Tuesday, July 29, 2014


For all their emotional intensity, I am unsettled by the reports from Gaza that seem to wallow in the misery of the people there.

It seems that Paul Mason (who is supposed to be an Economics Editor) and others are indulging in a sophisticated form of ambulance-chasing, using the material produced out of the misery of Gaza to produce award-winning reports designed to advance their own careers (sorry if this sounds cynical).

On a wider level, it occurs to me that without making any moral judgement in this conflict (both sides are right and both sides are wrong) the United Kingdom could offer to transport children under 16 from Gaza to the British sovereign territory in Cyprus for the temporary duration of the emergency.

It would be a form of kindertransport - surely the Israelis would allow that?

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