Decision to close consul in Basra triggers Lords backlash as peers fear that lucrative contracts will go to foreign investors
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Decision to close consul in Basra triggers Lords backlash as peers fear that lucrative contracts will go to foreign investors

Basra : Iraq | Oct 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM PDT
Source: Mail Online UK
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16 October 2012 The Government's decision to close the British consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra sparked a concerned backlash in the House of Lords today. Former Labour minister Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voiced 'concern and alarm' over the 'unwise' decision at question time and urged ministers to... FULL ARTICLE AT Mail Online UK
 
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