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Now it’s really personal: Prescott savages Kinnock, Eagle Eye

Now it’s really personal: Prescott savages Kinnock

Former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has not taken kindly to comments by his party’s former leader Neil Kinnock that he “cannot understand” how Prescott can support a ‘no vote’.
Having read Mr Kinnock criticism of him in today’s Independent Mr Prescott has contacted us to hit back – in even more personal terms – effectively [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 6:43 pm

Goldman Sachs cannot see the future, Eagle Eye

Goldman Sachs cannot see the future

I would argue that Goldman’s forecasting record in recent years has not been particularly impressive. Two and a half years ago the banks’ analysts were very bullish about the prospects of the UK coming out of recession. In December 2009, Goldman forecast that UK growth in 2011 would be an extremely impressive 3.4 per cent.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 2:21 pm

Caught & Social: Katy has a word about Osama, Notebook

Caught & Social: Katy has a word about Osama

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 1:00 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Boxing’s golden age – the great bouts, Notebook

Today from i: Boxing’s golden age – the great bouts

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 12:53 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 12:50 pm

Why Blunkett, Reid and Prescott have much to answer for, Eagle Eye

Why Blunkett, Reid and Prescott have much to answer for

Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader, may no longer be on the national stage but he is still a totemic figure in the Labour movement – and that makes his intervention in the AV debate significant.
Today he becomes the first senior Labour figure to openly question the motives of Mssrs Blunkett, Reid and Prescott (amongst [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 11:39 am

iBet: Expect an open El Clasico, Sport

iBet: Expect an open El Clasico

Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid have to win this by two goals and that will play into Barcelona’s hands.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 11:00 am

Are al-Qa’ida and the Taliban driven by the desire to help others?, Eagle Eye

Are al-Qa’ida and the Taliban driven by the desire to help others?

A worthy entry at number 602 in the chart of Questions to Which the Answer is No is supplied by Aditya Chakrabortty at The Guardian.
It is actually an interesting article about research by psychologists and economists into the motivations of suicide bombers. Although it is spoiled by Chakrabortty’s apparent endorsement of the facile conclusions one [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 10:54 am

There is nothing normal about celebrating death, The Foreign Desk

There is nothing normal about celebrating death

I thought justice was about bringing people to trial for crimes they have committed, not targeted assassinations.  It seems I was wrong.  I thought disdain for Britain and the US was born from our imperialist foreign policy, not one man recording video messages.  It seems I was wrong.  First, NATO bomb Libya and kill three [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 9:58 am

Online House Hunter: Dealing with the little problems, Property

Online House Hunter: Dealing with the little problems

Websites can help you find your new home – and flag up problems with potential homes ranging from anti-social behaviour to a broken street light. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver reports.

By | Property | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 7:05 am

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