Daily Archives: July 29, 2011

Normally, if I write something critical about a country, I brace myself for a flood of cross e-mails. I was certainly expecting something of the sort when I wrote a column on Greece last Tuesday, suggesting that the country suffers from a culture of corruption. In fact, one of my most cherished abusive e-mails came from Greece many years ago, when had I written something about Cyprus that had displeased a reader. It was addressed to “you British snake”. Read more

Norway, Gaddafi, and high speed trains in China

In this week’s podcast: Terror in Norway: a lone attack or a signal that the far right is rising? Libya – what next for Gaddafi? And, China’s ambitions for high speed rail are dealt a blow. Read more