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Written on May 25, 2009, and categorized as Links.
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  • The Palestinian National Theatre is a great place, completely independent, as their spokesman say.
  • I read Andrew Rawnsley and often learn from him, but in particular enjoy his superior crystallisation of my own uneasy thoughts.

    "An enduring climate of raging contempt for Parliament will not be healthy for democracy… What is also true is that a few genuine mistakes, a lot of sly fiddling and some absolutely outrageous frauds have become conflated into a storm of indiscriminate loathing towards all MPs. We ought to be apprehensive if the result of this crisis is to drain further authority from elected representatives and put even more arbitrary power in the hands of the unelected legislature of the media. This will often mean more power for press moguls who are accountable to no one and do not even live in Britain."

    I've been saying this for weeks.

    See also his views on celebrity campaigning (Joanna Lumey / Gurkhas): "We may find that the next cause to put its celebrities on Downing Street's lawn is not so attractive."

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