From the daily archives:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Syria: We Can No Longer Sit Back And Watch

May 30, 2012

Syria is in a state of civil war every bit as bloody and brutal as those fought in Libya or Egypt or anywhere else in the Middle East over the last two years. Sadly, unlike in Egypt, Syria will not be resolved by the capitulation of the ruling regime and unlike Libya, there appears to […]

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Krugman on Labour: ‘Like Them Only Less So’

May 30, 2012

Last night the great Nobel Prize winning economist (and favourite on these pages), Professor Paul  Krugman was speaking at our alma mater, the LSE, to promote his new book, End This Depression Now! (a book I have on order but haven’t read yet).    Irritatingly I left it too late to get tickets but any regular […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies (With Mr South): The Dictator

May 30, 2012

Jackie and I went to see the latest Sacha Baron Cohen film at the weekend.  Unlike Borat and Bruno (which followed in the tradition of the Ali G character), The Dictator is not a mockumentary and is wholly scripted.  It does rely on encounters with the gullible for its laughs.    Of course there were parts […]

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