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Number 484 of my Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Reza Aslan (cool name for Narnia fans) in The Atlantic, with a full-form supplementary question:
Is it possible that Iran’s blustering president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, long thought to be a leading force behind some of Iran’s most hard-line and repressive policies, [...]
“Instead of arguing honestly with their readers, conservatives dress up their desires as prophecies and pretend that they can see the future.”
An easy entry for me: it’s all been said.
The full interview: www.johannhari.com – Long, but well worth the read.
More from me later!
Lay under 1.5 goals at 6.4 to one with Betfair
I’m not a massive fan of betting on domestic cups, mainly because you don’t know what kind of team the big guns are going to put out. And I’ve been unable to glean any news in time for the ‘i’ deadlines. However, [...]
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 [...]
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.
The exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions were evenly balanced, if you like that kind of Punch and Judy thing.
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.
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.
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