The Catch-Up Catches Up
We have not had an update on Blair rage among luvviedom recently, but Lee Tamahori (right) provided a prize exhibit in The Independent on Sunday 7 August. He has made a film about the monstrousness of Uday, son of Saddam Hussein. But does he want this to be misunderstood as suggesting an ounce of justification for the invasion of Iraq? Hollywood, no. Blair lied. Tamahori was just doing fiction as entertainment. Early contender for non sequitur of the month.
Daily Mail reported that George Osborne was considering cutting the top rate of income tax to 45p because it would bring in 70 per cent of the 50p rate’s yield, 5 August. Believe it when we see it.
Norman Geras on the factoid about how many of the Murdoch titles worldwide supported the invasion of Iraq, 4 August.
Terrific blog on a television programme, partly about himself, that he wished he had seen but hadn’t, by Alastair Campbell, 4 August.
Ofcom Communications Market Report (pdf), 4 August. Just when I was expecting them to fall, total voice calls went up by 1.3 per cent in 2010 to 254 billion minutes, with landlines still just ahead of mobiles. (Fig 5.35, p281.)
Chris Christie, the kind of Republican who should run for president. Marbury, 4 August.
Most people recognise roughly the politicians you would expect them to. Anthony Wells, 3 August: 86 per cent identify William Hague and 21 per cent identify Yvette Cooper.
Norman Geras on bad arguments against the death penalty, 1 August.
Right. You are up to date. Now, is anything else going on?
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