The people demand plain language

Morsi fails to defuse anger over decree - FT.com

From Heba Saleh's FT report on the confusion about whether Morsi and judges are still at loggerheads about his decree:

“I do not know what ‘acts of sovereignty’ are,” said Khaled al-Sayed, a member of the Popular Socialist Alliance party. “They [the government] should use plain language. We want [Mr Morsi] to withdraw his decree and we are going out tomorrow to demonstrate.”

Amusing that this "acts of sovereignty" business has everyone flummoxed (despite Nathan Brown's best attempt to explain). Someone better start speaking more clearly soon or it might get a lot less amusing.

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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.