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Thursday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

24 September 2009 11:13

  • Gordon Brown preparing to announce cut-backs in the UK's nuclear-missile submarine fleet?
  • A British Tory MP reflects on the perpetual dilemma of 'dirty hands' in foreign policy. Thanks to Hans for the link.
  • Participants in China's National Day Parade given official instructions on how to, umm, hold it in.
  • The 'Yeltsin, drunk in his underwear on Pennsylvania Avenue' story I linked to recently is disputed by Yeltsin's security chief.
  • British Airways profiles unlikely business gurus. First up, Darth Vader.
  • 'Now, you kids shake hands and behave yourselves!' The inevitable photo op when a US president brings Israeli and Palestinian leaders together always reeks of condescension.