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23 MARCH

EARL GREY DESCRIBES IRELAND AS ‘OUR DISGRACE’

[ 23 March 1846 ]

Earl Grey, addressing the House of Lords on 23 March 1846, as the Irish famine began to take thousands of lives, declared that ‘Ireland is the one weak place in the fabric of British power, Ireland is the one deep ( and I almost said ineffaceable ) blot on the brightness of British honour.’

SCORES OF IRAQI CIVILIAN CASUALTIES CAUSED BY BRITISH CLUSTER WEAPONS

[ 23 March 2003 ]

During the invasion of Iraq in 2003 the UK admitted to using a total of 2,100 ground-launched cluster munitions, which accounted for over 100,000 submunitions.

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