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It’s been a few days since the results of council, Holyrood, Cardiff and Stormont elections, along with the all-important AV referendum, were revealed. The dust is settling, and it’s time to offer my take on the results.

The recent elections, despite appearances, were good for the progressive Left-wing parties in Britain. The Liberal Democrats suffered badly, and the people rejected AV, but the future may still be bright for us Spineless Liberals.

Let me explain….

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The chain of dominoes has brought down the regimes of Ben Ali in Tunisia and Mubarak in Egypt, may topple Gaddafi in Libya… and other presidents and monarchs are in peril. What has happened in these other countries? Welcome to the Spineless Liberal’s fact-file on the Arab Spring.

Divided up into four, including a brief description of the protests and possible outcomes – in this final section, we cover the majority of remaining countries of the Arabic world.

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British planes are in action over Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

He spoke after hosting a meeting of the government’s emergency management committee Cobra in Downing Street.

Earlier he said Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi had broken his own ceasefire and will now face the consequences of his actions.

Speaking after a summit of world leaders in Paris, Mr Cameron said “the time for action has come”.

After the Cobra meeting, he said: “British forces are in action over Libya. They are part of an international coalition to enforce the will of the United Nations.

“We have all seen the appalling brutality meted out by Col Gaddafi against his own people.”

He added that the action was “legal, necessary and right”.

Mr Cameron praised the British servicemen and women involved and said they were the “bravest of the brave”.

It was a “just cause” and in “Britain’s best interests”, he said.

via BBC News – Cameron says British forces are in action over Libya.

 

In case you’re relying on me as a source of news, it is confirmed – Britain has just entered a new conflict, the intervention in Libya. We will deploy planes in support of an international no-fly zone over the country

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