British military action against Gaddafi: for and against

John Rentoul

libya1 300x199 British military action against Gaddafi: for and againstI haven’t had time to do a complete round-up, but here’s what I have so far.


David Aaronovitch (pay wall)

The Independent

The Times (pay wall)

Matthew d’Ancona

Andrew Rawnsley

The Observer

Independent on Sunday

The Sunday Times (pay wall)

The Sunday Telegraph (equivocally)

Equivocating, leaning to Against:

Daily Mail (“The Mail finds it impossible not to feel queasy about Britain’s ever-deeper involvement in the Libyan debacle”)

The Guardian (“Far from supporting a democratic revolution across the Arab world, a foreign intervention in Libya may indeed be imperilling it.”)

The Daily Telegraph


Steve Richards

Mail on Sunday

Peter Hitchens

I don’t know if this Mark Twain quotation is genuine, but it is wise:

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Photograph: AFP

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  • petersimplex

    I thought Comrade Aaronovitch would have been too busy searching for those WMDs in Iraq to have turned his attention to this latest land grab. “It’s just a matter of time”

  • petersimplex

    It was the Special Boat Service (Desert Division) . Without their Camels.

  • Ciaran Rehill

    Euan Blair is a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Bullshit Fusiliers.

  • petersimplex

    Leicester Square Barracks

  • Ciaran Rehill

    Yes if puking on the enemy were a cause for decoration he’d get the Vomit VC. Not that I can judge, who hasn’t got pished at 16? Must have come as a surprise to plod though. Address? 10 Downing St. Oi sonny I’ll give you the kicking of your life…Name? Bleugh. Better out than in Euan.

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