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Just over a month into the year, and we are two dictators down. Who will be next for the chopping board?
For eighteen days, the Egyptian people have inspired us all. Finally, their revolution has won. Mubarak is gone, Suleiman is gone. Of course, this didn’t start in Egypt, but with Mohamed Bouazizi, in the Tunisian [...]
Hurrah for the Freedom Bill, published yesterday.
Nick Clegg wrote a dreadful article for the Daily Telegraph to mark the historic occasion. It was riddled with clichés, including ”hard won British liberties” and the misuse of decimate, and rendered hard to read by bad grammar. As George Orwell said, bad writing betrays muddled thinking.
For those of you who have difficulty [...]
We have a ComRes poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, part of which is shared with the Sunday Mirror. In addition to voting intention, we have asked our battery of economic tracker questions and another set on the Big Society.
Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
I have never heard of the [...]
It hardly counts, because it is the Daily Star, but it is good to see one corner of the British press maintaining the old traditions:
Jobless Blamed on Blair
(The online version has “Jobless Blamed on Tony Blair”, just in case anyone thought it was Lionel.)
Number 508 in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by the New Statesman, with a supplementary, number 508b:
Is the Haitian rapper the real reason behind Mubarak’s exit?
It follows swiftly on from number 507, asked by Samuel Coates, in the matter of a book review in the Financial Times:
Is the internet [...]
Michael Bisping has reacted furiously to a YouTube video posted by Jorge Rivera, the Manchester middleweight’s next opponent, branding the clip as “pathetic garbage”.
The Online House Hunter has found his perfect weekend retreat: an 11-bedroom former hunting lodge in Pitlochry.
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As I drove up the M1 towards Leicester last night, where I was due to give a speech about Palestine, I got a message saying that Hosni Mubarak would be addressing the Egyptian people at around 8pm. We all presumed that he would be leaving. In fact, he refused to step down, adding yet more fuel to the fire of the Egyptian revolution. You never can under-estimate the arrogance of an ailing dictator.
Forget the millions spent by the Premier League big boys Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City on improving their teams. It is little West Brom that have made the best signing this season.
Today they announced that Roy Hodgson has taken charge, on a contract until the end of next season. Whether they had the former Liverpool [...]
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