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Cote D’Ivoire: neo-colonialism in action, Notebook

Cote D’Ivoire: neo-colonialism in action

I do not have an opinion on who should be the President of the Ivory Coast, and must admit that my knowledge of the country’s history is somewhat lacking. However, I do know that the military of France, it’s former colonial power, have no right to invade an African country, let alone help one side of an internal conflict over-power another.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:03 am

The Lib Dem Tax Sop, Eagle Eye

The Lib Dem Tax Sop

A belated footnote to the exchange I had with Matt Chorley, my brilliant colleague, in the pages of The Independent on Sunday about Nick Clegg. The feature arose because, after the Deputy Prime Minister’s interview with Jemima Khan in the New Statesman in which he said he sometimes cried listening to music, some of the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 10:27 am

Red Riding Hood: Exclusive Interview With Amanda Seyfried, Film

Red Riding Hood: Exclusive Interview With Amanda Seyfried

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.

By | Film | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 9:49 am

Online House Hunter: The country beckons, Property

Online House Hunter: The country beckons

Our Online House Hunter looks at some good news coming out of the prime country market

By | Property | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 7:05 am

iBet: Both Manchester United and Chelsea hate to lose, Sport

iBet: Both Manchester United and Chelsea hate to lose

The best bet in the Champions League games tonight might be to expect plenty of bookings in the Man United v Chelsea clash. We called the first game right, laying over 3.5 goals in a game that looked open on paper, but produced just one goal in practice.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:01 am

Home thoughts from the IMF, Chunomics

Home thoughts from the IMF

I’ve never heard the Chancellor compared to Goldilocks before. Yet here at the IMF Spring Meeting in Washington the Fund’s chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, did just that. Though he did not mention Mr Osborne by name he clearly had him in mind when he advocated “smart fiscal consolidation that is neither too fast, which could kill growth, nor too slow, which would kill credibility”.

By | Chunomics | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 8:15 pm

How to sue your neighbour: an all-American guide, The Foreign Desk

How to sue your neighbour: an all-American guide

My local newsletter devotes most of a page to helping readers begin litigation against nearby homeowners who happen to be annoying them.

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 8:02 pm

Intellectual mush from the Vickers commission, Eagle Eye

Intellectual mush from the Vickers commission

The Independent Commission on Banking can’t have it both ways. If cross-subsidy of different banking operations in times of trouble is a good thing, why is the Commission recommending ring-fencing?

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 7:31 pm

Is George Osborne the Martin Luther King of the Coalition?, Eagle Eye

Is George Osborne the Martin Luther King of the Coalition?

First the Daily Mail, now Paul Waugh. Doing it on purpose. Trying to get into the world-famous list of Questions to Which the Answer is No. It is a good question, though, even if the MLK connection is so tenuous you can see through it. Number 569.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 6:59 pm

Football financier Keith Harris advises Liverpool and Everton to groundshare, Sport

Football financier Keith Harris advises Liverpool and Everton to groundshare

Keith Harris, the chairman of the investment bank Seymour Pierce and the man who brokered billionaire takeovers at Premier League clubs Chelsea, Aston Villa, Manchester City and elsewhere, has revealed that he has advised Liverpool and Everton to groundshare.

By | Sport | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 3:51 pm

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