Just spent a lot of time yesterday and today trying and eventually succeeding in getting rid of a fake antivirus infection on a PC running Windows XP. In case the following is useful to anyone in a similar situation, this is how I did it.
Number 330 in the series, asked by Michael Crick and, indirectly, by Rob Wilson, the Conservative MP and author of the 330th book about the making of the Coalition (it has been around for six months now so it takes an upper case C).
Number 438 in the series is asked by Mineral Products Today (page 5), along with number 439 on page 14:
Are archaeologists killing the goose?
(We all know it was Harriet Harman who killed the goose. Definitely no archaeologists killing no geese in this picture.)
Thanks to Alex.
Further to my comment about the views on economics of my fellow American football fan, Ed Miliband, a friend who has read The Blind Side by Michael Lewis, the book cited by the Leader of the Opposition, writes:
Even people who aren’t interested in sport (I’m not) should read it, because Michael Lewis is a brilliant and insightful journalist.
In the debate about education, religion is seen as essentially reactionary with the aim of indoctrinating children and young people into a set of unreasoned if not irrational beliefs.
When Harriet Harman recently described Danny Alexander as a “ginger rodent”, she was quickly advised to apologise. Her bungled attempt to jibe the chief treasury secretary was derided by her political opponents as an insult to Scotland’s ginger-haired population.
A correspondent writes:
“I note in today’s Guardian that Ed Miliband uses an NFL analogy. Perhaps you and he could bond over that shared interest. I certainly think some form of rapprochement would benefit both of you.”
The Germans joke about going on holiday to an exotic-sounding “Balkonia” … which turns out to be your own balcony. In Italy, newspapers report “vacanza talpa” or “moling” holidays. These involve hiding away at home but moving the car, shutting the curtains and claiming you were actually off somewhere nice.
There is no reason for us to believe that a Conservative Government would have been any less reliant on those bubble revenues. George Osborne was still committed to backing Brown’s spending plans until autumn 2008.
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