Just a footnote on the further €24billion of recapitalisation the Irish banks need to keep them going.
Shortly before Christmas last a bunch of financial journalists, myself included, were summoned at short notice to the Irish embassy in London to meet the minister of foreign affairs, Michael Martin, who was offering a briefing on the state [...]
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In my eyes, this is simply one of the most beautiful motorbikes ever made, but in the past it had some obvious faults…let’s see if KTM have listened to the feedback on this year’s top of the range version, which is a jaw droppingly low £13,000 compared to last year’s £15k model!
Peterborough v Bournemouth, tonight 7.45pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.5 to one
You’ve got to love watching Peterborough. The Posh have played 19 games at home this season, and all of them have produced at least two goals. In fact only one of them has finished under the 2.5 goals line. This [...]
Gratified to see Evan Davis (right), in his interview with Ed Miliband on the Today programme, use the same analysis of Labour’s policy on the deficit as my post on Tuesday. He asked Miliband to accept that Labour planned to cut spending by two-thirds as much as the Government intends to do: 63 per cent [...]
UN security resolution 1973. UN security resolution 1973. UN security resolution 1973. Now it makes it legal for us to arm the Libyan ‘rebels’, the same ‘rebels’ that were working for Gaddafi a few weeks ago, the same Gaddafi it was OK for us to arm a couple of months before that, the same Gaddafi [...]
Smiling disco divas turn back – the dancefloors have had a melancholic makeover- but still upbeat enough to simultaneously dance and cry to. The arguable leader of the pack is James Blake, who burst (well, shuffled uncomfortably) onto the scene towards the latter end of last year, dropping bassy beats with some of the most [...]
Fulham play Blackpool at the weekend, and while the visitors have a reputation as the Premier League’s entertainers, expect them to be upstaged this Sunday.
If you hadn’t heard already, Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed will be unveiling a statue of Michael Jackson shortly before the game. The Egyptian millionaire commissioned the effigy after the performer’s [...]
Oh how the English love a good struggle and a debate! Hats off to the media and all those involved in English football for keeping us interested in what was admittedly a wasted week of international football.
John Terry. Bless him! If not for him, papers wouldn’t have sold as much. Fabio Capello – he deserves [...]
I was having dinner with friends a month or so ago, enjoying a glass of red wine with my meal, when one of them said ‘so you’re still drinking then?’
Now I’ll be honest, it hadn’t crossed my mind to stop. I’d obviously avoided drinking to excess as there are few things as awful as running [...]
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