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There’s something not quite right at Barcelona...
A little while ago I met up with Tensnake (aka M...
Betfair’s ‘Belief Barometer’ can monitor the betting behaviour of fans of individual clubs. And the pattern emerging is that fans of both Welsh clubs in the Premier League are losing the faith.
Here’s a mischievous thought: what if the Treasury’s dodgy graphical practices were applied to some key public finance charts?
Rather taken with this cover for Viking’s The Poetry of Sex, I’ve decided to build an A-Z of book covers with single letter-led designs. Some are easy. Some harder. Some are great. Some less so. Can you help me fill the gaps?
This isn’t a great graph: best I could do quickly with Google Spreadsheet. But it shows those intending to vote Yes in all the polls on Scottish independence since January 2102 (when the referendum question was settled).
The figure is the percentage, excluding don’t knows, who say they will vote Yes. The horizontal time line is [...]
Jane Ray is one of Britain’s foremost children’s book illustrators and a keen storyteller, as Rebecca Davies finds out
As more of us turn from tea to it’s darker American cousin, the Cocktail Lovers discuss how the humble cup of tea is influencing cocktails
The capture of a dog belonging to US troops provokes an unexpected reaction
I have just caught up with this fine study of Labour backbench dissent under Gordon Brown, by Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart (subscription). It describes a government and parliamentary party in a state of advanced psychological and political decay.
I remember being puzzled as a pupil by the explanation we were given at O-level for Clement [...]
The Chancellor is already claiming that there is no alternative to his plans. But that is simply not true. And, furthermore, the economic assumptions on which his fiscal forecasts are based are quite challenge-able.
Phil Wilson, MP for Sedgefield, argued for a stronger fiduciary duty on the managers of investments yesterday. He moved a Ten Minute Rule Bill yesterday, which is a way to “test Parliament’s opinion” rather than to make new law. He said:
Over the decades, the Labour movement has championed workers rights. Now we must champion the rights [...]
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