Editor's note

In her column "A good year for the F-word" (15 January 2007), Kira Cochrane suggested that the writer Nirpal Dhaliwal had appeared on Newsnight Review last year wearing an "ill-advised white satin bomber jacket". This was, in fact, a case of mistaken identity. We apologise for this error, and we are happy to make clear that Dhaliwal has never appeared on Newsnight Review, nor ever owned such a garment.

This article first appeared in the 19 February 2007 issue of the New Statesman, Iran - Ready to attack