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on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 10:46 AMApparently, quite a lot of those whove visited Damien Hirsts Verity in the Devon seaside town of Ilfracombe have had a bit of difficulty in making sense of the gigantic bronze, sword-wielding, scales-of-justice bearing, pregnant nude with her innards hanging out, though the brighter will work out that its supposed to be something to do [...]
Woolwich attack: if this is Simon Jenkins’s idea of a ‘mundane act of violence’, what would an extreme one look like?
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 10:21 AMYesterday the Ministry of Defence released a statement announcing that the soldier killed in Wednesdays attack in Woolwich was 25 year-old Drummer Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. It was an important moment. Lee Rigby was no longer the Unknown Soldier. Nor was he merely a discarded body laying in the middle of [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 09:18 AMThe Muslim response to Woolwich has been a quick and unstinting condemnation of the atrocity perpetrated by two Muslim youths. The Muslim Council of Britain, within hours of the attack, said: This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly. Our thoughts are with the victim and [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 05:45 AMReaders who write are one of the greatest strengths of The Daily Telegraph. You keep journalists in touch with what is happening in the real world, beyond the PRhype andhandouts. So I must begin my final blog in this space by thanking those of you who tipped me off about so many City scandals over [...]
on Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at 09:38 PMNowhere is the failure of the euro clearer than in Spain. A country which was running a budget surplus going into the crash has been reduced to penury and squalor by the determination of its own political class, and Europes, to maintain the monetary union at any cost. Who has gained? Bankers and Eurocrats. Who [...]
on Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at 08:38 PMIf I had slept through yesterday, woken up this morning, and gone online, I might have thought the EDL beheaded someone yesterday. There is a lot of displacement on Twitter and FB, as if its all too politically difficult and socially awkward to talk about the killers ideology, or the place of religion in that [...]
on Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at 05:22 PMThe following is from our new briefing email, available to anyone who wants it. Just go to this handy sign-up page to be added to our mailing list. The political day today United front David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all paid tribute to the victim of the Woolwich killing, now named as Drummer [...]
on Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at 03:51 PMMurder in Woolwich: was this gruesome beheading the work of serious jihadis or demented young men using Islam as an excuse for their psychotic fantasies? And will we see more incidents like this as religious extremism and an anti-Muslim backlash grows in our cities? This weeks Telegram offers expert commentary from Shashank Joshi, [...]
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