Protesters are occupying what is claimed to be the London home of Saif Gaddafi, son of the hated Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi. A group calling themselves “Topple the Tyrants” has unveiled a large banner emblazoned with “OUT OF LIBYA, OUT OF LONDON” on the roof of the £12m residence in leafy Hampstead Garden Suburb. Scrapbook […]

Though Blair, Giddens, Chavez et al have all come in for abuse for their perceived closeness to Colonel Gaddafi, Mehdi Hasan observed recently, we should not forget even the most saintly of Nobel laureates have been charmed by the enigmatic dictator. Embracing Gaddafi as he stepped off the plane with his harem of female bodyguards […]

While the Scrapbook team must profess ignorance of Arabic idioms, the full transcript of Gadaffi’s 70-minute address from a bombed-out shed last night seems to render some interesting quotes: “If they don’t follow Muammar Gaddafi who will they follow? Someone with a beard? Impossible.” “If I were a President, I’d throw my resignation in your […]

Delivering a bizarre address on Libyan state television from “under an umbrella”, it was clear to many observers that Muammar al-Gaddafi is a closet Rihanna fan. At time of writing he is addressing the nation again from what looks like a bombed out building, Scrapbook thought we’d give the beleaguered dictator a musical send off: Mubarak was more of […]