OK, time to set out the runners and riders for the next week of watching …
Aaronovitch, I am convinced, has more for us on his theme of “our precious civil liberties and why we must get rid of them”. However, having given us “libertarian slogans won’t cut it” this week, it is now time to “reach out to the left”. Another week of authoritarianism lite would eat into his credibility too much. So my guess is that he will abandon the theme of the War On Some Kinds Of Terror and do us a column about famine in Niger.
Cohen is a racing certainty to mention the BA workers’ strike, but I would guess that it will be in the Standard column rather than the Observer. There’s also a funding crisis at the Royal Free Hospital at the moment, so if this is “reach out to the left” week he’ll be able to knock out a bit about the PFI.
The “Harry’s Place” forecast would be for something about Dr Sa’ad al-Faqih, but this would be too much like shitting where you eat as it the big story is about someone getting a comment published in the Guardian, so I would guess that it will either go unremarked, or they will have to fight a proxy war via someone else. Perhaps we need a column about the deported “preachers of hate”?
Time to put my money down; I think that preachers of hate is the topic and that the decent left spin is “if people are so concerned about deporting people to Syria to be tortured, why aren’t they asking why Syria is a torturing regime in the first place”. Messieurs, faites vos jeux in the comments below.