I thought that Mike Smithson at Political Betting had asked number 432 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No when I saw his post this morning.
Glad to have it confirmed by Tom Harris himself (right), in a post-final post on his blog:
What’s provoked me to make this last and final post [...]
Flying from India to attend the Battle of Ideas festival last month, I spoke on the panel of a lively debate entitled “Alternative medicine: the pros and cons”, where I outlined the reasons why I oppose alternative and complementary medicine.
I’m not surprised that the president of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams wants to give up his seat in the Northern Ireland assembly and enter politics in the south. Sinn Fein have good at sniffing out opportunity, and the Republic’s economic mess is just such a chance. The Sinners can see that economic hardship and social unrest gives them, after all a socialist revolutionary movement, a new appeal. Ireland’s danger, in this case, is Sinn Fein’s opportunity.
Gavin Kelly and James Plunkett: It’s rising prices as much as spending cuts that will give the Coalition a political headache
On Wednesday, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King forecast that inflation would remain above its 2% target until at least the end of 2011. Yesterday saw British Gas announce a 7% price hike. It all bodes ill for the Coalition. For now, each day still starts to headlines screaming about cuts. But come 2015, it’s unlikely that cuts will be the defining issue of the election. Instead, the framing will be closer to that of the 1980 Presidential campaign: “ask yourself: are you better off now than you were four years ago?”, as Ronald Reagan put it to the American people.
Number 431 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by James Murray at Business Green.
Thanks to (another) James.
The figures for newspaper readership voting trends don’t suggest to me the continuing political clout of the bully boys of the right-wing press. In fact, they suggest the very opposite.
At a recent architectural debate in south London, the Strata Tower, the landmark building in Elephant & Castle was lambasted for its ugliness.
Alan Johnson, the shadow chancellor, is certainly ruthless enough to have been prime minister. I detected an assertion of his authority while his leader was on paternity leave in his speech at the RSA on Thursday, about which I wrote in The Independent on Sunday today.
I also mentioned his more explicit rebuff to Ed Miliband in an interview [...]
Blair Supporter detects BBC bias in its coverage of the Remembrance service at the Cenotaph today. Although this photograph is by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. (Blair is directly behind Nick Clegg.)
Meanwhile, in other Rewriting History News, Philippe Sands, the anti-war lawyer, has laid down another layer of pre-emptive whitewash in case the Iraq Inquiry comes to [...]
They are coming so fast that it is hard to keep count. I think this is number 430 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by The Sunday Times. It’s behind the pay wall, so if you are not a subscriber thank your lucky stars.
Thanks to Tom Harris.
Number 429 was [...]
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