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Egypt: From revolution to referendum, The Foreign Desk

Egypt: From revolution to referendum

On Saturday March 19th, the Egyptian people voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a referendum, proposed by the army, to make several amendments to the constitution. However, no national dialogue has taken place in planning the amendments, and many activists who participated in the revolution believe that the referendum fails to address their demands.

By | The Foreign Desk | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 2:56 pm

Libya: Europe’s Vietnam?, Eagle Eye

Libya: Europe’s Vietnam?

Number 533 in the world-famous series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Anthony Tucker-Jones on Channel 4 News.
There were a lot of similar questions asked, with similar answers, about Iraq, as I remember. And Afghanistan, although those were more along the lines of, Is Afghanistan Britain’s Afghanistan (1842), or Is Afghanistan [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 1:09 pm

Whither the Blair Generation?, Eagle Eye

Whither the Blair Generation?

I received an email the other day from Darren Canning, which I reproduce with his permission. I think it speaks for itself:
I joined the Labour Party in 2005 to help fight an election where I feared Tony Blair’s New Labour could be defeated on the basis of the Iraq war. I had been a supporter [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 12:12 pm

Cricket World Cup: Arise Sir Tredwell….

Having taken four wickets and bowled with the confidence of a man who had been on the international scene for several years, it is hard to imagine that 29-year-old James Tredwell was taking part in only his fifth ODI; claiming his first wicket for England in the process. The Kent spinner showed tremendous discipline and perseverance to help England over the line by the skin of their teeth.

By | Sport | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 11:57 am

Tory panic attack, Eagle Eye

Tory panic attack

Remarkable anecdote in James Forsyth’s Spectator column this week:
One Secretary of State is so fed up with his department’s refusal to answer his questions that he has asked a friend of his, an MP, to put in a Freedom of Information request.
The article provides an interesting assessment, suggesting that a mood close to panic is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 9:43 pm

All are not equal when it comes to the cuts, Eagle Eye

All are not equal when it comes to the cuts

Some of those in the local authority world who I have spoken to suspect a political agenda here, noting that some of the biggest council losers are Labour-controlled.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 7:34 pm

Everton seek perfect 10 against Fulham, Sport

Everton seek perfect 10 against Fulham

In many ways, Everton have struggled to hit the statistical heights in the Premier League era. Of the seven ever-present Premier League clubs, Everton will be the last to reach the coveted 1,000 points total – they are still 39 points short.
(Tottenham were the sixth club to reach the target this February when [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 5:30 pm

Ireland deserve to be welcomed to cricket’s top table, Sport

Ireland deserve to be welcomed to cricket’s top table

Watching Ireland play in this World Cup has not felt much like watching amateurs. There has been a tangible chasm between their performances and those of Canada, Kenya, the Netherlands and even Zimbabwe.

By | Sport | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 5:01 pm

The Lincoln Lawyer – Trailer, Film

The Lincoln Lawyer – Trailer

Mick Haller (MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY) is the titular Los Angeles criminal defence attorney who operates solely out of the back of his Lincoln Towncar.

By | Film | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 4:44 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our top posts and bloggers for the past week

By | Notebook | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 4:07 pm

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