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As newspapers fill their columns with reviews of 2009 and expectations for 2010, there is usually some harmless pleasure to be had from looking back at last year’s predictions to see how accurate they were. My own modest offering, still available here, was the last piece I wrote for the Daily Telegraph.
I’ve recently obtained a statement from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claiming responsibility for the abortive terrorist attack on Delta airlines last week. I’m replicating the statement below for readers of this blog, interspersed with my own commentary.
Lord Justice Jackson’s report on legal costs today is a remarkable piece of work and his presentation at a press briefing – delivered without notes – left the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls open-mouthed with admiration. Anyone looking for a judge to succeed Lord Neuberger as head of the civil courts around 2014 need look no further.
How to explain the success of Italy’s de facto leader