Monthly Archives: January 2011

Front pages reviewed: Monday 31 January 2011

The Times and the Indy lead with Egypt, the Mail has an interesting investigation into deaths in care homes while the Telegraph has the announcement of fewer teacher training places.

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Egyptian protests in London: a tale of two potential futures

Today at the Egyptian protests in London there were two separate and hostile protests that indicate the issues facing a post-Mubarak Egypt; one was secular and pro-democratic in its aims while the other was religious and supportive of a  pan-Islamic caliphate.

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Hague’s suprisingly supportive statement on Egypt

Watching William Hague’s latest statement on Egypt I felt it was surprisingly supportive of the protesters. While he obviously didn’t advocate the cause of revolution he accepted those on the streets had “legitimate economic and political grievances.” He also stressed that the British government had a relationship with Egypt not with the government and condemned the repressive measures used in the country.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Friday 28 January 2011

The Telegraph has Boris, the Guardian has Jowell, the Indy has Egypt and the Mail has babies.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Thursday 27 January 2011

The Times leads with Egypt, the Indy and the Guardian have yet another field day on the News of the World scandal, The Telegraph has a story about defence and the Mail leads with speed cameras.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Wednesday 26 January 2011

The Guardian leads with Palestine again, though arguably there is a more interesting story in the Middle East at the moment. The other papers all lead with the terrible economic news except for the Mail which has an interesting analysis of National Insurance payments.

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Why I am beginning to believe in the Egyptian revolution

Earlier today I went to the Egyptian Embassy in London to view the protests against the Mubarak regime. I have only limited knowledge about Egypt so I cannot talk with much authority about the forces within the country but I was impressed with the turnout in London – especially considering it was a cold, wet Tuesday afternoon.

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