This is great news. I’m very pleased to be in a position to remove the blog button from the sidebar. Amidst the rejoicing though, let’s not forget that many civilians and journalists have been brutally executed by groups similar to the one that took Johnston, and that five Britons remain hostage in Iraq.

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