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George of Arabia

Prospect discloses an exclusive account of one of Labour’s most colourful MPs as he toured around the tinderbox

By Bronwen Maddox   April 2013

George Brown: the former foreign secretary toured the region the year before Britain pulled out its military forces © Associated Newspapers/Rex Features

A collection of parliamentary papers obtained by Prospect and published for the first time sheds new light on Britain’s relationship with the Middle East and western engagement in the region. You can read the papers in full here.

The 140 pages are the detailed notes of a three-week trip by George Brown, MP and deputy leader of the Labour party, as well as former foreign secretary, to…

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