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The Game of Gaffe-Gotcha, Eagle Eye

The Game of Gaffe-Gotcha

The exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions were evenly balanced, if you like that kind of Punch and Judy thing.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 3:12 pm

Pakistan: The voices of reason must not be silenced by fear, The Foreign Desk

Pakistan: The voices of reason must not be silenced by fear

The news that Salman Taseer, the powerful governor of Pakistan’s most populous province, had been gunned down by his own security guard for standing up against the country’s draconian blasphemy laws, came as a bleak reminder of political fissures that divide the country.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 2:53 pm

Did Gordon Brown go on a spending splurge or not?, Eagle Eye

Did Gordon Brown go on a spending splurge or not?

48% of GDP? 40% of GDP? Oliver Kamm and John Ross can’t both be right. And it’s not a small difference, particularly in the context of a raging debate about Labour’s handling of the economy.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 1:20 pm

Rugby League: When does a player become too old?, Sport

Rugby League: When does a player become too old?

There was much to enjoy at the BARLA Lancashire Cup final last Friday, not least a familiar face proving that rugby league is not always a young man’s game.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 12:49 pm

What Messi, Xavi and Iniesta can teach the UK about charitable giving, Eagle Eye

What Messi, Xavi and Iniesta can teach the UK about charitable giving

I am an England fan of many years. This is an occupation that has caused me great grief, regret, and – above all – envy of those countries that always seem to make it further in major tournaments than we do. Sadly, being a football fan does not pay my bills, which is why in recent years I have been working at the Institute for Philanthropy, which aims, among other things, to increase the amount of charitable giving in the UK.

By | Eagle Eye, Sport | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 12:40 pm

Climate change awareness begins with us, Notebook

Climate change awareness begins with us

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored”, said the author Aldous Huxley. When it comes to our collective impact on the Earth’s natural environment, however, ignoring the facts seems to be quite the normal thing to do.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 10:51 am

iBet: Villareal’s fine form should continue, Sport

iBet: Villareal’s fine form should continue

The Copa Del Rey is the only chance these two teams have of domestic silverware and you can be sure both will field strong teams – a ‘must’ when you are betting.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 1:00 am

It is reasonable to question Lord Carlile’s judgement on control orders, Eagle Eye

It is reasonable to question Lord Carlile’s judgement on control orders

Carlile’s views should be taken seriously. And he has shown his independence of mind by his willingness to criticise the police’s over-use of stop and search. Yet I don’t think his analysis on control orders should be uncritically accepted.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 8:23 pm

New ‘like’ features on independent.co.uk, Notebook

New ‘like’ features on independent.co.uk

Our latest social initiatives at The Independent are designed to give users access to our content through social networks in categories which are more representative of what they’re interested in.

By | Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 7:14 pm

Alarming Cliché Count, Eagle Eye

Alarming Cliché Count

David Mills draws Nick Clegg’s article for today’s Sun to my attention, saying, in the tone of Obi-Wan Kenobi when Qui-Gon Jinn tests Anakin Skywalker for midi-chlorians, that it contains “more clichés per 100 words than any piece of political copy I have ever seen.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 6:13 pm

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