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How the Westminster hawk became an endangered species

Parliament has no appetite to intervene. But don’t expect it to stay like that for ever

21 June 2014

9:00 AM

21 June 2014

9:00 AM

There is a slight whiff of the summer of 1914 to Westminster at the moment. The garden party season is in full swing and the chatter is all about who is up and who is down. In the Commons chamber itself, domestic political argument dominates. You would not know that a vicious sectarian war is raging in the Middle East.

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