Here's a bit of good news on the international front. Nicholas Cecil reports in the London Evening Standard:
Britain opposes the death penalty for Colonel Gaddafi, but his fate should be a matter for the Libyan people, Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell said today.
As the net closes on the dictator, the International Criminal Court is seeking to have him dragged to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity.
But rebel leaders want to put the 69-year-old tyrant on trial in Libya first - where he could face execution if found guilty of atrocities in which thousands of his citizens were killed.Right.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Mr Mitchell, the International Development Secretary, laid out Britain's position on whether Colonel Gaddafi should be executed.
"People will have different views on the issue of the death penalty but it's a matter for the Libyan people and their new government, the National Transitional Council," he said.