Compare and contrast, paying particular attention to the ways in which the authors express support of and opposition to the proposition.
Keith Richards, interviewed by Caitlin Moran in The Times (pay wall) (via Iain Martin):
What sort of education do we want to provide for our children and in what sort of environment? Those of us who work for the reform or phasing out of state-funded religious schools do so because we want every state school to be open to children of every background, no matter what their parents’ or their own beliefs – political, religious, or philosophical.
Here’s how you deal with inflation if you’re on the right. When your talking about public spending ignore the fact that it exists and pick a big scary misleading number to illustrate your point. And when talking about fiscal drag or granny’s savings, remember that inflation exists and complain about it.
With thanks to the usually superb John Cassidy, I humbly submit the above question to my esteemed colleague John Rentoul, for consideration for his outstanding series on Questions in Headlines to which the answer is No.
In last weekend’s column, I said that Nick Brown reacted badly when Ed Miliband told him that he wanted someone else as Labour chief whip. I said that Brown had appealed to Ed Balls to back him. I have now spoken to Brown, who says that this is not so.
Gerald Seib has written a typically well-informed piece on the surprising dispute between President Obama’s White House and the US Chamber of Commerce.
He has spoken at length to the Chamber’s Chief Executive, Thomas Donohue, and provides illuminating quotes in his colum from this morning’s WSJ.
The relationship between business and society is undergoing a huge shift, but the reasons for such a growing disconnection are exactly those issues which need to be addressed in order to reignite wealth creation, and ultimately economic recovery, but how can business get back on side with society?
“Everyone knows” that there are only two possible outcomes to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war. It will be (a) a whitewash or (b) a light tap on the wrist out of all proportion to the terrible crimes committed by Bush, Blair continued p94. No surprise, then, that anti-war people are preparing, once more, [...]
Several commentators (including James Forsyth and Nick Robinson) have pointed out that Nick Clegg, Vince Cable and Danny Alexander were the leading members of a tightly-knit group of politically-motivated men who sought unsuccessfully in 2008 to reverse the Liberal Democrat policy of support for a graduate tax and opposition to tuition fees.
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