With the Monster Extreme freestyle tour kicking off in the next few days, we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with the stars that will be performing, like Nate Adams and Chris Birch, when they came to London’s Dockland arena to have a play about. I also get to show you just how bad I am at this incredible new sport…
This reminds me of last December’s conflagration over Vince Cable’s comments about taking on Rupert Murdoch. Labour-supporters gleefully called for the Business Secretary to be sacked, apparently oblivious to the fact that, in undermining Cable, they were strengthening the hand of the Chancellor in relation to the banks.
A real quandary on Sunday. It doesn’t happen very often, but every two years or so I get a phone call from the sports desk saying “Forget the rugby for once, we need you for football.”
It’s not as flattering as it sounds. The reason was that everybody else was still on their way back from [...]
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Daniel Finkelstein makes a persuasive argument in The Times today (pay wall) against Gordon Brown’s appointment as head of the IMF. Persuasive if not wholly convincing. He opens, however, with the fullest account of Brown’s attempt, when he was Chancellor, to persuade George Osborne to allow him to go on a trip to Israel:
Sitting in [...]
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A good day for pedants. The education desk in the Conservative press office sarcastically welcomed the conversion of Andy Burnham, Labour’s education spokesman, to the cause of free schools (“U-turn on schools” in The Sun, but it does not appear to be online):
Still doesn’t have any policies but now he opposes one less of the [...]
Should town centres fight to save shops or should they simply be turned into flats and houses? Our Online House Hunter looks at the battle ground that is our High Street.
Huddersfield v Bournemouth, League One play-off semi final, second leg
Lay Bournemouth at 4.6 to one
The second rounds of the play-offs are already proving to be more exciting than the first legs, which is to be expected, and tonight it’s the turn of the teams who finished third and sixth in League One. Bournemouth made the [...]
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