It was The Observer which sounded the clearest dissenting note. On Sunday 4 November, with troops poised to land in Egypt, the editor David Astor defied the government and ran an unprecedented editorial, largely written by the former Liberal MP Dingle Foot. Five weeks before, the paper had confidently predicted that Britain would never defy world opinion and launch an invasion. Now, with heartfelt and savage bitterness, Foot offered an apology. 'The events of last week,' he wrote, 'have proved us completely wrong; if we misled anyone, at home or abroad, we apologise unreservedly. We had not realised that our government was capable of such folly and such crookedness... Never since 1783 has Great Britain made herself so universally disliked.' Eden, he concluded, must go: 'Nations are said to have the governments they deserve. Let us show that we deserve better.' … [Read more...] about 1956: The year that changed the world
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Blogging about the various procedures that Angelina underwent on our clinic website was fun for me. I had her permission to reveal details of her treatment in my blog and it was great to be able to educate about the BRCA gene mutation, to demystify the confusing process of mastectomies and to help others make well-informed decisions. … [Read more...] about Angelina Jolie reveals she has had a double mastectomy
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Official backing for Stihia is a sign of the changing times – and Suleimanov believes the festival will send out some positive vibes about Uzbekistan by “telling the world: look, guys, things are changing – and if the government is supporting such a crazy idea as having electronic music in the middle of a desert, then you can trust that at least something is going well!”. … [Read more...] about Techno fest in ship graveyard aims to revive vanished Aral Sea
“Make no mistake: Mirziyoyev is no democrat. He’s an autocrat in every sense of the word,” Bakhtiyor Nishanov, an analyst from the Washington-based International Republican Institute, said. Mirziyoyev’s priority is economic growth, he said; as for democracy and human rights, he will reform the “bare minimum” to support his ambition of lifting Uzbekistan out of the economic doldrums. … [Read more...] about Are decades of political repression making way for an ‘Uzbek spring’?