Tag Archive for Egypt

Egypt – Death Sentences

Lord Hylton

I understand that 1541 death sentences have been issued between July 3rd 2013 and May 31st 2015.  Of these, 570 have been confirmed with the approval of the Grand Mufti, and they are under appeal at the Court of Cassation.  This court, however, cannot consider the merits of cases but only matters of interpretation of…

Data does make a difference

Lord McConnell

As a Mathematician with a lifelong passion for numbers I have always liked statistics. I am wary of them, of course. ‘There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” may be an overused quotation, but it does contain a grain of truth. In the wrong hands, ‘facts’ are not always what they…


Lord Soley

Fantastic! I know it might go wrong as many revolutions have  but my guess is that it won’t. I think we are seeing a real ray of hope in the Middle East.  I have nothing but admiration for the perseverance, courage and skill of the demonstrators who have achieved so much. I wish I was…