On the web: Tweets From Tahrir Live

A stream of updates from people at the forefront of the Egyptian revolution.

Today a new website has been launched that, in real time, relays key information from the front line of the Egyptian revolution. Tweetsfromtahrirlive.com groups together a selction of high-quality tweeters who have participated in the Egyptian uprising. The website notes that its stream of activists is not comprehensive, but it's nonetheless a vital source of knowledge of developments on the ground.

The site was created in response to the brutal attacks made on protestors in Tahrir Square, and seeks to draw attention to their plight, as well as to amplify their calls for a society free from repression. It is a collaboration between Sonnet Media and OR Books, who first used Twitter to document history in book form with Tweets from Tahrir, which has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The book comprises Twitter posts from Egyptians who helped bring about the downfall of Hosni Mubarak's over just 18 days at the beginning of this year. The book's editors are Alex Nunns and Nadia Idle, an Egyptian who was in Tahrir Square when Mubarak fell.

OR Books co-publisher Colin Robinson commented:

Tweets from Tahrir was the first book of its kind, capturing fleeting tweets and pinning them permanently to the printed page. This is the reverse - it's the same contributors who appeared in the book, but here they are live ... It's vital to the protestors who stood up so bravely in January and February, and are now having to do it all over again, that the world sees what's going on. This is our small contribution to helping with that.

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PMQs review: Theresa May shows again that Brexit means hard Brexit

The Prime Minister's promise of "an end to free movement" is incompatible with single market membership. 

Theresa May, it is commonly said, has told us nothing about Brexit. At today's PMQs, Jeremy Corbyn ran with this line, demanding that May offer "some clarity". In response, as she has before, May stated what has become her defining aim: "an end to free movement". This vow makes a "hard Brexit" (or "chaotic Brexit" as Corbyn called it) all but inevitable. The EU regards the "four freedoms" (goods, capital, services and people) as indivisible and will not grant the UK an exemption. The risk of empowering eurosceptics elsewhere is too great. Only at the cost of leaving the single market will the UK regain control of immigration.

May sought to open up a dividing line by declaring that "the Labour Party wants to continue with free movement" (it has refused to rule out its continuation). "I want to deliver on the will of the British people, he is trying to frustrate the British people," she said. The problem is determining what the people's will is. Though polls show voters want control of free movement, they also show they want to maintain single market membership. It is not only Boris Johnson who is pro-having cake and pro-eating it. 

Corbyn later revealed that he had been "consulting the great philosophers" as to the meaning of Brexit (a possible explanation for the non-mention of Heathrow, Zac Goldsmith's resignation and May's Goldman Sachs speech). "All I can come up with is Baldrick, who says our cunning plan is to have no plan," he quipped. Without missing a beat, May replied: "I'm interested that [he] chose Baldrick, of course the actor playing Baldrick was a member of the Labour Party, as I recall." (Tony Robinson, a Corbyn critic ("crap leader"), later tweeted that he still is one). "We're going to deliver the best possible deal in goods and services and we're going to deliver an end to free movement," May continued. The problem for her is that the latter aim means that the "best possible deal" may be a long way from the best. 

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.