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The stress test failed the stress test, Eagle Eye

The stress test failed the stress test

If Europe’s financial regulators failed to identify the parlous state of Ireland’s banks, what reason do we have to place any faith in their seal of approval for the rest of the continent’s banks?

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 7 December 2010 at 12:10 pm

Johann Hari interviewed about David Cameron, protest, life, death and everything

To hear a long interview with Johann Hari on all these subjects and more, subscribe to Citizen Radio on iTunes or follow the links from here.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 7 December 2010 at 11:28 am

iBet: Manchester United will field a strong team, Sport

iBet: Manchester United will field a strong team

Champions League: Manchester Utd v Valencia
Lay Valencia at 4.8 to one
Manchester United have been outstanding in the Champions League this season. They are unbeaten in the competition and beat Valencia at the Mastalla on Matchday Two with a very professional 1-0 performance.
The Red Devils are rested after their Premiership fixture against Blackpool on Saturday was [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 7 December 2010 at 2:00 am

Crime, punishment and car crashes, Eagle Eye

Crime, punishment and car crashes

Crime and punishment has looked like one of the Coalition’s weak spots since the start, and Kenneth Clarke would have been specially vulnerable if Ed Miliband had not decided to try to out-liberal the Government on the issue.
Now Clarke is telling the BBC that he is ditching Tory election promise that anyone found carrying a [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 December 2010 at 6:38 pm

Could scientists be on the verge of inventing a Dr Who-style sonic screwdriver?, Eagle Eye

Could scientists be on the verge of inventing a Dr Who-style sonic screwdriver?

Number 459 in the world-famous series is asked by the Daily Mail today.
Thanks to Torybear, aka Harry Cole.
As a bonus pedantry point, I think that Doctor Who does not take the contraction Dr. This is something that I discovered years ago in the steam age of Google, when searching for the short form.
Meanwhile, the great [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 December 2010 at 3:06 pm

A history lesson for moaning electoral reformers, Eagle Eye

A history lesson for moaning electoral reformers

Did supporters of democracy in the 1830s refuse to push wholeheartedly for the Great Reform Act because it only extended the vote to four men in every 100?

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 December 2010 at 1:53 pm

Premier League review: Buoyant Baggies and morose McCarthy, Sport

Premier League review: Buoyant Baggies and morose McCarthy

The good
“Top notch,” noted one ebullient Baggies fan following his side’s 3-1 win over Newcastle at the Hawthorns. The supporter was doubtless excited about a surreal stat and their star that continues to rise and shine.
It was West Brom’s first league victory over the Magpies since 1984, the year in which they won 2-1 in [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 6 December 2010 at 1:10 pm

iBet: Aston Villa have little chance against Liverpool, Sport

iBet: Aston Villa have little chance against Liverpool

Liverpool v Aston Villa (Tonight, 8pm)
Lay Villa at 6 to one
After a ropey start to the season, Liverpool’s form has picked up, and their last five matches at Anfield have seen them score twelve and only concede two. Even though they lost at Spurs, they played really well. Villa have had a lot of injuries [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 6 December 2010 at 1:02 pm

When is a magazine not a magazine?, Arts

When is a magazine not a magazine?

When it’s a head, is the obvious answer. This new issue of American literary journal McSweeney’s comes in the form of some sixteen pamphlets and booklets contained in a square cube, which is decorated with the features an offensively florid human face the like of which we haven’t seen since the cover of In The Court of the Crimson King.

By | Arts | Monday, 6 December 2010 at 11:29 am

Privilege and Inequality, Eagle Eye

Privilege and Inequality

This is the first sentence of Ed Miliband’s article in The Observer:
A defining test of this government will be whether their plans to cut the deficit and roll back the state will entrench privilege and inequality still further.
What does he mean “still further”? Is he saying that privilege and inequality were further entrenched during the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 5 December 2010 at 9:27 pm

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