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I have an article in The Independent today about the Banned List, so I reproduce the latest version here. These are the top 100 words and phrases to avoid.
Iceland were full of goals in qualification and are going to have to go for it in this game to have a chance of getting through the group phase after Belarus upset the applecart (but won us a few quid) by scoring twice against them at the weekend.
In Libya, a tyrant turned his guns on his own people. The UN Security Council invoked the “responsibility to protect” and endorsed international military intervention to save the Libyan people from an imminent massacre.
Hopi Sen has stopped blogging, temporarily we hope, but continues to deploy his brilliance in, of all ghastly dark corners of the internet, the Comment Is Free comment boxes. To save you going there, I reprint his response to Neal Lawson, chair of Compass, in full here…
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The standard argument from the advocates of rapid fiscal retrenchment is that, if we don’t slash deficits, the bond markets will lose confidence in the ability of our governments to repay what they owe. Larry Summers is turning that argument on its head and saying that, on the contrary, if we do not continue to stimulate our economies by borrowing and spending, the bond markets will get jumpy.
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It’s increasingly clear that the genocide tribunal in Cambodia – a court set up to investigate and prosecute senior members of the Khmer Rouge regime who were responsible for the deaths of unknown numbers of people – is in nothing less than a state of utter crisis.
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