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"If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous,' had a friend who was 'different' or joined an organization that advocated 'change,' we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy's]. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."

—Edward R (oscoe) Murrow (1908-65) American news anchor, broadcast journalist

 

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Lamont quits after role 'questioned'  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:40:31 GMT
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland. 
Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 GMT
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont. 
Police in central Edinburgh incident  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:53:58 GMT
Police attend an incident in the centre of Edinburgh, amid reports that an armed man is on a roof. 
IT issues cause Heathrow disruption  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:21:39 GMT
An IT problem at Heathrow airport causes baggage handling problems, with some passengers reporting "huge delays". 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
24 hours of news images: 23 October 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps" 
In pictures: Feline focus  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:39 GMT
An online exhibition of cats 
In pictures: Ottawa shootings  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:13 GMT
Images from outside the Canadian parliament 
In pictures: India celebrates Diwali  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival 
Day in pictures: 21 October  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 October 
What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites 
In pictures: Derry in 1969  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron 
The hardship posting to end all hardship postings  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT
The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom 
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? 
Picasso Museum sees grand reopening  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:56 GMT
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation