The guard has changed at Old Trafford for the fi...
There is a good many moments in the second episo...
The opening titles squeal ‘Never Can Say Goodb...
Introductions first. Mc Xander, a 27 year-old singer, rapper, and “general noisemaker” from London, is “by far the most musical, talented beatboxer out there”…
The story of Jeremy Bamber, who is court this week hoping to prove that he has been imprisoned for over 25 years for crimes that he did not commit, is almost the polar opposite of the normal cases of miscarriage of justice.
Howard Jacobson, yesterday:
It’s been said that when Cameron lost Andy Coulson as his communications director he lost not only a skilled operator but a link to the concerns of the ordinary voter.
Cameron, as we know, was born on a cloud, suckled on unicorn milk, and kept apart from untitled men and women until he assumed [...]
After talking about our current Rough Fiction project for almost a year now the first draft has finally been written. “The Last of the Lake” is finished, for now. From the first meeting in a steam room and sauna with a waterproof notepad many late nights have passed. Obviously with less “gadgety” stationery but equally as [...]
The Iraq Inquiry is winding up. The last re-interviewees appear this week, ending with Jack Straw on Wednesday. Then we wait for the report, and the completely predictable reaction – “whitewash” – from the London-based liberal media and culturati when it fails to find that Tony Blair is a liar and a criminal.
That said, there [...]
A snippet from Amanda Platell in the Daily Mail:
A week before the 2010 election, I was flying back to London with David Cameron. As he gazed out of the window over the city, I said: ‘That could all be yours.’ He smiled and replied: ‘No, that’s all Boris’s.’
Boris Johnson preys on Cameron’s mind more than [...]
Another fine anonymous contribution to the Groundhog debate about the Iraq invasion by rms3, whose comment on my blog I wrote about here. Today rms3, who opposed the invasion but from a reasonable perspective, has replied to Johann Hari:
Much as I admire your writing in general and the intent and spirit behind this piece, I [...]
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In Davos, David Cameron and George Osborne are in fact transmitting the Thatcherite message that the young fogey MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told them to in the Commons on Wednesday – “There Is No Alternative”.
Well, there is. Even if you think there is no way of avoiding dealing with the fiscal deficit, there is no need [...]
It was in January last year that Liverpool became the 100th Premier League club to lose in the FA Cup to a team from a lower division, in their case to Reading. That made them the most ’slain’ giants of the Premier League era, having lost seven times in the Cup to [...]
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