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Have the Metropolitan Police gone mad?, Notebook

Have the Metropolitan Police gone mad?

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.

By | Notebook | Saturday, 28 May 2011 at 3:44 pm

Haunted by the spectre of chaos, Eagle Eye

Haunted by the spectre of chaos

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 28 May 2011 at 11:54 am

Do low corporate tax rates reduce revenues but fail to create jobs?, Chunomics

Do low corporate tax rates reduce revenues but fail to create jobs?

The TUC report out today argues that low corporate tax rates reduce revenues but fail to create jobs. Their argument is that the UK enjoys “an extremely competitive tax rate. More than 90 per cent of UK businesses pay the small business rate of 20 per cent while the effective corporate tax rate for large [...]

By | Chunomics | Saturday, 28 May 2011 at 12:00 am

Barcelona v Manchester United – don’t believe the hype, Sport

Barcelona v Manchester United – don’t believe the hype

The perfect final, a clash of the two best teams in the world, a classic in waiting. These are just some of the ways in which Saturday’s Champions League final has been described.

By | Sport | Friday, 27 May 2011 at 5:41 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our top posts and blogs of the week

By | Notebook | Friday, 27 May 2011 at 3:52 pm

Blackpool the best ‘one-season wonders’ for 13 years, Sport

Blackpool the best ‘one-season wonders’ for 13 years

When their relegation was confirmed last Sunday, Blackpool became the 26th side in the Premier League’s history to be relegated in the first season after coming up from the Championship. In this regard, they are ‘One-season wonders’ (OSWs), and though it won’t be much solace to them, their 39 points made [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 27 May 2011 at 3:34 pm

West Ham fans must get on the right track to provide atmosphere at Olympic Stadium, Sport

West Ham fans must get on the right track to provide atmosphere at Olympic Stadium

A sea of blue and yellow erupted as Jonathan Viera’s delicate lob nestled in the back of the net – and I witnessed it from only a running track’s width away.
Unfortunately for the celebrating Las Palmas faithful, their late ‘winner’ was ruled out for offside, a decision met with uproar, as Numancia clung on to [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 27 May 2011 at 2:35 pm

MovieWatch: 26th May 2011, Film

MovieWatch: 26th May 2011

The new releases this week

By | Film | Friday, 27 May 2011 at 2:24 pm

Restart yourself by your own bootstraps, Eagle Eye

Restart yourself by your own bootstraps

I have not updated the Banned List much since it reached 100 prohibitions. The first 100 are here; some additions are here. There is also now in production a secret supplement, compiled under the terms of a superinjunction to which I am not allowed to refer. This is designed to keep you in a state [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 27 May 2011 at 1:41 pm

Today from i: Great Champions League managers, Notebook

Today from i: Great Champions League managers

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Friday, 27 May 2011 at 12:06 pm

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