Foreign Secretary William Hague visited Egypt last week where he met the Egypt’s newly elected Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and then went to Baghdad where he met the Iraqi leaders. During the same week, there was human-rights abuse in both countries, especially against Christians, ethnic minorities, women and iun case of Iraq, there was a BBC film showing appalling treatment of homosexuals that boiled down to liquidation. There is no evidence that Secretary Hague raised any of those grave concerns with his Egyptians or Iraqi hosts.
The mad wave of protests targeting not just American embassies and business, but also western diplomatic missions, is getting nastier by the day, while elected Islamists leaders in Cairo openly ask western democracies to change the law to criminalise expressions they see as critical of their interpretation of Islam.
As American embassies in North Africa, The Middle East and some Muslim countries come under attacks by what seems to various protests by angry mobs unfortunately some fellow hacks take a superficial view saying Muslims were incensed by a film insulting the founder of Islam prophet Mohammed. By doing so they ignore basic facts about the motives of those orchestrating the protest and the timing of it.
Shock after meeting my financial adviser…I have to work until I drop dead, no chance for retirement or even slowing down; thanks to George Osborne and Danny Alexander. While I should be winding down my activities, due to health reasons and age Unlike most people in my age and younger, employed in public sector or in the civil service have the option for early retirement on a comfortable pension, I have no option but to carry on working as self-employed, author, commentator, writer and journalist with no retirement option.