Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Gideon Rachman

The idea that Colonel Gaddafi might go into “internal exile” in Libya sounds bizarre and unworkable. But I’m afraid it really is doing the rounds. And I gather it has actually been offered to Gaddafi as an option, by intermediaries, although so far he shows little sign of biting. 

Gideon Rachman

Normally, it is the height of laziness for journalists to start quoting taxi-drivers. But I feel it is excusable, here in Athens. The latest manifestation of the Greek economic and social crisis is the taxi-drivers strike that has taken place here today – and which has ensured that I have had to acquaint myself with the excellent, EU-funded, Athens metro system. 

Gideon sent this picture from Athens, where there is a taxi strike and the city centre is blocked off.