Clare Short

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Clare Short (born February 15, 1956) is a British politician, Member of the Parliament and former Secretary of State for International Development.


  • I also believe that US backing for Israeli policies of expansion of the Israeli state and oppression of the Palestinian people is the major cause of bitter division and violence in the world.
  • [Israel] undermines the international community's reaction to global warming.
    • ibid.
  • I should make it clear that we do not accept that Britain has a special responsibility to meet the costs of land purchase in Zimbabwe. We are a new government from diverse backgrounds without links to former colonial interests. My own origins are Irish and, as you know, we were colonised, not colonisers.

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