Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ex-Minister: Gaddafi ordered Lockerbie bombing

The Swedish newspaper Expressen has interviewed Libya’s former Justice Minister, who claims that Colonel Gaddafi ordered Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi to carry out the Lockerbie bombing. Expressen‘s reporter Kassem Hamadé is one of the first foreign journalists to have entered Libya … Continue reading

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Replik från Jonas Ransgård om sprutbyte

Jonas Ransgård (M), oppositionsledare i Göteborg, har skrivit till mig angående min blogg om sprutbyte, där jag citerar honom. Hans replik ger en mer rättvis bild av vad han tycker än det korta citatet från GT som jag kritiserade: Intressant … Continue reading

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Skrönor om sprutbyte på SvD Brännpunkt

Vetenskap och politik har ofta en problematisk relation: politiker vill ofta dra långtgående slutsatser med otillräcklig bevisning på ett sätt som irriterar vetenskapsmän och gör vetenskapliga studier till politiska slagträn. De läkare och landstingspolitiker som har skrivit om sprutbyte på … Continue reading

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An open letter to Bahrain’s ambassador

Your Excellency, I am writing to you regarding the police action at Pearl Roundabout in Manama around 3am on Thursday 17 February and the shootings of demonstrators in Manama on Friday 18 February. According to press reports, five people were … Continue reading

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The Kemp and Pickles show: so much for Coalition spirit

The formation of the Coalition in May 2010 was meant to herald an era of new politics, more consensual than Thatcherism and more inclusive than Blairism. But someone clearly forgot to tell Eric Pickles. Richard Kemp, leader of the Liberal … Continue reading

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My favourite #Egypt revolution tweets

Events have moved quickly in Cairo: President Hosni Mubarak has at last resigned, along with Vice President (and former chief of the thuggish security services) Omar Suleiman. Any comment from me feels superfluous, so instead here is a selection of … Continue reading

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The unpleasant truth about Egypt’s army

The world’s journalists have been sifting the tea leaves of the cryptic pronouncements of the Egyptian army command. Certainly the army is likely to play a crucial role in the next few days. So in true liberal spirit it is … Continue reading

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Review: An Ideal Husband, by Oscar Wilde, at the Vaudeville Theatre

An Ideal Husband, play in four acts by Oscar Wilde. Performed at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1 February 2011. Booking until 26 February. Say “Oscar Wilde” to a reasonably well-read person on the street and the first play they will … Continue reading

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