, the former Secretary of State for International Development, has spoken of her belief that the world’s richest countries are collaborating in slavery today in the same way Christian Churches collaborated in the Slave Trade over 200 years ago.

  • 14 Sep 2006

    Clare Short, seen by many in the churches as an important ally over issues of peacemaking and international development, has said she is to step down as an MP.

  • 17 Mar 2006

    Mark Thompson, is the most influential Roman Catholic lay person in Britain, according to an analysis by the Catholic weekly The Tablet.

  • 28 Jul 2003

    Clare Short has warned that whilst questions must be answered following the death of the MoD adviser Dr David Kelly, to forget the thousands of Iraqi civilians who died in the Iraq war would be to fail to give equal value to all human life.

  • 22 Apr 2003

    In a surprising statement on Good Friday, the International Development Secretary revealed that she thinks in theological terms.

  • 19 Mar 2003

    International development secretary Clare Short has set off for New York on a 'healing mission' where she will meet with top-level UN officials in a bid to discuss the post-conflict reconstruction of Iraq.