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!

    • 7
      Vinegar Stroke says:

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

    • 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

    • 18
      Minger Ashton says:

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

      • 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.

      • 86
        Danny Alexander says:

        I’m a C*NT

      • 90
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

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

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

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

    • 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.

      • 17
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        American taxpayers give Israel $15 million a day.

      • 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.

        • 62
          Hank the Cat says:

          Jesus are you on drugs?

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

          +1 million

        • 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.

          • Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

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

          • 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.

      • 52
        giant gonad says:

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

        • 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.

  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.

    • 36
      rick says:

      The bricks and mortar are on stolen land.

    • 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.

      • 94

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

        • 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.

  4. 5
    Stephen Fry says:

    Hague likes big weapons.

  5. 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 .

  6. 8
    Tony Blair Arms Deals Inc says:

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

    • 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?

  7. 9
    Hodge the Dodge says:

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

  8. 11
    David Wisteria says:

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

  9. 14
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

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

    • 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

    • 21
      Anonymous says:

      The Arabs are no better than the Chinese .

      When they stand up for themselves the Tanks come out

  12. 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!

    • 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 ?

  13. 23
    Dick Scratcher says:

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

  14. 24
    The Bangles says:

    Walk like an Egyptian.

  15. 25
    Loopy Lou says:

    What time are the BOE announcing that rate rise today ?

  16. 29
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

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

  17. 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.

  18. 32
    Marques de Rey says:

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

    Just woke up Fawkes?

  19. 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.

    • 35
      Sophie says:

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

      • 40
        Quaesitum ad fontem solos deducere verpos says:

      • 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.

      • 55
        giant gonad says:

        The Charter to the United Nations.

      • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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.

        • 101
          Anonymous says:

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

        • 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?

    • 65
      Hank the Cat says:

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

      • 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.

  20. 34
    Sophie says:

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

  21. 42
    tube_thumper says:

    what a pointless subject

    who cares

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 48
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    sorry…”SAY”

  25. 67
    millions of muller s says:

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

    • 87
      Newham Borough Council says:

      No.

      • 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.

  26. 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?

    • 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?

      • 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.

        • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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 .

        • 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?

  27. 71
    Jimmy says:

    Shouldn’t this be on your other blog?

  28. 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….

  29. 79
    • 110
      Annie Seed-Balls says:

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

  30. 102
    MB. says:

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

  31. 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.

    • 112
      Annie Seed-Balls says:

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

  32. 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 ?

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 123
    keredybretsa says:

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


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