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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

Europe can wean itself off Russian gas, Chunomics

Europe can wean itself off Russian gas

Serious entry into the low carbon business, renewable energy today is cheap. In fact in many cases it is cheaper than conventional energy.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 3:05 pm

Never Closer Union, part 2, Eagle Eye

Never Closer Union, part 2

Further to my previous post, a footnote on Ed Miliband’s article in the Financial Times (limited free access). He says that “ever closer union” – the phrase that David Cameron wants to excise from the EU treaties – is “not Labour’s vision for Europe”. And he wants to transfer power to national parliaments. But he doesn’t say [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 11:31 am

“No, we don’t want an in-out referendum”: Ed Miliband, right first time, Eagle Eye

“No, we don’t want an in-out referendum”: Ed Miliband, right first time

“No, we don’t want an in-out referendum,” Ed Miliband told the House of Commons in January last year. There was uproar, and afterwards Ed Balls told him off for not adding “now” at the end of the sentence. But what Miliband said then has turned out to be what he meant.
Today is a triumph [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 11:14 am

The Myth of Bob Crow’s £145,000 salary, McSmith

The Myth of Bob Crow’s £145,000 salary

Bob Crow died not knowing how well off he was, to judge by today’s news. The Daily Telegraph opens its tribute to him with the words: “Bob Crow defended his £145,000 salary, insisting: ‘I am worth it.’ And so he was.” Yesterday’s Standard referred to his “£145,000 salary.” On the BBC website he is described as having “lived in a council house, despite earning £145,000 a year.” The same words are on page 13 of The Times. Even Reuters, normally so reliable, reported that he was on “an annual salary of 145,000 pounds ($241,200)”

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 10:09 am

Ibet: Barcelona’s Possession Game Can Lead To A Low Corner Count, Football

Ibet: Barcelona’s Possession Game Can Lead To A Low Corner Count

There’s something not quite right at Barcelona.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 6:01 pm

Tensnake reveals his inner Glow, Arts

Tensnake reveals his inner Glow

A little while ago I met up with Tensnake (aka Marco Niemerski) for a chat about his album, Glow, which was released yesterday. We spent over an hour together, discussing his history, the debut LP and how he found love through the project. Here’s an excerpt from that interview.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 12:05 pm

Liz Kendall, against “entrenching dependency”, Eagle Eye

Liz Kendall, against “entrenching dependency”

The Labour modernisers are alive and still kicking. As well as Stella Creasy, who wants to extend consumer rights to the public sector, and Dan Jarvis and Steve Reed, who are tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime, there is Liz Kendall.
The Shadow Minister for Care and Older People (you know, the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 11:47 am

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