This week the decision to hold this year’s Olympic games in Beijing has come under intense scrutiny. The Olympic torch relay has been disrupted by demonstrators protesting against China’s appalling human rights record. The fear is that holding the Olympics in Beijing will legitimise the authoritarian Chinese government. The flipside to that argument is that […]
I haven’t bothered reading very much about the Power Inquiry because I’ve heard from some that it’s pretty much predictable stuff (â€œa bit like a reformers greatest hits albumâ€) and from others that it’s not actually that good. Besideswhich, there have been several reports that have made obvious common sense suggestions for electoral reform which […]
Saddam Hussein today realised that not eating will make you ill. Saddam Hussein has ended an 11-day hunger strike for “health reasons”, his chief lawyer has said. Via Shuggy.