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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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