Month: September 2012

British support for the Saudi intervention in Bahrain

An edited extract from Secret Affairs by Mark Curtis Saudi Arabia and the utility of intervention Whitehall’s long-standing special relationship with the theocratic rulers in Riyadh has been enhanced by the new coalition government at a time when evidence continues to emerge on the extent of Saudi funding of terrorism and when the Saudis have taken drastic measures to clamp […]

Let’s put the wild back into our wilderness

There would be nothing like a few bears and wolves in the Highlands to keep us on our toes by Kevin McKenna Eight months into the 10-year rendition of Tian Tian and Yang Guang and already we are discovering exquisite new ways of torturing them. Last week, it was Tian Tian’s ninth birthday and so the beast-masters at Edinburgh Zoo […]