December 6th, 2012

Hague’s Double Standards

Last week Israel’s ambassador to the UK was summoned to the Foreign Office in a diplomatic protest over their publishing of a planning application. Apparently Hague wanted to show “the depth of the UK’s concerns” about the boost to the Middle East’s construction industry.

Today Egypt’s new progressive president has deployed tanks on the streets of Cairo in an attempt to quell protests against his power grab and constitutional rewrite, yet there is silence from the FCO.

Bricks and mortar bad, tanks and mortar shells good. 


123 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    He is a politician after all!

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    “publishing of a planning application” – Surely this is a gross oversimplification of the over riding issue?

  3. 3
    Mocking Stammers says:

    Bricks and mortar are permanent whereas tanks are not.
    Plus we don’t want to rile the Muslimists this close to Christmas.

  4. 4
    Confused of Barking says:

    you don’t expect decent analysis from Guido do you? they just push an agenda and troll the fuck out of everyone.

  5. 5
    Stephen Fry says:

    Hague likes big weapons.

  6. 6
    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    If I was in charge I would call in the Egyptian Ambassador and tell him in no uncertain terms that his Government’s actions towards its own people are totally unacceptable .

  7. 7
    Vinegar Stroke says:

    Bloody hell a full 3 minutes to reply. What’s up could you not get it up?

  8. 8
    Tony Blair Arms Deals Inc says:

    Did we sell them the tanks? Do they need any spares?

  9. 9
    Hodge the Dodge says:

    I should deal with my fellow countrymen. Are they paying tax?

  10. 10
    James Pond says:

    The boy Balls is a pathetic specimen

    Being a Champagne Socialist is not enough, he also has to be the stuttering victim

    He is a complete wanker

  11. 11
    David Wisteria says:

    I have cancelled all commercial contracts negotiated with Egypt on my last trade mission with immediate effect .

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    The comment was not worth the 3 minute wait

  13. 13
    Gareth Gates says:

    He stole my niche!

  14. 14
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    At least the Tories haven’t turned the Tanks on us…………..yet

  15. 15
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I suppose, though you may not have noticed, is that the settlements are being built on someone else’s land.

  16. 16
    Captain Pedalo says:

    Is it lunch time already ?

  17. 17
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    American taxpayers give Israel $15 million a day.

  18. 18
    Minger Ashton says:

    William does what I tell him and I do what Herman tells me.

  19. 19
    Great Granddad:Prime Minister in Waiting, New Utopia Party says:

    Diplomacy (even when it sinks to language like “summoned” ) is reserved for the civilised. No place for niceties with stone age feudal peasants.

  20. 20
    Having a giraffe says:

    Them Arabs are trespassers.

  21. 21
    Archie says:

    Hague has proven himself to be yet another TINA politician corrupted by that sump of iniquity that is the FCO. Democracy and equal rights for women (Israel) bad Oppression of women and no democracy (Arabia at large) good!

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    The Arabs are no better than the Chinese .

    When they stand up for themselves the Tanks come out

  23. 23
    Dick Scratcher says:

    LATEST: Basil Brush has just been arrested by Hampshire Police.

  24. 24
    The Bangles says:

    Walk like an Egyptian.

  25. 25
    Loopy Lou says:

    What time are the BOE announcing that rate rise today ?

  26. 26
    Fox News says:

    BOOM BOOM!

  27. 27
    Jimmy Savile stroked my hamster says:

    I always thought he was a strange character .

  28. 28
    Archie says:

    So what? We give the fucking EU £50 million a day and get far less thanks, that I can see!

  29. 29
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    The religion of piss: delivering war and destruction around the World

  30. 30
    Living in 99% white North Wales looking over to Merseyside who only manage 98% says:

    He puts a notch on the end of his bed every time he’s first.

  31. 31
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Yet more left wing fuckwittery from the Conservative Party under Cameron.

    Conservative Friends of Hamas? You could not make it up.

  32. 32
    Marques de Rey says:

    ‘Bricks and mortar bad, tanks and mortar shells good’

    Just woke up Fawkes?

  33. 33
    Living in 99% white North Wales looking over to Merseyside who only manage 98% says:

    I have very little time for the Arabs but what Israel is doing is illegal under international law.

    They are doing this to ramp up the tension with Iran.

    Israel should be bulldozed back to the pre-67 boundaries.

    I don’t see that as anti-semetic.

  34. 34
    Sophie says:

    Israel does not need a semi latent weakling like Hague to tell them that the Conservative Party is no friend.

  35. 35
    Sophie says:

    Please point me to the Statute you claim is “International Law”?

  36. 36
    rick says:

    The bricks and mortar are on stolen land.

  37. 37
    Philip Scofield says:

    I can find more interesting things in 3 minutes on the internet.

  38. 38
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    There’s nothing left to fire on after Gordon launched his Weapons of Mass Financial Destruction on the Country.

  39. 39
    Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

    Tone, when you say “we”, do you mean HM Government, or a company owned by the Bliar Rich Project?

  40. 40
    Quaesitum ad fontem solos deducere verpos says:

  41. 41
    Gordon the Gopher says:

    * squeak *.

  42. 42
    tube_thumper says:

    what a pointless subject

    who cares

  43. 43
    Interested Public says:

    By that logic, why don’t we form a free trade zone and union with Israel ?

  44. 44
    BBC says:

    We like climate conservation but for some reason we hate cyclists

    http://road.cc/content/news/71714-truth-first-casualty-bbcs-war-britains-roads

  45. 45
    Living in 99% white North Wales looking over to Merseyside who only manage 98% says:

    I wouldn’t have a clue, but the land they are developing, like much before it, is way outside that given to them in 1968 or even that conquered in 1967. They are doing this not because of ‘lebensraum’ but simply to prevent a two-state solution.

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    WTF is Greedo on about? Irasel is a despot racist colony full of nutters who think they are god’s chosen race and Egypt has been meddled with for their benefit for decades.

  47. 47
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    When you sat Hague Double Standards…Do you mean he swings both ways.

    Still no sign of a sprog from Feefee Foos

  48. 48
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    sorry…”SAY”

  49. 49
    US State Department says:

    No – terrorists, unless we pay them, then freedom fighters, we think.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    ITYM Judeism.

  51. 51
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 3 says:

    You saddo.

  52. 52
    giant gonad says:

    He works for Dirty Desmond, so what do you expect.

  53. 53
    Sophie says:

    So you dont actually understand what you mean when you type: “International Law”?

    I see………

  54. 54
    Sophie says:

    “Lebensraum”…… do you understand Godwins Law?…..

    Stay classy

  55. 55
    giant gonad says:

    The Charter to the United Nations.

  56. 56
    YouWot? says:

    According to Chewish law non-Chews are just donkeys there to serve them, that is why Irasel doesn’t care about international law. You, presumably, are one of them, biatch.

  57. 57
    Sophie says:

    Statute please.

  58. 58
    YouWot? says:

    Go and live there then, since you like it so much.

  59. 59
    Hank the Cat says:

    Well a tosser who who knows fuck all about the history of the mid east

  60. 60
    Sophie says:

    I refer my Islamist friend to the Hamas Charter he has no doubt masturbated over many times before.

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Greedo has to suck up to his masters by spouting nonsensical Hasbara on a regular basis.

  62. 62
    Hank the Cat says:

    Jesus are you on drugs?

  63. 63
    Historian says:

    He still has some issues left over from his time as Welsh Minister as well – back in the early 90’s – Waterhouse ?

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Stolen fair and square, glory to Israel!

  65. 65
    Hank the Cat says:

    Not anti-semetic but read up the history of the mid-east

  66. 66
    Hank the Cat says:

    God mousy is really a thicko

  67. 67
    millions of muller s says:

    We want another big, that is gigantic, mosk in Londanstani, so we can intergrate with the christian dogs.

  68. 68
    Hank the Cat says:

    WHAT DOES “PALESTINE” MEAN?

    It has never been the name of a nation or state. It is a geographical term, used to designate the region at those times in history when there is no nation or state there.

    The use of the term “Palestinian” for an Arab ethnic group is a modern political creation which has no basis in fact – and had never had any international or academic credibility before 1967.

    The residents of “palestine” are the descendents of immigration which started in the 1870 onwards. Remind you of another EU country that has uncontrolled immigration?

  69. 69
    Baron Dezzie of Tel Aviv says:

    Now you’re talking

  70. 70
    Legal Eagle says:

    The case is patchy, but I think the general international law argument is linked to:

    Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits an occupying power from transferring its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

  71. 71
    Jimmy says:

    Shouldn’t this be on your other blog?

  72. 72
    100K Upfront For Psyop Services says:

    Egypt doesn’t threaten to blow up the world with the Sampson option if they don’t get their way though….

  73. 73
    Legal Eagle says:

    Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention

  74. 74
    Living in 99% white North Wales looking over to Merseyside who only manage 98% says:

    +1 million

  75. 75
    Muslim Mongerhood says:

    You’ve clearly never been to Egypt. The country has some nice friendly people but alarmingly has a majority who are violently rascist and sexually deviant. They’ve been marrying their first cousins for millenia so suffer some inbreeding.

    Go ask the female CNN reporter how she felt about having 40 smelly goat herders put their hands in her vagina whilst reporting from Tahrir Square.

  76. 76
    Living in 99% white North Wales looking over to Merseyside who only manage 98% says:

    Have a bookcase full of it upstairs, actually, and I still can’t agree with what the Israelis are doing, or have done.

    They’re all sky-fairy philistines as far as I’m concerned, and if I live to be 10,000, they’ll still hate each other, but Israel are still in the wrong.

  77. 77
    Hank the Cat says:

    Read and learn, do not listen to the bbc or any other labour backed crap

  78. 78
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Ashton and her hand wringing “diplomats” in the EU do not know what is going on in Egypt.
    Egypt appears to be going to an Iranian Hell in a handcart unless the army step in to stop a civil war; and not just to protect a President in his palace with his cronies, and out of touch with his people.
    This process started over 5 years ago culminating in the first time ever the EU withdrew development money from Egypt but still gave them over E400 million to go away – nothing in the bbc or othr media over this of course.
    I had not even landed in Cairo 5 years ago when I was warned I was stepping into a potential war zone.

  79. 79
  80. 80
    Tom Watson's Brighton fun says:

    If the Muslim Brotherhood had a nuclear arsenal do you think it’d be all sweet smelling roses and light?

  81. 81
    Living in 99% white North Wales looking over to Merseyside who only manage 98% says:

    Artificially created, like Iraq and Jordan. And for that matter Israel.

    You cannot disregard the fact that Israel was created with legally tangible boundaries, and only for religious reasons did the Israelis then steal other lands.

    Whether the lands they stole were ‘Palestinian’ or Egyptian, steal it they did.

    Would it be acceptable if France took over Kent for historical reasons?

  82. 82
    WVS says:

    This only applies if you accept that there has ever been a nation state entity called “Palestine” with a people called “The Palestinians”.

    As there is no historical evidence to support the premise of an established nation state called “Palestine” I doubt very much that Article 49 of FGC can be envoked.

  83. 83
    World Watcher says:

    Depends what their handlers told them to do.

  84. 84
    WVS says:

    Yes, all that defending themselves & running a pluralist democracy. The utter bastards, right?

  85. 85
    WVS says:

    There you go again. Just drop the pretence. You have no interest in the facts.

    “Steal other peoples land” – er no, the other people aged a genocidal onslaught against Israel & lost territory as a result.

    Would you give land back to an aggressive enemy in full knowledge they will use that land again & aagain to try to kill your family?

    Get real you useful idiot muppet.

  86. 86
    Danny Alexander says:

    I’m a C*NT

  87. 87
    Newham Borough Council says:

    No.

  88. 88
    Hank the Cat says:

    Bloody hell 99% you are must be thicker than I thought, I repeat READ THE BLOODY HISTORY.

    “PALESTINE”

    It has never been the name of a nation or state. It is a geographical term, used to designate the region at those times in history when there is no nation or state there.

  89. 89
  90. 90
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    He has made a statement. Sure I read it in yesterday’s HuffPo.

  91. 91
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    As Marlene Dietrich once said “Men – always sticking things in you”. Did she ever visit Egypt?

  92. 92
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    If you’re anywhere south of Warrington or north of Wigan it’s now known as Winterval.

  93. 93
    Legal Eagle says:

    I did say ‘patchy’.

    ‘Palestine’ is recognized as a territory, and Article 49 applies to territories not nation states.

    The International Community also recognizes the regions where settlements are being constructed as being ‘occupied territories’, with Israel being the ‘occupying force’ – this has been the case since 1967.

    On that basis Article 49 can be invoked – and is what is referred to in the ‘international law arguments’. This was reaffirmed in 2001 upon meeting of the Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    Of interest also is Article 47 of the fourth convention which prevents any change of occupied status ‘concluded through negotiations between the occupying power and local authorities under occupation’.

    Whilst the actual construction of settlements may not be illegal under international law (but likely is under local law), the moving of the occupiers civilian population into the occupied territory most certainly is.

    Forced relocation of occupied peoples by the occupying power within the occupied territory is allowed under Art.49, but usually only for imperative military or security reasons of those people. Relocation for purposes of building settlements is stretching things a bit.

  94. 94

    That old chestnut was bollocks 10 years ago – it’s still bollocks now.

  95. 95
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    How times change! Back in the 1960’s the types that demonstrated against The Bomb and Vietnam used to think it was fashionable to spend time in an Israeli Kibbutz.

  96. 96
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Thank you Newham. Surely this must be the first sensible decision you have ever made. We don’t want Liverpool Anglican Cathedral losing it’s top spot do we.

  97. 97
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    The Palatine Road in Manc used to be known as the Palestine Road. And it wasn’t because there were a lot of Arabs living there.

  98. 98
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    If things really got bad for the Egyptian Christians let’s give a couple of million asylum. That would really upset the muzzies living here.

  99. 99
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    I don’t think he likes being called that. No mention anymore of it in his Wiki entry.

  100. 100
    Legal Eagle says:

    ‘Palestine’ is recognized as a ‘territory’. In international law, territory transcends the notion of sovereign / nation state. Sovereign / Nation state boundaries are confined to territories.

    Check my above posts for some further details on this, and def. use Google. The coverage in the media is not clear unless you follow things back to 1967 and filter out the hyperbolic propaganda.

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Land acquired during a defensive war is considered fairly won and not occupied territory.

  102. 102
    MB. says:

    Do the Egyptian Army drive their tanks over unarmed Western peace workers as the Israelis do with their bulldozers?

  103. 103
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    I used to work with a Palestinian.

    Moan moan moan all day he did .

    Never stopped moaning noon or night .

  104. 104
  105. 105

    Ahh, but now they see it fashionable to vote LieBore, and bang on about the “little people” – you know who you are, Polly.

  106. 106

    “When you sat…”? Ffs!

    I know you can’t type without your tongue sticking out the side of your mouth like a dog with it’s head out the car window, but have you ever considered reading your crap before pressing the “submit” button?

    Have you “sat” your citizenship test yet, Mousey, because the real you is obviously not native to these shores?

  107. 107
    Frank Lynch says:

    Apples and pears, Guido, oh venal right wing one. Egypt may be a hotbed of flaky Muslim oppression; however Israel agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Rather than use this a pause to reflect and possibly embark on a bit of diplomacy through whatever channel was open to both sides, Zionism’s own SS prefers to tweak their opponents’ tails in a tense situation; to announce further insult, as they knew flaky Muslim opinion would have it, in the form of the same questionable type of actions designed to provoke the situation further.

  108. 108
    Annie Seed-Balls says:

    Legal Beagle said: Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits an occupying power from transferring its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

    Has anybody mentioned this to the Tibetans perchance? Or did China and Tibet not sign up to the Article?

  109. 109
    Sandy Castles says:

    So did I (many years ago). He was one of those who said to himself :Fuck this, I do not intend to spend the rest of my life holed up in some filthy refugee camp in Jordan or Lebanon” – and promptly got out. He became a very successful businessman in the Gulf states. Now, if he could do it why could not the other wimps who elected to stay caged up for life?

  110. 110
    Annie Seed-Balls says:

    Does that include Alibaba Whatsername? You know, the one who’s always rabbiting on on Dateline London and similar.

  111. 111
    giant gonad says:

    Serious fellow is Dirty Des. Does a lot for charity, you know.

  112. 112
    Annie Seed-Balls says:

    When id Netanyahoo make his power grab? I must have been at the barbers when that happened.

  113. 113
    Conrad says:

    On land conquered in war-a war the ragheads started with the intention of destroying Israel. A war the camel jockeys lost.

  114. 114
    Conrad says:

    If it’s outside what they were given or what they conquered then how are they in possession of it?

  115. 115
    PoGoNow says:

    Your Oirush background is showing again.

  116. 116
    Mrsshitrit says:

    Well Egypt’s ok, because its not about Israel building on their land.
    Seriously the anti-Israel agenda at the well named F O is so extreme now it’s seriously laughable.
    Mind you I wonder if being summoned for punishment makes William Hague a little excitable ?

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Think Mossad have given you a bum steer here, Guido. Surely even you can see there is no link between the two. Nearly as desperate as last week’s clearly post-edited “Lazarus” tape

  118. 118
    Marion the cat says:

    I asked my daughter who lives in Brum if she was looking forward to Winterval and I was swiftly corrected as it is now called Christmas again apparently. Labour admin again, more muzzies than ever and Christmas rather than Winterval – I am confused, must be my age.

  119. 119
    YouWot? says:

    Except I am not “Islamist”, I am white and atheist. You, however, are a racist supremacist ziobiatch.

  120. 120
    YouWot? says:

    It certainly wasn’t called “Israel”!

  121. 121
    YouWot? says:

    Wrong, twisted Zioloon. The civilians escaped from the onslaught of hostile zionazi Stormtroops and were not allowed back to their homes as the Geneva convention demands. That is why millions of them now live in refugee camps.
    You can see the vids of IDF Sturmtruppen admitting to their crimes on youtube and elsewhere.

  122. 122
    Iran rocks says:

    Israel needs to wiped off the face of the map. Give me a black marker pen and I’ll happily oblige.

  123. 123
    keredybretsa says:

    Angela Merkel gave the Israeli PM a bollocking, no ambassador, straight to the guv’nor.


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