The Top 10 series in The Independent on Sunday’s colour supplement New Review started with the “Top 10 Worst Beatles Songs”. This Sunday’s “Top 10 Misquotations” has already gone to press. But I still need your help with the following weeks.
Most of you won’t know what I’m talking about, but those of us internet fogeys who use Google Reader have just had a reminder that Google is “ceasing to support” it from 1 July.
It used to be called a blog aggregator, and for a while before Twitter it was the main way in which I [...]
Number 940 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No was asked by Philip Hoare, in the Guardian, on the 80th anniversary of the monster’s invention last week.
Number 941 is on the front of today’s Guardian (pictured):
Was 1963 the start of modern life?
Thanks to Patrick Hennessy.
Number 942 was asked by the Daily Mail:
Maggie: The masterpiece. [...]
The democracy of blogs and Spotify mean that we can all be on Desert Island Discs.
No, I didn’t know what it meant either. David Davis explains it well in this transcript of his interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Sunday Politics. But it is the politics of fruitcake and David Cameron will, of course, have nothing to do with it. Politely.
AN: Joining me now from his Altrincham constituency, former [...]
To try to impress the new editor I have three articles in The Independent on Sunday today.
In the political column I suggest that the local election results on Thursday were not good enough to give Labour any confidence of winning a majority at the next general election.
This is partly on the grounds that the UKIP [...]
Andrew Adonis has been interviewed by The Times today (pay wall). Full of good stuff, as ever, including:
You deal with UKIP not by abusing its leaders but by tackling the causes of its protest vote: too few good jobs, a crisis of youth inactivity and a weak, remote government with no plans, which can’t get [...]
Mark Pack, the excellent Lib Dem blogger, pointed this out yesterday, but it took a while for me to make sense of the figures. He compared the BBC’s Projected National Share of the vote for this week’s local elections with last year’s local elections.*
_________ 2012 2013 Change
Conservative 31% 25% -6
The Daily Mail columnist feels that conservative thinkers are being stifled by a deadening left-wing consensus. I beg to differ…
It has slowly dawned on Americans that their system of government has a blocking minority in the Senate, in that a three-fifths majority is needed to overcome a filibuster (talking until time runs out and a bill falls). This has produced a lot of displacement commentary, in the form of criticisms of Barack Obama for [...]
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