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Results for the tag: Libya

Parliament (photo: Maurice of Zoetermeer, Netherlands/Wikimeda Commons)

Parliament or prison for our MP?

HOT’s Chris Coverdale, an anti-war activist and stickler for the law, believes Britain’s politicians and voters should take the country’s international undertakings on refraining from waging war seriously. Here he examines local MP Amber Rudd’s relevant voting record and asks whether we should re-elect Ms Rudd or send her and her colleagues to prison.


A Bird in the House: international novel by local author

Bronwen Griffiths is a familiar name to regular readers of Hastings Online Times. Over the years she has contributed short stories and poems. Back in February 2011, she happened to be on holiday in Libya when civil war broke out, and she ended up being airlifted out of the country by the Italian army. Like all good writers, personal experience feeds in to the creative process, and Bronwen’s first published novel is set partially in a Sussex town not unlike Hastings, and partially in Libya. HOT’s Erica Smith met up with Bronwen to separate the fact from the fiction…

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