Entries by John Wight from 07/2012

This Is Class War

| Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

It was Bertolt Brecht who reminded us that it's a far greater crime to own a bank than to rob one.

Andy Murray's Cry Fest and Why I Won't be Watching the Olympics

| Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Sport

What is it about sport that produces such emotional scenes as Andy Murray's cry fest on the Centre Court at Wimbledon after losing the men's singles final to Roger Federer just past?

Echoes of Sykes Picot as Syrian Conflict Deepens

| Posted 07.19.2012 | UK

As the Syrian conflict moves up a gear in intensity with the assassination of key members of the regime in a bomb attack in Damascus, it would be a mistake to consider events in Syria in isolation from the rest of the region.

If Economics Was an Olympic Sport the Chancellor Would Be Asked to Hand the Vest Back

| Posted 07.26.2012 | UK Politics

If economics were an Olympic sport, George Osborne would be asked to hand his team vest back after a performance that sits somewhere between woeful and utterly incompetent.

The Spectacle of the Opening Ceremony Gives Way to an Ugly Truth at the Olympics

| Posted 07.29.2012 | UK Sport

The epic spectacle of the Olympic Games opening ceremony, courtesy of director Danny Boyle, with its dramatised depiction of Britain's social history taking centre stage at the expense of the pomp and pageantry which usually features when the nation celebrates its past, met with approbation not just in Britain but around the world.