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By | Notebook | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 4:20 pm

The Solo Voyage Diaries: Just a normal day at work, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: Just a normal day at work

The knockdown was just one of those things. Getting knocked down in one of these boats is not that unusual.

By | Sport | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 2:12 pm

Axis of Evil to meet in Qatar, Sport

Axis of Evil to meet in Qatar

Sometimes nations play in regional tournaments on the other side of the world. The United States has appeared in the Copa America and hosted South Korea in the 2000 Gold Cup. The temptation to wonder what would happen if the US took part in the 2011 Asian Cup is hard to resist especially as Group [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 2:08 pm

Suspect Packages, Eagle Eye

Suspect Packages

Apologies, but the Banned List has to be re-opened again. Print journalists keep referring to their articles as “pieces”. Television journalists, and even some of their studio guests, trying no doubt to sound knowledgeable, keep referring to their reports as “packages”.
You know who you are.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 2:00 pm

The Ashes: Crash, bang, wallop! Break out the champagne, Sport

The Ashes: Crash, bang, wallop! Break out the champagne

It has been 24 years of hurt but no more as an all conquering England dispatched the Australians by an innings for the third time in the series. Not only was this a demolition, but a humiliation for an Australian side delivered by their old foes is one that will be cherished by all England fans who witnessed the destruction.

By | Sport | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 1:46 pm

Freudian Slip by Proxy, Eagle Eye

Freudian Slip by Proxy

I have identified a new medical condition. In Martin Kettle’s excellent online article today about Tony Blair’s attitude to Gordon Brown’s irresponsible overspending, he quotes this passage from Blair’s memoir (pages 574-5) about the Fundamental Savings Review (FSR), the purpose of which was to
move beyond the catch-up investment in public services and instead focus on [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 12:58 pm

NHS consultants: are they really “stuffed with gold”?, Notebook

NHS consultants: are they really “stuffed with gold”?

Last week, after reading the Independent article by Oliver Wright on the subject of NHS consultants’ salaries, I was left mildly bemused.

By | Notebook | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 11:25 am

Rejoice at a wealthy China, Eagle Eye

Rejoice at a wealthy China

The wisdom (and concision) of Samuel Brittan: “That China and India are expected to “overtake” the US at some point is mainly a matter of relative population.”

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 10:30 am

iBet: Barcelona to win the Champions League, Sport

iBet: Barcelona to win the Champions League

Champions League, outright betting
Back Barcelona at 9/4 with Betfair
You would find it hard to find anyone who doesn’t think that Barcelona are the best football team on the planet. Their 5-0 dismantling of an otherwise impressive Real Madrid in La Liga was, quite simply, the most complete footballing display I have ever seen and my [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 7 January 2011 at 1:00 am

Alternative to Votes for Prisoners, Eagle Eye

Alternative to Votes for Prisoners

On the web today I saw:
This photograph by Saul Loeb (AFP/Getty Images) of White House aides returning with the President from his holiday in Hawaii.
Stephen Newton, an opponent of the Alternative Vote, drawing attention to welcome dawning of good sense at the Electoral Reform Society.
Sunder Katwala, who receives a first warning for trying too hard [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 6 January 2011 at 11:15 pm

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