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Syria, through David Cameron’s rose-tinted glasses

David Cameron apparently acquired an impressive pair of rose-tinted glasses during the Whitsun break. Describing the situation in Syria through the distorted prism of his new spectacles, similar to those worn by BBC correspondents, the prime minister told the House … Continue reading

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Whose rights are paramount?

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases and (in respect of England, Wales and Northern Ireland) for criminal cases. It hears cases of the greatest public … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

A vision of post-Assad democracy BBC News, Tuesday 28 August 2012 French President Francois Hollande has urged Syrian opposition groups to form a provisional government. “France asks the Syrian opposition to constitute a provisional government that is inclusive, representative, that … Continue reading

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1848 Deja Vu

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” (Stephen Stills) The revolutionary uprising of the people of Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt is being described in some quarters as the Arab 1848. Perhaps a little optimistically, it’s … Continue reading

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