July 20, 2012

Bring Zimbabwe in from the Cold

Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph

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A number of political reputations have been shattered over the past six months. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Chancellor George Osborne are both shadows of what they were, while questions are being asked even about David Cameron.

Yet one senior Cabinet reputation has done nothing but soar. When he became Foreign Secretary just over two years ago, William Hague indicated that he would take a new approach. He promised to draw fully on the institutional strengths of the diplomatic service, which had been at best neglected and at worst treated with contempt under New Labour.

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