Arab governments pressure David Cameron to crack down on Islamists while he sits on controversial Muslim Brotherhood report
Don't hold your breath if you are waiting to read the British government's controversial review of theMuslim Brotherhood. It could be months yet before this sees the light of day — a reflection of difficulties over how to handle an extremely sensitive topic as well as wider confusion about the role of politicalIslamafter the disappointments of the Arab spring.
Downing Street is still refusing to say when or how it will release the review, which was ordered by David Cameron in April amidst accusations that he had bowed to pressure from the UAE, Saudi Arabia andEgypt—all viscerally hostile to Islamists as well as heavyweight allies and trading partners for the UK. But the word in Whitehall is that it is still not imminent. And if it has not appeared by March it may then be too close for constitutional comfort to May's general election - which means it might never surface at all.