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Andrew Sullivan is one of my internet heroes. I used to love his blog when he was a pioneer of the early days of blogging. He was always a bit unfathomable on religion, but then Roman Catholics are and it doesn’t stop me admiring some of them. Then he went to the dark side over [...]
A crowd of us stood in the Edinburgh sunshine holding giant eyeballs on sticks. The world is watching, our campaign banner proclaimed, ‘AIDS Treatment for All by 2010′. Photographers snapped pictures to wire out before the close of the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles.
This, via Full Fact, is the only graph you need to continue the debate about housing policy. If the conventional wisdom is that the Attlee and Macmillan governments built a lot of houses, it contradicts it. Not many were built under Attlee, and the peak was under Wilson in 1968. Which is what gave us [...]
It’s felt like a really long season this year and tonight it finally ended. We found out who the catfish was, we saw the New Directions perform at Regionals, and we had a tearful goodbye.
My Top 10 in The Independent on Sunday today is Politicians Who Rejected Their First Names. Actually, it was politicians known by their middle names, which was one reason why George Osborne was not on the list.*
I could almost have done it on prime ministers alone: James MacDonald, Arthur Chamberlain, Robert Eden, Maurice Macmillan, James [...]
Ed Balls, one of the 10 most interesting politicians in Britain, was interviewed by Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Sunday Politics. Here is the transcript.
AN: Ed Balls joins me now for the Sunday interview. Ed Balls, welcome back. Both you and Mr Miliband, you made major speeches last week. What of importance do we now [...]
My first cervical screening at 25 was quite a negative experience due to the nurse being the opposite of reassuring and giving me the wrong information. After that first test I simply didn’t go back again. Years passed, I worked overseas, moved house a lot and just always seemed to be able to avoid thinking about another screening.
There we were enjoying a congo at our local North London street party in glorious sunshine, when a handsome black-and-white Staffie, appeared from nowhere and peed on the limp bunting.
Out of all the classic Doctor Who serials I’ve written about so far, Arc of Infinity is the most surprising for a number of reasons.
I found this interesting, possibly because I know Patrick O’Flynn, chief political commentator for the Daily Express, and like him. He has joined UKIP and hopes to stand for the European Parliament in next year’s elections. Here is the video of his speech this morning to the party’s South East region, introduced by Nigel Farage [...]
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