Entries by Mehdi Hasan from 11/2012

Mehdi's Morning Memo: "Jumping Through Hoops"

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 2 November... 1) "JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS" From the Telegraph: "Tens of thousands of children have b...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: "Fast, Unpredictable And Hard To Control"

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 4 November 2012... 1) "FAST, UNPREDICTABLE AND HARD TO CONTROL" Scoop of the day goes to the Mail on S...

Mitt Romney Is Running for Dubya's Third Term

| Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

If Ohio falls to the Mittster, prepare for a rerun of the blood-spattered Bush years. It is a chilling prospect. My message to US anti-war liberals who say they can't bring themselves to reelect the "drone president" is this: Obama may not deserve your vote but the rest of the world does not deserve Romney and his gang.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: "This Is America, Not A Third-World Country"

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 5 November 2012... 1) "THIS IS AMERICA, NOT A THIRD-WORLD COUNTRY..." I've long argued that the US pre...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: D-Day For Barack And Mitt

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Is an Obama victory a threat to Judeo-Christian values? Who is David Cameron backing in the race for the White House? Which Tory MP is set to appear o...

Child Benefit For Two Kids Only?

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics
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Child benefit could only be paid for the first two children under radical reforms being considered at the Treasury. Senior sources confirmed that a...

US Election 2012: Ten Things That Won't Change No Matter Who Wins Tonight

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

This is the 'big-choice' election, say the politicians and the pundits: today, Americans have to decide between 'big government' Barack and 'free mark...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Four More Years

Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics
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** US ELECTION SPECIAL ** The top ten things you need to know on Wednesday 7 November 2012... 1) FOUR MORE YEARS The $2bn presidential election ...

US Election 2012: What Does Obama's Victory Mean For Cameron, Minorities And TV Debates?

Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Politics

Here are five things worth considering about the US presidential election result: Is Obama's victory good for David Cameron or Ed Miliband? Is there a...

AP poll: U.S. majority have prejudice against blacks

Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Politics
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Pres...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Regulate The Press, Say Top Tories

Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

The top ten things you need to know on Friday 9th November... 1) REGULATE THE PRESS, SAY TOP TORIES Phew. That's a relief. Just when Michael Gov...

Guardian: Ahead Of Leveson Inquiry Report, Leading Tories Push For State Role In Press Regulation

Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

An influential group of mainstream Tories, including four former cabinet ministers, have opened the door to a limited form of statutory press regulati...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Gone In 55 Days

Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 11th November... 1) GONE IN 55 DAYS Poor ol' George Entwistle's decision to quit as director-general o...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Reward For Failure?

Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 12 November... 1) A REWARD FOR FAILURE? Is the BBC its own worst enemy? The corporation didn't need t...

Daily Mail: The 40-year Grudge Match Between Lords Patten And McAlpine

Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics

Chris Patten has admitted he knew about the Newsnight paedophile investigation but did not think it right to warn George Entwistle, the then director-...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Abu's Out

Posted 11.13.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 13 November... 1) ABU'S OUT "Laughing in our faces," screams the headline on the front of the Mirro...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: By-Election Blues

Posted 11.13.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 14th November... 1) BY-ELECTION BLUES The Tory candidate in Thursday's Corby by-election, Christine...

We Must Defend the BBC From Murdoch and Death by a Thousand Tory Cuts

| Posted 11.14.2012 | UK Politics

If we want to preserve quality public-service broadcasting in Britain, we must defend the Beeb.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Gaza

| Posted 11.15.2012 | UK Politics

Gaza has been under siege since January 2006, after its residents dared to elect a Hamas goverment. The subsequent economic blockade imposed upon the Strip by the Israeli government at one stage prevented the residents of Gaza from importing, among other things, coriander, ginger, nutmeg and, even, newspapers.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Not-So-Super-Thursday

Posted 11.15.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 16th November... 1) NOT-SO-SUPER-THURSDAY Voters across the country went to the polls yesterday to e...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Back To The Middle Ages'

Posted 11.18.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 18th November... 1) 'BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES' Israel's bombardment of Gaza continues into its fifth da...

Dieci cose da sapere su Gaza

| Posted 11.19.2012 | Italy

Perché ci odiano, chiedono i civili israeliani? Be', Gaza è sotto assedio dal gennaio 2006. Mentre i militanti palestinesi sparano razzi su Israele da Gaza, e le forze di difesa israeliane (IDF) bombardano la Striscia "in rappresaglia", ecco dieci cose che è il caso di sapere su Gaza.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron's Cheap Energy Bills

Posted 11.20.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 20th November 2012... 1) CAMERON'S CHEAP ENERGY BILLS Remember when David Cameron threw everyone off ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Stained Glass Ceiling

Posted 11.20.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 21 November 2012... 1) STAINED GLASS CEILING Unsurprisingly, the words "church" and "crisis" appear...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Lock and Load

Posted 11.21.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 22nd November... 1) LOCK AND LOAD It's time for battle. David Cameron sets off for Brussels today, t...