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The arrogance of an ailing dictator, Notebook

The arrogance of an ailing dictator

As I drove up the M1 towards Leicester last night, where I was due to give a speech about Palestine, I got a message saying that Hosni Mubarak would be addressing the Egyptian people at around 8pm. We all presumed that he would be leaving. In fact, he refused to step down, adding yet more fuel to the fire of the Egyptian revolution. You never can under-estimate the arrogance of an ailing dictator.

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 3:43 pm

Caught & Social: The critics’ choices, Notebook

Caught & Social: The critics’ choices

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 11:22 am

Today from <i>i</i>: Cowboys through the ages, Notebook

Today from i: Cowboys through the ages

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 10:37 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 10:31 am

Online House Hunter: Back to school, Notebook

Online House Hunter: Back to school

The Online House Hunter looks at how to decipher online information about schools

By | Notebook, Property | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 10:15 am

Ear To The Ground: Lioness, Notebook

Ear To The Ground: Lioness

The grime scene, as we know it, is a very male-dominated scene and not many females have been able to share the same limelight as their male counterparts, bar a few (pun intended). Welcoming Lioness, a south London-born lyricist who came to the forefront of the London grime scene 4 years ago as the first lady of Mastermind Trooperz.

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 6:00 am

Anorexia Photography, Notebook

Anorexia Photography

I took this photograph in 2007. I was frustrated with having been controlled by the scale for 10 years.
I came across this photograph tonight and realised just how many years have slipped by with meaningless numbers still having such a grip on me.
It makes me feel sad mainly. Ashamed too. Hypocritical. Weak.
I wish I could [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 1:08 am

America, Africa and the hope for Stability, Notebook

America, Africa and the hope for Stability

America’s time as an international broker for peace may be coming to an end. Their influence may be dwindling in the face of economic weakness and hollers of a return to isolationism at home, and an increasingly strong, if quiet, voice from the Far East. There may only be one act left in the play [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 2:19 pm

Caught & Social: Keira’s a class act, Notebook

Caught & Social: Keira’s a class act

Gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:31 am

Online House Hunter: Map out your new home, Notebook

Online House Hunter: Map out your new home

Our Online House Hunter explains how web-based maps can give you a helping hand

By | Notebook, Property | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:00 am

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