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Foreign Secretary Hammond opens first FCO “Diplomatic Academy”

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 05:40 UTC
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United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will open the Diplomatic Academy in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday 10th February. The Academy, the first in the Foreign Office’s history, will be a centre of excellence and has been established to equip Foreign Office staff with the essential skills for diplomacy in the modern world. Read full article


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  • CaptainSilver

    Gollum Gollum sissss, precious, its mine… I wants it, I must have it…

    Please Mr Hammond, can I come too, I needs it…

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    ”Foreign Secretary Hammond opens first FCO “Diplomatic Academy”

    and what the fuck is this twat going to teach in that joke of academy?

    a summary would be this: how to lie, how to be an hypocrite, how to be a perfect bastard, how to invade and loot other countries, how to invoke the right of self determination for squatters, invaders and other scum.

    in brief, what england has been done since its f*cking creation.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    The UK hosts more diplomatic missions than any Spanish speaking country.

    The UK has one of the world's largest network of diplomatic missions.

    Paul, you use teenage emotion. I use adult fact.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Well given the standard, or lack thereof, of diplomatic ability shown by Argentine diplomats and their PRESIDENT, then I'm sure that there is plenty that could be learned by some.

    Perhaps you should try enrolling yourself, because you are a liar and a hypocrite, and may perhaps learn some manners, something (along will intelligent coherent arguments) that you lack in spades.

    Your use of English is also slipping.

    ”in brief, (needs a capital I as you are starting a sentence plus the comma is unnecessary) what england (capital E required) has been done (doesn't make grammatical sense) since its creation? (you require a question mark because you are supposedly asking a question).

    Well let's see what England has done since its creation.

    Introduced the legal concept of innocent until proven guilty
    Introduced the jury system to allow people to be judged by 12 of their peers
    Introduced a Parliamentary democracy which has been copied around the world, hence why the English (now UK Parliament) is referred to as the mother of ALL Parliaments
    Discovered antiseptics
    Discovered anaesthetics
    Discovered vaccines
    Discovered antibiotics
    The internet/world wide web
    The whole Industrial Revolution, which lead onto the discoveries of many things, and the creation of society (you know paulcedron - that society that means that you don't have to spend your life toiling in fields and scraping a living).
    The modern sewerage system (which was so brilliant that ALL modern sewerage systems (including those in Argentina) are based on it
    The theory of evolution
    Fibre optics
    DNA fingerprinting
    Iris recognition
    Caterpillar track for vehicles
    Wind tunnels
    Collapsible baby buggies (as well as prams)
    Tin cans
    Light switches
    Postage stamps
    IVF treatment

    In fact there are thousands upon thousands of discoveries and inventions that the English invented, even more when Scottish, Welsh and Irish are combined under British inventions.

    And what has Argentina done for the world?

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Corned beef?

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Trolls like paulcedron reminds me of the film The Life of Brian.

    ”What have the Romans (English) ever done for us?”

    And then he (and the others) get told EXACTLY what the English have done for the world.

    So paulcedron. What has Argentina EVER done for the world?

    We're waiting.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Britain… .

    Newton - laws of motion, the calculus

    Faraday - the electic motor

    Bell - the telephone

    John Logie Baird - Television

    Steven Hawking - the theory of everything

    Tim Berners Lee - the Internet



    Feb 10th, 2015 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @2 paulcedron

    “and what the fuck is this twat going to teach in that joke of academy?”

    They might teach, for example, that it's not considered best diplomatic practice for your President to take the piss out of your hosts on twitter, while attempting to borrow money off them.

    Stuff like that.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    New web site for the Royal Navy.
    The capabilities of the new UK aircraft carriers
    Ministry of Defence
    First published:
    9 February 2015
    See how HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Prince of Wales and F35 Lightning II will offer security, benefit the UK and are made by British Industry.
    Add this to your list..
    UK’s first A400M aircraft named “City of Bristol”
    Royal Air Force has recognised important role Bristol has had with A400M Atlas by naming first aircraft “City of Bristol”.
    Evidence that UK has full operational control over nuclear deterrent, independent from the US
    Use of UK nuclear weapons would be firstly a NATO decision, except in circumstances of supreme national emergency. US could not prevent/veto
    Navy’s new carrier jets begin operational testing in California


    Feb 10th, 2015 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    good post

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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