The meaning of 42
The answer to life, the universe and everything was 42 according to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. The same number, dubbed the ultimate answer by Douglas Adams has opened up the ultimate question among security services, the police and many Labour party supporters. Why the government is so eager to raise the already excessive 28 day detention without trial limit to 42 days appears to be a...
Obama administration and Palestinian statehood
The Obama administration seems prepared to take some big steps on the delicate issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the formation of a Palestinian state. The first peg planted in the ground is the visible break with the Bush administration, as it seems a stronger tone is set to be employed with Netanyahu’s government if he fails to engage with the US’s proposals. Joe Biden announced...