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Exclusive: George Brown’s tour of the Middle East

Exclusive parliamentary papers on the Labour MP's three-week trip, which included meetings with Nasser and the Shah of Iran

By Prospect   April 2013

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A collection of parliamentary papers obtained by Prospect and published here for the first time sheds new light on Britain’s relationship with the Middle East and western engagement in the region. Bronwen Maddox, editor of Prospect, has written on their significance here in the latest issue.

These 140 pages (of which a small number are missing) 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 meet political…

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