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Clegg and the Compost Accelerator, Eagle Eye

Clegg and the Compost Accelerator

Nick Cohen on scathing form on The Strange Death of Liberal England (Again) in the forthcoming Spectator (it is not online, but there is more via Alex Massie here):
The Liberals have no right to be surprised. Conservative-minded readers may think that the British liberal-left is good for nothing, but, trust me, we are world leaders [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 10:05 pm

Home Internationals tournament a car crash waiting to happen, Sport

Home Internationals tournament a car crash waiting to happen

1984: The title of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, featured in the lyrics of The Arctic Monkey’s hit I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor, and perhaps most significantly of all (for my mum anyway), the year that I was born. But from a topical point of view, it was the year that the Home International tournament was killed off.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 3:20 pm

The Game of Gaffe-Gotcha, Eagle Eye

The Game of Gaffe-Gotcha

The exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions were evenly balanced, if you like that kind of Punch and Judy thing.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 3:12 pm

Pakistan: The voices of reason must not be silenced by fear, The Foreign Desk

Pakistan: The voices of reason must not be silenced by fear

The news that Salman Taseer, the powerful governor of Pakistan’s most populous province, had been gunned down by his own security guard for standing up against the country’s draconian blasphemy laws, came as a bleak reminder of political fissures that divide the country.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 2:53 pm

Did Gordon Brown go on a spending splurge or not?, Eagle Eye

Did Gordon Brown go on a spending splurge or not?

48% of GDP? 40% of GDP? Oliver Kamm and John Ross can’t both be right. And it’s not a small difference, particularly in the context of a raging debate about Labour’s handling of the economy.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 1:20 pm

Rugby League: When does a player become too old?, Sport

Rugby League: When does a player become too old?

There was much to enjoy at the BARLA Lancashire Cup final last Friday, not least a familiar face proving that rugby league is not always a young man’s game.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 12:49 pm

What Messi, Xavi and Iniesta can teach the UK about charitable giving, Eagle Eye

What Messi, Xavi and Iniesta can teach the UK about charitable giving

I am an England fan of many years. This is an occupation that has caused me great grief, regret, and – above all – envy of those countries that always seem to make it further in major tournaments than we do. Sadly, being a football fan does not pay my bills, which is why in recent years I have been working at the Institute for Philanthropy, which aims, among other things, to increase the amount of charitable giving in the UK.

By | Eagle Eye, Sport | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 12:40 pm

Climate change awareness begins with us, Notebook

Climate change awareness begins with us

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored”, said the author Aldous Huxley. When it comes to our collective impact on the Earth’s natural environment, however, ignoring the facts seems to be quite the normal thing to do.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 10:51 am

iBet: Villareal’s fine form should continue, Sport

iBet: Villareal’s fine form should continue

The Copa Del Rey is the only chance these two teams have of domestic silverware and you can be sure both will field strong teams – a ‘must’ when you are betting.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 1:00 am

It is reasonable to question Lord Carlile’s judgement on control orders, Eagle Eye

It is reasonable to question Lord Carlile’s judgement on control orders

Carlile’s views should be taken seriously. And he has shown his independence of mind by his willingness to criticise the police’s over-use of stop and search. Yet I don’t think his analysis on control orders should be uncritically accepted.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 8:23 pm

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