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Was Area 51 a conspiracy between Stalin and Joseph Mengele?, Eagle Eye

Was Area 51 a conspiracy between Stalin and Joseph Mengele?

Paul Dacre last week continued the Daily Mail’s odious peddling of the most offensive conspiracy theory, about the death of David Kelly. New readers may want to consult the green-ink archive on this blog, and to recall that David Aaronovitch has an outstanding invitation to debate any of the conspiracy theorists in public.
This has not been [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 10:19 pm

Will this be how the eurozone ends?, Eagle Eye

Will this be how the eurozone ends?

De Grauwe’s point is that the severe austerity that northern European policy makers are imposing on crisis-gripped southern states, in return for bailout funds, is undermining the legitimacy of the entire European monetary project.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 6:58 pm

Waitrose launch a £3.50 lettuce leaf, Health

Waitrose launch a £3.50 lettuce leaf

Even the anorexic in me can’t get my head around this.
As one of ‘those’ people who, if forced to lunch on the go, will stand and scrutinise the nutritional contents of rows and rows of sandwiches, salads and sushi boxes (if I haven’t already memorised them all), I have witnessed a noticable amount of shrinkage [...]

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 5:50 pm

Who will lead the IMF?, Chunomics

Who will lead the IMF?

As caretakers go, the IMF’s acting leader, First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky is at the top of the janitorial premier league. Were it not for his nationality and the fact that he has declared he wants to stand down from Fund duties since the autumn, he would be a perfectly plausible candidate to take over from Strauss-Kahn permanently. As an American, however, he is by long convention debarred from the top job at the IMF, the usual rule being that an American runs the World Bank (currently Robert Zoellick) and a European gets to be boss of the IMF.

By | Chunomics | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 4:52 pm

The Eye: An Introduction to Context MC, Music

The Eye: An Introduction to Context MC

Norwich’s Context MC has been causing quite a stir on the underground music scene for some time now. Since the release of his first EP in 2008 the MC has gone from strength to strength, from early airplay on Radio 1 to sharing the bill with household names like Caspa and Rusko. His sound is [...]

By | Music | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 4:33 pm

Is Craig Kieswetter due for an England return?, Sport

Is Craig Kieswetter due for an England return?

He certainly has the qualities to disrupt the finest of bowling attacks, and with England’s gloves still up fot grabs, Craig Kieswetter is more determined than ever to lay claim to England’s selectors.

By | Sport | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 3:43 pm

Triumph Thunderbird Storm 2011 Review, Notebook

Triumph Thunderbird Storm 2011 Review

We got to try out the brand new version of Triumph’s awesome Thunderbird cruiser, see what we thought of this Harley beater

By | Notebook | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 3:35 pm

A right to return, Notebook

A right to return

No amount of time can make an injustice legitimate. No amount of oppression can make a people forget.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 3:29 pm

Avram Grant, a double for Manchester and my play-off predictions, Sport

Avram Grant, a double for Manchester and my play-off predictions

Grant should never have been appointed at West Ham. This is not hindsight. I and many others thought so at the time.

By | Sport | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 2:23 pm

Must watch: Ajax drop trophy from bus, Sport

Must watch: Ajax drop trophy from bus

You would think that Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg would be a safe pair of hands, yet he somehow managed to drop the Eredivisie trophy from on top of a bus during a triumphant ride through Amsterdam.
It follows hot on the heels of another trophy dropping incident in which Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos let go of [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 16 May 2011 at 1:49 pm

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