Big news in the UK. Gordon Brown skipped the EU/Africa summit in Portugal this weekend to protest Mugabe’s attendance, but African leaders lined up behind him and the EU caved and invited him anyway. Enter the archbishop of York, John Sentamu, to raise the moral stakes and see if he can’t put a little steel into the European spine.

According to a CoE spokesman asked about the significance of the gesture, “What he did is a very big deal.”