Was that a coup…

Was that a coup or not? That’s the question people and governments across the Middle East have been contemplating since Egypt’s military capitalised on a popular uprising to oust – and detain – the country’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Really? Because the answer seems to be in the second sentence. Which might be why … More Was that a coup…

Quick thoughts on Abbottabad Commission report

Much of the Abbottabad Commission report makes for rather humdrum reading. So Pakistan through incompetence – rather than conspiracy – failed to find the world’s most wanted man? Really? And the air defence systems are set up to watch India rather than the Afghan border? Didn’t I read that somewhere before? There are nice details … More Quick thoughts on Abbottabad Commission report

Now Glastonbury…

Now Glastonbury is an extension of Wimbledon or the Chelsea Flower Show, without quite the same sense of danger. When that daddy-dancer, the Labour MP Tom Watson, clinks glasses in yurts with septuagenarian presenters of the Today programme, we can safely say the event has ceased to be counter-cultural. This by David Aaronovitch is behind … More Now Glastonbury…