It is an old device, but a good one, and Francis Beckett seems to have put together a fine collection of essays for a book on a variation of the theme, The Prime Ministers Who Never Were, to be published next month:
Austen Chamberlain Stephen Bates
J. R. Clynes Phil Woolas
Lord Halifax Hugh Purcell
Oswald Mosley [...]
The precise nature of the challenge in the World Club Challenge is getting your side to peak so early in the domestic season.
Having seen Wigan at Bradford last Sunday, I don’t really have many doubts in my mind that they are going to beat St George-Illawarra. They were firing on very nearly all cylinders at [...]
I have always believed in smart suits, ties etc on duty for matches etc. Now sports scientists at the University of Portsmouth studied the effect that coaches’ appearances had on a players impression of their competence.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani has problems with both of his eyes, one of his kidneys has been removed and the other has been reduced a quarter by a surgeon’s knife. His gall bladder has also been taken out. A pacemaker on his heart was replaced a couple of years ago. He is 81 years [...]
In autumn 2000, during Britain’s wettest September to November period since records began, widespread flooding caused significant damage to large parts of England and Wales.
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At what point does a dictator lose all touch with reality; is it after twenty years? Thirty years? For Muammer Gaddafi, it seems that even forty-two years in power have not been enough.
It seems that Gaddafi, just like the Libyan demonstrators, has passed the point of no return. The farewell speeches of Mubarak and Ben [...]
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