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What did the Chinese do during the Great War?, Eagle Eye

What did the Chinese do during the Great War?

An alliance of Chinese British political and social organisations have launched a campaign to raise public awareness of the efforts of the Chinese in the First World War.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 5:40 pm

There are no words – because I’ve banned them, Eagle Eye

There are no words – because I’ve banned them

If news continued to break while I was away, so too did crimes against the English language, which also demand my attention in my capacity as keeper of the Banned List. No, I do not “curate” it – one of my colleagues, on reading that someone had “curated a picnic” wanted to know if the word [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 at 1:53 pm

Britain’s trade headache could be about to get worse, Chunomics

Britain’s trade headache could be about to get worse

Net trade could easily slip from making zero contribution to growth to being an outright drag over the coming years.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Friday, 8 August 2014 at 1:51 pm

The Battle of Hastings, part two, Eagle Eye

The Battle of Hastings, part two

Zionism is founded not, as its critics claim, on the embrace of victimhood, but its rejection. Hounded from country to country, expropriated, beaten, humiliated and killed in their thousands and millions, the Jewish people finally said, in as many words, “OK, we get it. You don’t want us, and you won’t protect us. In that case, we’ll simply have to do it ourselves”.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 8 August 2014 at 9:01 am

The Battle of Hastings, Eagle Eye

The Battle of Hastings

To Max Hastings and others who would be critical allies of the Jewish state, I say this: the Jews are not an example, or a lesson, or a tragedy. They do not exist for your moral edification, nor to uphold an abstract thing called “civilisation” on your behalf. They are, in fact, human beings, with all that implies.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 7 August 2014 at 9:12 pm

What’s really happening to rents?, Chunomics

What’s really happening to rents?

Rents have been rising in real terms according to HomeLet, even though the Office for National Statistics says they are becoming more affordable. Why the divergence?

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 7:55 pm

The Battle of Hastings

Guest post by Tom Doran
People like me know the script when it comes to defending Israel against its outright haters, the people currently attacking synagogues all over Europe in the name of Palestine. They are unhinged, implacable, terrifying… But for this very reason, a known quantity. We’ve been here before, again and again. We have [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 10:45 am

A crunch is coming for higher education funding, Eagle Eye

A crunch is coming for higher education funding

Whoever wins the next election will face a very difficult situation

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 28 July 2014 at 1:08 pm

Ed Miliband’s unwise speech, Eagle Eye

Ed Miliband’s unwise speech

Esteemed colleague Andrew Grice said: “Rarely in 30 years of reporting national politics have I seen such a candid, self-aware and self-deprecating speech.” Fellow Blairite zombie Daniel Hodges, on the other hand, thought it was “one of most breathtakingly cynical and hypocritical speeches I’ve ever seen delivered by a major British politician”.
I observe merely that [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 July 2014 at 11:34 am

Paul Fisher: the full transcript, Chunomics

Paul Fisher: the full transcript

I’ve interviewed Paul Fisher, who this month attended his final Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting. He is now deputy head of the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority.

Here’s the full transcript below for those who are interested in monetary policy and financial regulation.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 at 12:01 am

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