Monthly archive for June 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi in Westminster Hall

It was a historic day when Aung San Suu Kyi today gave an address…

Protecting the Arctic

On Wednesday I was in Parliament and gave evidence to the …

American views on Europe

Every year a number of Harvard professors and practioners gather for a conference in the beautiful town of Talloires, situated in the…

Arctic – a hot topic

The Forum for Arctic Climate Change and Security at IISS today held its first workshop. The forum was set up in February…

Backstage with Blink-182

During my time in London I got to meet the musician and record producer Mark Hoppus and was invited to follow his…

Stockholm Olympics 1912

On Friday I took part in an anniversary dinner at the Stockholm City Hall in commemoration of the 1912 Olympic Games in…

Britain’s European future

Last weekend I read a really interesting report by the Economist journalist David Rennie published by the Centre…

Another day of celebrations

The national service of thanksgiving to celebrate the diamond jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral was a beautiful event. After the service we…

Anders Borg on the economic situation in Europe

Today the Swedish Minister of Finance Anders Borg gave a speech about the economic situation in Europe at…

Thames River Pageant

It was quite an experience to see the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant involving over 1,000 boats sailing to mark the Queen’s…