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Looking bad on interest rates, Chunomics

Looking bad on interest rates

At their very impressive economic briefing this morning analysts from the Institute for fiscal Studies and Barclays suggested that inflation was more of a danger than the Treasury and the Bank of England might think – because so much of the potential ability of the economy to produce goods and services was wiped out in the recession.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 6:05 pm

High-Minded Vacuities, Eagle Eye

High-Minded Vacuities

David Cameron did it last week, so Lloyd Evans, who provides the best review of Prime Minister’s Questions for the Spectator, could be forgiven for it this week. They both referred to the House of Commons as the “mother of parliaments”.
England is the mother of parliaments.
But Evans captured the essence of today’s unusually consensual exchanges [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 5:48 pm

Why Luis Suarez will be a hit at Anfield, Sport

Why Luis Suarez will be a hit at Anfield

Luis Suarez will make his Liverpool debut tonight against Stoke and could make an instant impact. The Reds new no.7, who celebrated his 24th birthday last month, has moved at a good stage in his career.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 3:58 pm

Motorcycle Diaries – Round up of MotoGP Test at Sepang, where the Hair Bear finishes top!, Notebook

Motorcycle Diaries – Round up of MotoGP Test at Sepang, where the Hair Bear finishes top!

So after the first proper test of the MotoGp season are we any closer to knowing who will be doing what during this season?
Well yes, its pretty damn obvious Honda are super fast, Pedrosa and Stoner looking immense (especially when you consider Stoner has not had long to get used to his new [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 2:23 pm

Rugby League: The Northern Rail Cup still has a purpose, Sport

Rugby League: The Northern Rail Cup still has a purpose

If the Championship reshuffle takes the course that has been mooted this week, the Northern Rail Cup will not be around in its current format – as an essentially pre-season competition – for very much longer.
The feeling is that clubs should start by going straight into league matches, with the Cup to be slotted in [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 1:34 pm

iBet: Rovers are ripe for goals, Sport

iBet: Rovers are ripe for goals

Bristol Rovers v Milton Keynes Dons
Lay under 1.5 goals at 3.4 to one
Bristol Rovers are fresh from a 6-1 thrashing by fellow League One strugglers Walsall. Tonight they meet promotion chasing Milton Keynes Dons, who are in the play-off places despite having conceded more goals away from home (27) than anyone [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Transfer crazy even by the mad world of the Premier League, Sport

Transfer crazy even by the mad world of the Premier League

I have always believed that if you gave a football club £5 they would spend it… likewise £500, £5000, £5m or even £5bn.
Often the players are of the same ilk. The difference from when Trevor Francis became the first million pound footballer over 30 years ago is that the agents are very influential today and [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 at 5:02 pm

Has the world of football lost all respect for the value of money?, Sport

Has the world of football lost all respect for the value of money?

There are few days in a year like transfer deadline day. It is a time when the rich men of the world who run football clubs decide to show off just how ridiculously well off they are, and last night was no exception.
After having returned from a pleasant dinner at 2300, incidentally the time when [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 at 4:51 pm

First listen: Grinderman remixed by Barry Adamson, Arts

First listen: Grinderman remixed by Barry Adamson

Nick Cave’s Grinderman have a new single out on 14 March, the third to come from their well-received 2010 LP, Grinderman 2, Palaces of Montezuma.
The digital and vinyl formats of the single – called “Palaces of Montezuma” – come with a new mix of the track along with the original album version. There’s also a cover [...]

By | Arts | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 at 3:42 pm

Chapter 1: ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’, Notebook

Chapter 1: ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’

The first 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 each chapter of his new novel on the Independent

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 at 3:39 pm

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