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“Death to Cable”, Eagle Eye

“Death to Cable”

There’s an old Doonesbury cartoon about the Iran hostage crisis. One of the students holding US Embassy staff prisoner is about to be interviewed, and the presenter warns viewers “not to be taken in by attempts to use the medium of television to elicit sympathy”. His opening words are “Death to Carter”.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at 10:14 am

iBet: Expect a low scoring qualifier, Sport

iBet: Expect a low scoring qualifier

There are six Euro qualifiers tonight and there may be a touch of value to be had. Luxembourg used to be one of the whipping boys of European football, but although bottom of Group D they have tightened things up somewhat and are conceding at less than two per game.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at 10:00 am

Libya: a deafening silence, Notebook

Libya: a deafening silence

So now we are sending Apache jets to bomb Libyan civilians. An escalation in yet another bloody NATO war. Or, in the words of Colonel Jason Etherington, “it just brings something else to the party.”

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at 9:56 am

Online House Hunter: Buy-to-let’s back, Property

Online House Hunter: Buy-to-let’s back

Is the buy-to-let market about to enjoy a revival? Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver sees if there’s money in “them there hills”.

By | Property | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at 6:55 am

Slept On: RTKAL, Music

Slept On: RTKAL

Birmingham grime native, RTKAL, has been milling around the music scene for a couple of years, working hard on a number of mixtapes and tirelessly creating energy-infused vibes in raves and shows. In recent times, he’s performed with OGz front man, P Money, creating a renewed hype around the previously described dead grime scene.

By | Music | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at 6:00 am

Water-fighting whilst being black; now illegal, Notebook

Water-fighting whilst being black; now illegal

With the sun being out in such abundance on Saturday, a trip to Hyde Park was in order.  Families were out enjoying picnics with the kids, people took trips out into the lake on paddle boats, and friends gathered together to enjoy the weather and each other’s company.
It was late afternoon, and I decided to [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 5:37 pm

John Redwood responds, Eagle Eye

John Redwood responds

John Redwood seems to argue that disaster for the global economy could have been averted if central banks had raised interest rates more slowly. That’s a big and quixotic claim.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 4:20 pm

Are the cuts really only wafer thin?, Eagle Eye

Are the cuts really only wafer thin?

You can argue as some on the right do that these departmental cuts are necessary, bearable or desirable, or all three. But it’s grossly misleading to imply that they’re trivial.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 2:00 pm

IMF on the UK, Chunomics

IMF on the UK

George Osborne will be happy with the IMF’s verdict on the UK, which is pretty supportive of his policy.

By | Chunomics | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 1:47 pm

The second coming of Chris ‘Twiggy’ Tremlett, Sport

The second coming of Chris ‘Twiggy’ Tremlett

If the fifth day at the SWALEC Stadium was anything to go by, Chris Tremlett could well and truly have shaken off the gentle giant tag, walking away with figures of 4-40 following a potent combination of aggression and consistency, every batsman’s worst nightmare.

By | Sport | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 12:43 pm

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