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23 DECEMBER

OFFICER IN KENYA’S COLONIAL POLICE COMPLAINS OF A CULTURE OF COVERING UP ABUSES AND TORTURE

[ 23 December 1954 ]

Duncan McPherson, Assistant Commissioner of Kenya’s colonial police, was a rare exception to the norm of complete British indifference to the suffering of ordinary Kenyans.

TONY BLAIR ACCEPTS HOLIDAY HOSPITALITY FROM DICTATOR MUBARAK

[ 23 December 2005 ]

Today in 2005, the British prime minister, Tony Blair, his wife Cherie and four children flew off to Egypt on, as his spin doctor Alistair Campbell politely put it, ‘another of his controversial holidays.’1

FOOTNOTE

  1. Alastair Campbell, From Blair to Brown: Alastair Campbell, Diaries: Volume 6, 2005-2007, Biteback Publishing, London, 2017, p. 185.

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