Parisians and tourists stood in shock on 15 April 2019 as flames billowed out the iconic Notre Dame cathedral. Building on it started in 1163, meaning the cathedral has overlooked Paris for over 850 years, surviving kings, emperors, the French revolution, two World Wars and Nazi occupation. Twelve million tourists pass through its doors each year, coming to see the incredible French-Gothic architecture as well as holy relics and religious artwork. The fire destroyed the spire and two-thirds of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to restore the Lady of Paris.
So take that Riyadh: we're going to continue having a close dialogue with you. Messrs Cameron and Ellwood have only spoken on Badawi's plight when asked. There have been no big ministerial statements, no press releases, no primetime media interviews, and no carpeting for the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the UK, Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Once again, it seems that ministers are content to wear the Saudi muzzle... As the UK government knows full well (not least because Amnesty International regularly tells it so), Saudi Arabia's human rights record is a roll-call of shame.
Brand has not all the answers, nor does he claim to, but he has heart, sense, influence, and energy. Brand has re-Branded himself, and now he is re-Branding politics and activism, then selling it to young people so they will understand better that their society and its future is in their hands
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By the time I got home somebody on Facebook was expressing concern about the fact that Ding Dong the Witch is Dead had entered the i-Tunes chart. Lyricist Yip Harburg would be delighted. He was a staunch socialist targeted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee. He wouldn't have liked Thatcher any.
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