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My commentary on David Cameron’s speech for The Independent is here. Three bits for which there wasn’t space are here:
Remember what they said about us? They called us a dead parrot. They said we had ceased to be. That we were an ex-party. Turns out we really were only resting.
This was the first joke, an [...]
So who was the craftsman behind this stunning strike? Lionel Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo? Ronaldinho? No. It was Matty Burrows of Glentoran. If it had been scored by one of those ‘marquee’ names, we’d never have heard the end of it. So even though Matty plays his football in Northern Ireland’s Carling Premiership, he still deserves [...]
Does it matter that Moe Tucker – formerly the ultra-hip stand-up drummer with counter-culture legends The Velvet Underground – is now a supporter of shrill right-wing agitators The Tea Party?
Is it shocking that such a one-time icon of druggy cool should parrot extremist views, shrieking gibberish like this: “I’m furious at the way we’re being [...]
Cameron’s statistic on Labour’s borrowing would have been interesting if Britain had experienced zero inflation since 1710. But the fact is that we have had rather a lot.
After the first party conference speech by a Conservative Prime Minister for 14 years, David Cameron finds himself totally shunned this morning by the Daily Mail, traditionally one of the party’s staunchest supporters.
Mr Cameron merits not one mention on the Mail’s front page, not in a headline, not in the skyline, not even in the [...]
The issue of conscientious objection within healthcare has come to the fore, as Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe are set to vote on a resolution calling for the removal of the right of doctors to opt out of referring women for abortions. Proposing the motion, Christine McCafferty of the UK [...]
The liberal left is suffering from intellectual amnesia about the attack on liberty that happened under New Labour. New Labour introduced more than 3,000 new laws by 2007, some of which were denounced as undermining fundamental “British” principles of justice. The title of an Independent article summarised the situation ‘New Labour, New Britain: Taking [...]
Never mind the innuendo, this, asked by Michael Crick, Newsnight’s political editor, is number 395 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. I must admit that I assumed, when David Cameron in his conference speech today quoted Ed Balls, that he had distorted the shadow shadow chancellor’s meaning:
Ed Balls, the man [...]
As Google learned from their Android experience, no matter how great your services are, sometimes you just have to go ahead and let other companies give you a helping hand getting them to market, especially when it comes to physical products. Tonight, it’s Logitech’s turn to help bring the search giant’s dream to life, with [...]
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