Download e-book for iPad: 5 Days in May: The Coalition and Beyond by Andrew Adonis

By Andrew Adonis

ISBN-10: 1849545669

ISBN-13: 9781849545662

Within the wake of the inconclusive may well 2010 common election Lord Adonis and different senior Labour figures sat down for talks with the Liberal Democrat management to attempt to cajole them to manipulate Britain jointly in a Lib - Lab coalition. The talks finally ended in failure for Labour amid recriminations on each side and the accusation that the Lib Dems had performed a dutch public sale, inviting Labour to outbid the Tories on a purchasing record of calls for. regardless of demands him to offer his personal account of this ancient series of occasions, Adonis has saved his personal tips before. released to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of the final election that will finally produce an historical first coalition executive because the moment global conflict, five Days In might is a amazing and critical insider account of the dramatic negotiations that resulted in its formation. It additionally deals the author's perspectives on what the long run holds because the run-up to the following election starts. five Days in may possibly provides a distinct eyewitness account of a pivotal second in political historical past.

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THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY CODE Under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a comprehensive security regime was formulated for international shipping to strengthen maritime security in general, and prevent and suppress acts of terrorism against the maritime realm more specifically. The series of measures, which were adopted in July 2004, included several amendments to the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which aimed at enhancing maritime security onboard ships and at ship–port interface areas.

There are no mandatory guidelines for what constitutes perimeter security or mandated requirements to govern facility access controls. The ISPS Code does not even establish minimum training standards for becoming a “qualified” security officer. Another downside of the ISPS Code in its current defi nition is that its requirements are only for SOLAS-class ships. Therefore, the requirements do not apply to warships, government vessels, fishing vessels, and ships weighing less than 500 t. These vessels, however, are found everywhere in the maritime environment, and therefore, also in areas where maritime terrorism is perceived to be a threat, such as Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf.

11 Before the meeting, the three littoral states were asked to outline a number of projects for which they wished to seek cooperation, for implementation, from interested stakeholders. However, none of the projects outlined were related to reducing the threat of piracy or maritime terrorism, which has dominated the security agenda and strategy of the United States since 9/11. All of the projects rather focused on enhancing safety and environmental protection in the straits. 12 This underlines the perception of the littoral states, namely, Indonesia and Malaysia, that is, addressing the threats of piracy and maritime terrorism is of less priority than improving navigational safety in the straits and the protection of its marine resources.

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