Friday, 28 December 2007


Anybody who had any doubt about the ramifications of the Benazir Bhutto murder need look no further than today’s Times. The first 12 pages are devoted to the murder and its aftermath.

With the fear of civil war, there are also concerns that India may take the opportunity to make territorial gains in disputed areas. Either scenario is not good both for the country internally and for the region as a whole.

Whilst the coverage in the paper makes chilling reading, what is more disturbing is the shear lack of any substantive comments from David Miliband. As the governments Foreign Secretary, he is conspicuous by his absence!

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