The website “Declassified” investigation into Britain’s military presence overseas reveals that there are at least 145 sites in 42 countries where there is an armed forces presence. This suggests that the British state has the second highest number of overseas bases in the world, after the United States.
Britain has stolen over £1bn worth of gold from Venezuela. These vital funds should be returned to Venezuela immediately.
Simultaneous to the publication of Jack Straw’s book – ‘The English Job’ – there is an international embargo, orchestrated by the US, on the purchase of Iranian oil, and trade on most goods with Iran, plus in June the US President came within a hair’s breadth of launching missiles against Iran. This article sets out the role of British imperialism. Jack Straw’s book does not – leave it on the shelf.