Thursday, August 03, 2006
He's not from Brighton
There was a darkly funny report on the BBC World Service about half an hour ago (13.50 GMT) when reporter Michael Buchanan had the tape running while he was visiting a Palestinian refugee camp (which has now become a Lebanese refugee camp as well) in Beirut. He encountered some deeply suspicious men who wanted to know if he was American, and one could then hear him tell the interpreter "No, Scottish, Scottish." Then everything was fine. This might have to be Gordon Brown's sales pitch as well, when he finally gets around to pulling UK foreign policy out of the Bush ditch (see Mr Power for description of said ditch).