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Igor Judge, who retired as Lord Chief Justice in September, says that British courts are not obliged to follow the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, and that the Human Rights Act should be amended to make this clearer.
He is delivering a speech at the Constitution Unit at University College, London, tonight, in [...]
I have in the past been at the unexciteable end of the market on UKIP’s impact on the next election. I am also generally sceptical about polls carried out in marginal seats: in the past, national polling and uniform swing has tended to be a better predictor of national outcomes. But the publication of the [...]
Plus, live in a windmill, and Kent’s successful empty homes scheme
It’s an important debate because if decoupling has occurred that implies something has gone seriously wrong with our economy and policymakers should take some sort of corrective action. On the other hand, if there has been no decoupling one would expect workers’ pay to bounce back with the return to growth and no such radical action is necessary.
Peggy Noonan, Ronald Reagan’s speech-writer, is majestic on her Wall Street Journal blog yesterday. She lays into Barack Obama over the healthcare reform, saying it is a problem that he is seen as intelligent, sophisticated, in control.
Mr Obama’s problem now is that people think he is smart.
They think, as they look at his health-care vows, [...]
For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 4th is Dr. Seuss’s ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’.
Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s recipe for Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic, Chilli & Cherry Tomato Salsa
This is super simple, completely indulgent and definitely one to be shared. It’s all down to good quality, ripe ingredients.
Everton have an awful record at Old Trafford and on a trappy Premier League card, one price that jumps out is being able to back David Moyes’ men at ¾ at home, especially with the possible return of Robin Van Persie.
It’s that time of year again. On my way home the 38 bus rolls past the Round Chapel Church on Lower Clapton Road and the banner is up – “2013 Pig’s Ear Beer Festival Here” – the 2013 clearly taped over the 2012 from last year.
If anyone is interested in what Blair is actually doing as Quartet envoy in Israel-Palestine, as opposed to what the Daily Mail and Guardian say he is doing, I recently recommended an excellent article by Toby Greene in the Jewish Chronicle.
I have since read Greene’s equally commendable book. It is a clear and balanced account [...]
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