How would Catherine Ashton know what’s good for Iraq?

How would Catherine Ashton know what’s good for Iraq?


News stories often require a health warning. In the interests of transparency, the words “this is a rehashed press release” should appear at the beginning of numerous articles in the papers and websites owned by the mainstream media. TV bulletins should open with an announcement, saying “much of what you are about to hear reflects the interests of the powerful”.

Earlier this month the European Union signed a “partnership and co-operation” agreement with...


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