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Media panned for bloody Gaddafi pictures

In Newswire on October 21, 2011 at 9:06 am

Yesterday, Political Promise published one of the last pictures taken of Libya’s former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, along with news websites, blogs and television channels across the world. I apologise if that picture caused you any distress, dear reader, I take full responsibility for what is published on this site. However, the merciless need to attack the media whiffs of rank hypocrisy. Journalists may not be everyone’s cup of tea at the moment as the latest hacking revelations are uncovered, but the news must be reported. For the people who showed courage and save lives from the rubble of the twin towers, should we not published pictures of the planes? For the Libyan people, with “the courage of lions” celebrating freedom this morning, should we not distribute the last images of their tyrant’s downfall? We did not celebrate his death, we did not blog about which dictator is next, just the facts.


In Newswire on October 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Top story today is the capture and killing of the former Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. More follows… Read the rest of this entry »

Charles Maggs: My Summer in Ghana

In Charles Maggs on July 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

The word Ghana means “Warrior King”. Political Promise’s very own Warrior King Charles Maggs is working in Ghana this summer, and shares his account of his experiences so far. Read the rest of this entry »

Do You Really Want Britain To Dive Into A Bloodbath?

In Rich Maher on March 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

Rich Maher asks whether Libya is the best place for Cameron and Obama to play global policemen. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you meet the criteria for democracy?

In Peter Storey on March 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

Peter Storey writes that the big question facing the revolutionaries of the Middle East is: Can you handle democracy? Read the rest of this entry »

The World’s Newest Country?

In Morgan Griffith-David on January 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Morgan Griffith-David ponders the fate of the world’s potentially newest country.

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Justice for Somalia’s Oppressed Minority

In Charlie Edwards on October 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Charlie Edwards writes about the torture of Somali minorities in Human Rights atrocities in Somaliland.
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The ICC’s Hands are Tied

In Stephen Wager on September 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm

LAST week Kenya became the latest country to be placed in the spotlight of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reports Stephen Wager. Read the rest of this entry »

Aid: Helping or Hindering?

In Charles Maggs on July 2, 2010 at 6:05 am

By Charles Maggs

Every strategy is the same in DfID...

Last weeks budget saw the promise of departmental spending cuts of 25% across the board, except for two areas. Health care spending is to be ring-fenced, along with international development aid, both Tory pledges in their election manifesto. The former, despite being the biggest area of spending has been chosen presumably for political reasons-Labour can not be seen as the ‘party of the NHS’ Tory spin doctors would have been hoping. The latter however seems somewhat more confusing, why are the Tories so keen to keep up international development spending and more importantly who, if anyone benefits? Read the rest of this entry »

Ju Shardlow On… Lots of things about the ‘football’

In Ju Shardlow on June 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

This is in response to Vicky’s article yesterday

Well unlike Vicky, I do know about football. The only thing I can’t claim to know about the World Cup is the supporters’ mood in England (but thankfully I’ve got John Motson’s blog for that). My life has become CONSUMED by football. I believe that if you’re a real fan, you don’t phone up the BBC complaining about the 24/7 coverage as soon as we start losing. You don’t become ‘fed up’ because Terry et al go onto the pitch without passion, as Vicky suggested.

So why don’t I feel the despair of 90 minutes of poor passing and dehydration? Because I never believed we could win. The key is going into the tournament with the lowest expectations possible. Look at South Korea. The Asian fans have a wonderful tradition of sticking with their sport through thick and thin, never booing or complaining- hell, they even let off fireworks after losing 4-1 to Argentina. Everyone here is praying to get through to the second round, as that’s as far as they’ll get. Capello’s stripped-down campaign this year only increased the pressure on the players and we started genuinely believing we could win it. No, Galloway. No, Corden. Just no. Read the rest of this entry »