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Mark Seddon, former editor of Tribune, re-asks number 180 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. It is a common enough way of saying “I didn’t agree with the Iraq war” but each time the questioner manages to add another layer of insult.
With Philippe Sands it was to compare Tony Blair’s [...]
Prophet in own land. Vindication too late. That was the gist of my column for The Independent on Sunday yesterday, in which I celebrated the irrefutable demonstration that competition in schools provision raises standards not just in academies but in neighbouring schools. (On which I commented here last week.)
If I had had space, I would [...]
Has the tide turned for seaside towns with a huge rise in house prices? Or does this data deserve a more critical look. Our Online House Hunter grabs a towel and heads to the coast…
The concluding part to this Frankenstein story finished with an unexpected twist revolving around the over-arching plot. It turns out that Amy was not actually Amy but a Ganger that ended up getting vaporised by the Doctor.
Jigmi Yoeser Thinley, the 58-year old prime minister of Bhutan, (right) says he was rebellious when he was young with “hair below my shoulders”. In 1974, he even wore jeans to a royal coronation that took place in front of a golden Buddha in Thimpu’s majestic Tashichhodzong.
“Now I am a soldier of tradition” he says proudly [...]
There was a heady hum of anticipation from the young audience that came to David Harrower’s version of this Russian satire when I arrived to see The Government Inspector. There was the feel we were in for something big. A cast of fifteen, two big TV names and a co-production involving the continuously innovative Warwick [...]
I do not know what number this is in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, because I cannot find the first time I asked (and answered) it.
But the Daily Mail is now asking it again, and quoting a woman who insists that it really is Bigfoot this time.
Update: I’ve found it. [...]
The robustness of Philippe Sands’s opinion that he didn’t agree with the invasion of Iraq is undermined by an article he has written to introduce his talk at the Hay festival today. It praises Daniel Ellsberg, the New York Times and the US Supreme Court for the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Ellsberg [...]
Of course, I never expected to receive any kind of justice or openness from an investigation which consisted of the Metropolitan Police, whom I consider to be one of the most corrupt and inept institutions in the country, investigating themselves, but their report on my case was even poorer than I could have imagined.
The trouble with pedantry is that there is always more of it. I remember the shock of being told, at the age of 24 when I thought I knew everything, that I had misspelt “minuscule”. (By Sarah Benton, the wonderful deputy editor of the New Statesman.) Guy Keleny in his Errors & Omissions column today [...]
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