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iBet: Look to the best defence in the play-offs, Sport

iBet: Look to the best defence in the play-offs

Nottingham Forest v Swansea, Championship Play-Off semi-final, tonight 7.45pm
Lay Nottingham Forest at 6/4
The play-offs must be the best thing the Football League ever invented – they extend the season and give the fans of four teams great excitement and hope, as well as generating lots of revenue. The Championship play-offs are [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 12:01 am

“You look SO WELL”, Health

“You look SO WELL”

It comes with the best intentions. It comes with a smile, perhaps a hand on the shoulder. Genuine, of course, but so utterly ignorant of the consequences.
Most people would be flattered. Maybe because they had lost a few pounds after working hard at the gym for a few weeks, cutting out the crap in their [...]

By | Health, Notebook | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 8:41 pm

Are Cameron and Clegg cracking up?, Eagle Eye

Are Cameron and Clegg cracking up?

The Daily Mail website now seems to be devoted to parodies designed to trick me into adding its headlines to my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. I have fallen for it again. Here, thanks to my friend Graham (you don’t think I read this stuff myself, do you?), is number 608:
Are Cameron [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 5:41 pm

The finger and the flat hand, Eagle Eye

The finger and the flat hand

Anyone watching Prime Minister’s Questions on television (or what we must learn to call video, as live-streamed on computer) or listening on the radio will have missed the off-camera and off-microphone entertainment provided by Ed Balls.
While Ed Miliband and David Cameron were engaged in a six-round argument about whether NHS waiting times had risen or [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 3:12 pm

Solving the Ashraf crisis, The Foreign Desk

Solving the Ashraf crisis

On the 8th of April a vicious massacre took place in Camp Ashraf, Northern Iraq, home for the past 20 years to more than 3400 Iranian dissidents. Under relentless pressure from the Iranian government, the Iraqi military sent 5 Divisions of heavily armed troops with tanks and armoured vehicles to mow down unarmed men and women in a brutal assault that shocked the civilised world.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 1:28 pm

There’s more to leadership than killing terrorists, Eagle Eye

There’s more to leadership than killing terrorists

Clive Crook says “had the bin Laden operation gone wrong, it would have been all over for Mr Obama.” Well, that’s probably what conservative commentators like Crook would have argued. But that doesn’t make it true, or fair.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 1:22 pm

Bank of England’s Inflation Report, Chunomics

Bank of England’s Inflation Report

I spent this morning at the Bank of England’s Inflation Report press conference. Talk about inflation. Far too much of the time was eaten up by a series of Socratic dialogues between BBC personalities and the Governor. So some of us had no chance to get a word in edgeways, even though we strictly observe the convention that it is supposed to be one query per correspondent, not three or four.

By | Chunomics | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 1:16 pm

Rugby League: No shocks, but lots of close calls made for a good weekend, Sport

Rugby League: No shocks, but lots of close calls made for a good weekend

Okay, there were no actual shocks – there rarely are – but it wasn’t a bad round of the Cup, was it?
It certainly wasn’t from where I sat, with three teams toying with a possible upset.
First up were Leigh, who were truly magnificent in their 22-16 defeat by the Catalans. It could easily have gone [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 1:07 pm

Caught & Social: Camilla’s brush with a nude, Notebook

Caught & Social: Camilla’s brush with a nude

Links to the best of the web

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 12:51 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Wish you were here?, Notebook

Today from i: Wish you were here?

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 at 12:37 pm

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