After a seven-week break, MPs arrived back in Westminster this morning –a whole fortnight before the next recess. With the imminently-expected cabinet reshuffle, all eyes will be on the political big shots over the next week. But this isn’t the only thing on the Conservative Party agenda.
The online community has greeted Clint Eastwood’s
speech at the Republican National Convention with derision. A closer
look suggests that view may overlook its appeal to a Republican
audience, and Mitt Romney’s desire to give a fuller right-wing
identity to his campaign.
As far as the UK’s ethical banking sector is concerned the steady stream of headlines from the interest-rate fixing Libor scandal to the HSBC money laundering for drug barons has proved to be a marketing campaign from heaven.
This week a report has been released illustrating a new facet of potential harm from cannabis.
A report released this week by leading water scientists warns that there could be catastrophic global food shortages within the next forty years unless the world’s population switches to vegetarianism. Of course, the crucial word in that sentence is “could”.
Paralympics: Some are only watching to get the gory details of how athletes acquired their impairments
It finally happened about two seconds into the opening ceremony intro show. I’d been feeling iffy for a few days but Jon Snow finally made the inevitable happen: Abuse of the word “inspirational” triggered my gag reflex.
Sir Richard Branson has long been Britain’s favourite capitalist. Unlike the fat cat tycoons of left-wing caricatures, sat atop their shiny towers counting wads of cash, Branson is considered one of a new breed of entrepreneurs that emerged at the turn of the century
According to the wise voice of Brendan O Neill, there’s a reasonable and rational view that ignorance is, or should be, a central factor in deciding how we not just punish, but how we actually define, serious crimes.
Is Citizen Khan offensive? Yes, and not because of its treatment of religion but because it patronises its audience by flogging dead jokes and dumb stereotypes.
As a 1980s teenager, finally deemed old enough to be allowed to stay up late and watch TV with my parents, it was the moment I feared the most – THE SEX BIT. On the screen that is, not in the living room.
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