July 2007 (7)
Jul 31 2007 3:20PM
Sealing the Special Relationship
Desperate to try and understand how the UK/US relationship has changed with our new PM, todays papers pour over yesterdays meeting at Camp David, amid much hilarity about the leaders spin in Golf Cart One. The Telegraph employs a body...
Jul 30 2007 6:13PM
Behind the Fringe
The debate couldn’t be more apt at a festival that’s all about freedom of expression, of course, which is what makes Edinburgh an important place for Amnesty to be. I’m getting excited about going up to Edinburgh for a couple of weeks...
Jul 27 2007 2:04PM
You can't arrest my Dad...
The conviction at the Old Bailey yesterday of a 70 year old woman and her son for the so-called ‘honour killing’ of her daughter-in-law is a horrific reminder that women are often most vulnerable to violence in their own homes and from...
Jul 26 2007 3:22PM
Wheels of Shame....
The annual inhuman feat of the Tour (Im hooked: highlights every night on ITV4 ...), has again been brought into disrepute with a series of revelations about athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, leading to two whole teams being...
Jul 25 2007 3:36PM
Letting off steam
Well I’m just days back from New York where I was just yards away from Grand Central Station when a massive steam pipe explosion caused great consternation, forcing hordes of us off the subway and onto the streets of Manhattan. As you...
Jul 24 2007 4:43PM
You just have to wait
As the mighty Supremes once sang, you cant hurry love, you just have to wait - but were also apparently going to have to wait generations for gender equality in Britain. As the mighty Supremes once sang, you cant hurry love, you just h...
Jul 23 2007 2:13PM
Introducing the press gang
I was surprised over the weekend to hear that President Bush had issued an executive order banning the CIA from using ‘cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment’ in US detention facilities. Isn’t that kind of treatment banned already? Our...