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Political debate turns to panto

Political debate turns to panto

by Sadie Smith / 23 Nov 2012 15:19

I was watching Question Time last night.

Yes, I know, I know. I’ve tried to kick the habit, but within the first couple of minutes of Dimbers’ weekly bumblefest I’m on my feet, roaring at the television, causing a good deal of collateral damage to my carpets and red wine glasses. What can I say? I’ve got a problem.

Last night’s panel comprised of a woman from Dragon’s Den (who, for someone

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Ashton on Toulouse: a gaffe too far

Ashton on Toulouse: a gaffe too far

by Daniel Rolle / 23 Mar 2012 14:00

Poor choice of wording has put the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Cathy Ashton under fire this week, when she ill-advisedly compared the shootings of three young children in Toulouse by a suspected al-Qaeda trained terrorist to the deaths of Palestinian children in Gaza.

The source of the problem, according to EU diplomats, was a mistake by one of Ashton's press team, which led to a faulty transcript being issued

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