Jenny Taylor's blog

Peers ponder the obvious, after the riots

I've just received this.  

Riots Communities and Victims Panel

Asked By Lord McKenzie of Luton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recommendations for immediate action contained in the interim report of the Riots Communities and Victims Panel published on 28 November.

 The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, one of the most heart-warming flipsides of the tragedy of the riots that comes out from the report was the way in which it brought out the best in so many people, including many yo

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Tyranny and my brush with London's Evening Standard

 

The finest – and first – free press in the world has become a tragic and bawdy farce.  The upshot of the Leveson inquiry will be some form of press regulation.  As the Guardian points out today, if Leveson calls for the Portuguese police to divulge the name of the journalist to whom it gave a copy of the translation of Madeleine McCann’s diary, which he has the power to do under  the terms of the inquiry, that is regulation. 

Our popular press is now largely disgraced – but its fall should not be relished.  I write as someone who love

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Back the Copts: Muslims do.

The massacre of Copts last weekend in protests in Cairo is wholly ominous and I can add little to the best account of it I've read: New York Review of Books' writer Yasmine el-Rashidi's brilliant eye-witness account and analysis. 

Why then do I feel the need to write anything at all about the 25 deaths outside the state TV station on Sunday?  Is it really any of my business? 

The cyber-air is

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