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Nick Clegg’s political remains arrive at deserted Wootton Bassett

For the first time in its history, Wootton Bassett – known for its deeply moving and dignified demonstrations of respect and mourning to fallen military personnel – was completely deserted today as the remains of Nick Clegg’s political career arrived in the Wiltshire town.

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Posted: May 9th, 2011
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Visit to Nan ‘needs clear exit strategy, measurable objectives’ says wife

take the presents and run!Effort was being undermined by confusion about the rationale for the family’s continued involvement in the annual visits.

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Posted: Dec 24th, 2010
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French doubts about military pact as sniggering UK minister announces ‘Operation Crabtree’

The French government has admitted to private doubts about the UK’s commitment to the recent military pact between the two countries, after British defence secretary Liam Fox announced that the first UK-French joint military exercise will be called ‘Operation Crabtree’.

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Posted: Nov 18th, 2010
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MoD announces Trident to be replaced by two men in a boat, rowing

could be launched anywhere in the world within 45 monthsIn light of spending cuts, it has been confirmed that the UK’s ageing ballistic missile defence system will be replaced by an ‘alternatively-powered ecological surface solution’.

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Posted: Oct 17th, 2010
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STOP PRESS: General David Petraeus collapses under the weight of his own medals

The General had been talking to reporters about the ‘heavy burden of responsibility’ that came with putting on military uniform, and how it felt as if the hand of history were pressing on his shoulder.

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Posted: Jul 5th, 2010
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