Archive for December 24, 2012

Don2“If I see another picture of Gwyneth Paltrow, I think I’ll put my head down the lavatory. Fake tans, Beckhams, Jamie Oliver. I can’t take any more of it. That’s why I’m going to Syria.”

veteran photojournalist, Don McCullin tells the Observer…

1. Have a happy Christmas – things can only get worse (Guardian)
From local government to health, spending plans show the deepest cuts are yet to come, writes Polly Toynbee. This is bad news for Labour.
2. A case remains for economic liberalism (Financial Times)
The philosophy’s basic tenets hold sound despite the financial crisis, argues Samuel Brittan.
3. The west can’t direct the Arab Spring, but we can support it(Independent)
You can't expect mature politics to be practised in countries like Egypt where political parties have been banned for 50 years, says Adrian Hamilton.
4. British secret agents need protection from lawyers (Daily Telegraph)
We have been too slow at giving our spies vital protection against predatory lawyers, says Fraser Nelson.
5. NHS privatisation fears? Grow up (Guardian)
Competition works, says Ian Birrell. This bizarre, nostalgic prejudice against profits only damages the health service.
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