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Fraser Nelson is falling back on the old tactic of urging the bond vigilantes to strike. He – and plenty of others on the right – did it when they wanted to be proved right about Labour’s supposedly ruinous borrowing in 2009/10. And now he’s doing it because he wants to be proved right about Mervyn King’s supposedly excessive relaxation over inflation
This week’s award for Best Use of an Eye-Catching Headline in a Press Release goes to the New York area’s oldest plastic surgery practice. Congratulations to the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. By linking Wall Street, the economy and boobs, the company’s release guarantees to appeal to a cross-section of bloggers, from finance, through health, [...]
Before we turn our attention to a labour dispute between the NFL owners and players that threatens the 2011 season due to a work stoppage and before Aaron Rodgers and the Packers return the Lombardi Trophy to Titletown, USA, take a look at some of these interesting facts and stats from Super Bowl 45:
The third chapter to Rab Fulton’s novel ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’, a ghostly murder mystery set in the distant future. Inspired by Sophocles – with a nod to Erle Stanley Gardner and Douglas Adams – it is a tale of treachery and blood…We’ll be posting two chapters of his new novel on the Independent every week
Last week, ten youths attacked a member of our staff who was on his way home after delivering workshops for the National Youth Theatre’s social inclusion programme. It was a cruel twist of fate that after working with a young demographic that are at risk of offending, he became the innocent victim of youths carrying out a senseless act of violence, in what appeared to be a gang initiation ritual. He survived to tell the tale, and the ten youths were so well disguised they would escape any recourse and no doubt offend again.
Yesterday I took the opportunity to get up the mast and cut the trinquette away. It was pretty badly damaged, about two metres of seaming had come undone. There was no way I could have continued with it as it was, so I spent all day yesterday up in the forepeak stitching and taping the sail. Luckily I have enough sail repair tools onboard.
The nature of what David Cameron was arguing in his speech in Munich is problematic. He claims some young Muslim men ‘find it hard to identify with Britain… because we have allowed the weakening of our collective identity’. The doctrine of ‘state of multiculturalism’ is blamed for encouraging culturally different people to live ‘apart from one another and apart from the mainstream’. It is also said to have prevented a vision of society to which these young men can feel attached. Part of the cure is thus said to be ‘a clear sense of national identity that is open to everyone’.
The British Beer Video Blog is a series of online films being produced by award winning brewer Peter Amor in association with Ian Hudson films.
KEY to many house moves is, of course, the price you will pay for your new home – and how much you will achieve for your current one.
Type ‘UK house prices’ into Google and a number of commercial websites come flooding on to your screen. However, most are powered from the same source: the independent [...]
The irreplaceable Simon Carr is away, so The Independent has had to find some mug to replace him and I was hustled, mock-reluctantly, to his empty chair. I missed a trick in my “sketch” (what an inadequate word that is to describe what Carr does) of David Cameron’s sly triumphalism over Megrahi in the Commons [...]
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