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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 »

Conspiracy in Libya? Intervention is Saving Lives

In Peter Storey on April 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

Peter Storey is responding to Michael Pickles’ article yesterday, ‘The Great Libyan Conspiracy’.  He agrees with the UN intervention in Libya, not to remove Gaddafi from power, but from a humanitarian perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Libyan Conspiracy

In Michael Pickles on April 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

It is becoming apparent now that Libya is going down the same path as Iraq. To hear Western Leaders with the backing of Arab princes calling on Colonel Qaddafi to just leave sounds eerily familiar, writes Michael Pickles. Read the rest of this entry »

Iain Dale Interview: Part 2

In Charlie Edwards, Interviews on April 19, 2011 at 8:00 am


In the second part of his exclusive interview with Political Promise, Iain Dale chats with Charlie Edwards about coalitions and campaigns, mouthpieces and Milibands… Read the rest of this entry »

Libyan Military Intervention? No Thank You.

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

As we continue our series on the crisis in Libya, John Clough says “leave Libya to the Libyans”. Read the rest of this entry »

Military Intervention in Libya: A Misguided Option

In Newswire on March 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

In his first post for Political Promise, Ust Oldfield suggests leaving the Middle East to sort itself out will be the best course of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Libya: We’re Learning the Wrong Lessons From Iraq

In Morgan Griffith-David on March 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

With the international community divided over how to react in Libya, the world risks losing its best hope of toppling Gaddafi, preventing a full-blown humanitarian emergency, and repairing its links with the Arab world. All because of Iraq, says Morgan Griffith-David. 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 »