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I took some time off, so don’t have a column in The Independent on Sunday today. Instead have written about our ComRes poll (more here) and the Top 10 Ways of Defeating the Daleks.
If I had written a political column, it would have been copied from Hopi Sen’s brilliant Autumn Statement, as ought to be [...]
Labour has increased its lead in The Independent on Sunday’s monthly opinion poll, shared with the Sunday Mirror and conducted by ComRes, but more than half of voters (53%) say that they cannot imagine Ed Miliband as prime minister.
Con 29% (-3)
Lab 35% (0)
UKIP 17% (+1)
LibDem 10% (+1)
Others 9% (+1)
Labour’s lead is up three points since [...]
We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. As well as voting intention – it will be interesting to see if the pattern of increased Labour leads in other recent polls is repeated – we asked if people agreed or disagreed with the following statements.
Sir John [...]
Anyone looking a bet on the England game tonight might want to look at the goals markets. England have been made odds on (Chile are 100/30) but I’m not so sure.
“I get really bad stage-fright and nerves just before [we go onstage] because, I don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know if you’re going to break something of yours, if something’s going to stop working, if you’re going to break a limb, if you’re going to hurt somebody…” Matt “Butch” Reynolds, guitarist
This week, ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’, the debut album by New York hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, turned 20 years old. Surfacing at a pivotal moment for the genre, the album marked a step-change in the sound of east coast rap for much of the next decade.
Iain Martin wrote an excellent blog post yesterday, headlined, “David Cameron has played a blinder on the Scottish referendum”, which is true, if premature.
I have written that much of the credit for the Discomfiture of Alex Salmond, if it happens, belongs to Michael Moore, inexplicably sacked from the Cabinet by Nick Clegg, whose judgement continues [...]
We use as much land for golf courses in England as we do for homes…
Visual Editions’ first collection – a box of 16 individual maps created in collaboration with some super-exciting writers – is a triumph of design, even if some of them are difficult to fold up correctly afterwards.
When Morrissey chose our foremost historical reprint specialists to publish his recent memoirs it caused a flurry of pompous harrumphing from disgruntled arts critics. ‘A rock star, on Penguin Classics? How vulgar.’ That was about the size of it.
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