• Cartoon Jihad – redux

    June 30, 2007

    When I wrote about the ‘Cartoon Jihad’ some time ago, I posted this cartoon: Incredibly, there is now a bona fide news story to go alongside it, as Hamas’s ‘Furfur’ character, a Islamist rip-off of Mickey Mouse, has been beaten to death by an ‘Israeli soldier’. This is apparently what passes for kids’ TV in […]

  • Who blew up PanAm Flight 103?

    June 30, 2007

    Yesterday two ‘potentially viable’ car bombs were discovered in London and earlier today two men drove a flaming jeep into Glasgow Airport. It’s too earlier to know very much about either incident but two things immediately occur. The first is the sheer incompetence of those involved. Both car bombs were quickly identified and made safe, […]

  • Any spare change guv'nor?

    June 27, 2007

    I remember quite well the day that Margaret Thatcher was finally booted out of 10 Downing Street, weeping as she clambered into her car, and I remember how pleased we all were. Then she was replaced by a grey, uninspiring figure who continued many of her worst policies, going even further than she in areas […]

  • Gaza

    June 18, 2007

    Check out the analysis piece written in the Guardian today by one of my colleagues Karma Nabulsi, now Fellow of St Edmund’s Hall, Oxford, formerly of the PLO, for the simplest and best analysis of the conflict so far. The current situation in Palestine is a damning indictment of Western interventionism and a clear example […]

  • Live 8: "total bullshit"

    June 13, 2007

    Brendan O’Neill has an interesting article on spiked about the ‘People’s Republic of Bono’, where he argues that the pop star’s influence at the G8 was so profound that he can almost he considered the 9th power of the G8. He is quite right to ridicule and criticise the loathsome Bono for his arrogant claim […]

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