Light the Blue Touch Paper

12 Nov

There are three alternative topics for today:

(1) Abu Qatada has won another ruling that he might be faced with evidence obtained by torture if he is returned to Jordan. The full judgement from the Special Immigration Appeals Commission is here. Comment from the BBC is here, calling it ‘a difficult decision’ – presumably because the Government will now be even more determined that prisoners will get the vote over its dead bodies – and from Carl Gardner here;

(2) Speaking of the BBC, the new Director-General quit after a torrid interview on the programme on which he’d allegedly neglected properly to manage ineptitude and suppression of stories. By now moving far beyond satire, the BBC website has created a Q&A list for the affair, and some difficulty is being experienced getting back in control of the news agenda …;

(3) Meanwhile, (Prof) Conor Gearty has some thoughts on blogging …;

I’ll go with the third – wouldn’t you ?

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