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Bert van Marwijk could be forgiven for having a sly look at the newspapers this morning after Holland’s appearance in the 1974 World Cup final was so undermined by scurrilous reporting.
On the eve of the Dutch’s game with West Germany the host’s best selling rag Bild-Zeitung ran the story Cruyff, Sekt, nackte Mädchen und ein [...]
Interesting words from the Prime Minister in his interview with the Daily Mail today:
‘While I don’t support the alternative vote, and I can’t get that excited about the whole issue of electoral reform, this is incredibly important for the Lib Dems,’ he said.
‘They have wanted a referendum or some chance of a referendum for 60, 70 [...]
David Miliband’s Keir Hardie Memorial Lecture delivered today may not have been, as Jon Cruddas described it, “the most important speech by a Labour politician for many years”, but it was very good. And Cruddas’s praise, from a significant figure on the left of the party who has not formally endorsed David Miliband yet, is [...]
Indian rightly receives a large amount of credit for being a democracy in a part of the world where democratic governments have often struggled. For all but 20 or so months during the Emergency installed by Indira Gandhi, the country has, since independence, been run largely – if imperfectly – according to democratic traditions. One [...]
The Daily Mail’s Green Ink Correspondent today is Andrew Malone, who writes up an interview with Mai Pederson (right), the source of the newspaper’s recent series of David Kelly conspiracy theory stories, under the headline, “Why I’m certain my friend Dr Kelly was murdered.”
That is, needless to say, not what she actually says. In the [...]
One point made by Peter Mandelson in his video interview with James Harding, the editor of The Times (pay wall), seems to have been missed by the newspaper in its report today. Mandelson says:
Where I think we made a mistake in government was in allowing ourselves to be characterised as indifferent to the deficit or in [...]
I am standing in for Guy Keleny in the pedant’s column, Errors & Omissions, in this morning’s Independent. Prompted by a reader, Hugh Hollinghurst, I have a go at the old Rubicon business. I suppose many people think it’s a brand of fruit juice these days and wonder why anyone should cross it.
Regular readers of [...]
Peter Mandelson, in one of today’s Times interviews (he has done one with Ginny Dougary for the newspaper and another with James Harding, the editor, for the website), says of David Cameron (pay wall): “I think he’s actually rather a good politician.” He goes on to say that he is “excessively political”:
He has values but [...]
Things just got tasty at the Tour where, after our own Mark Cavendish’s second straight stage win yesterday, Spanish rider Carlos Barredo and Portuguese man o’ war, Rui Alberto Costa, swapped sports for a punch-up. Ding ding!
Who cares what it was about because it’s pretty funny, in a juvenile, playground FIIIGHT! kind of way. Anyway, [...]
Don’t right off Saturday’s action in Port Elizabeth as a pointless exercise, with pressure off and bags of youthful talent on display I reckon we’re in for a cracker.
The bronze medal match? Not at all, the day’s real action is taking place at Victoria Park Primary School, 5kms away from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. [...]
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