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Are too many people paying higher rate tax?, Chunomics

Are too many people paying higher rate tax?

Next time you hear someone moaning about too many people paying higher rate income tax and bemoaning the iniquity of fiscal drag remember that income tax isn’t everything.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 12:45 pm

International R Kelly Day comes to London, Music

International R Kelly Day comes to London

A night of pure R Kelly isn’t to most people’s tastes, but for two Danish promoters, London’s got that vibe – and their International R Kelly Day party is set to be a sell out.

By | Music | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 11:08 am

Tony Benn dead: Warm in his friendships, harsh in his judgements – and blessed with an obstinacy that was magnificent

It is a shock. Not an unexpected one, because though the mind was alive, the body had been declining for months. I shall miss him, because Tony Benn was a towering figure, one of the rare politicians, in his day, who was a household name, bigger than any post he held. It will not emerge [...]

By | McSmith | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 7:48 am

Her Outdoors: It’s all about the soil, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: It’s all about the soil

When I started gardening seriously, about ten years ago, my main interest was growing great vegetables and flowers – mainly from seed, because it’s cheaper and, although more time-consuming, more rewarding. I spent ages on selecting varieties, on watering, on positioning, but ignoring the most important thing: the soil – just sowing straight into the [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 9:58 pm

Don’t mess with Ukip’s Patrick O’Flynn

Patrick O’Flynn, the former Daily Express journalist who now runs UKIP’s media operation believes in going for the jugular. As he defended Nigel Farage against the disgruntled former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire, who has used parliamentary privilege to accuse the Ukip leader of a sexual peccadillo, the eagle-eyed O’Flynn spotted that one of BBC journalists [...]

By | McSmith | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 11:19 am

“Expect the truth from my album. You can honestly expect to get to know me on another level that you would never have known any of these other artists” August Alsina, Arts

“Expect the truth from my album. You can honestly expect to get to know me on another level that you would never have known any of these other artists” August Alsina

The London edition of the Livebase European tour may have taken place in March but was truly taken over by August. Here we were able to see August Alsina’s love for music from the moment he stepped on stage he grabbed the audience with his first song making the statement ‘I am here!’

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:57 am

Ghetts – A rebel against the mainstream, leading the culture., Arts

Ghetts – A rebel against the mainstream, leading the culture.

In a world full of products it is hard to identify yourself. Ghetts has created a non-traditional product in a traditional format that explores a right of passage in a modern day cultural identity crisis.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:49 am

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Super Simple Five Veg Bake, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Super Simple Five Veg Bake

There’s something about the simple things in life (and the kitchen) that makes me really happy and this cheesy classic is one of them.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:42 am

The Peculiar Antique Politics of Bob Crow, Eagle Eye

The Peculiar Antique Politics of Bob Crow

Suzanne Moore in The Guardian detected a trace of hypocrisy in some of the coverage of the death of Bob Crow at the age of 52:
The shock of Bob Crow’s death was closely followed by another peculiar aftershock: those who had hated him while he was alive queued up to praise him.
One of those who [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:36 am

Ibet: Big Buck’s Age Against Him In World Hurdle, Notebook

Ibet: Big Buck’s Age Against Him In World Hurdle

I’ve been lucky enough to see Big Buck’s score twice at Cheltenham. Indeed I once saw someone (successfully) place a £30,000 win bet on him in the Betfair tent. Nice. The issue here revolves around whether Big Buck’s can regain the crown that injury denied him defending last season.

By | Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:35 am

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