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In one of the small variations from the speech he gave to Conservative conference last year, the year before that and the year before that, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, played Classic Canon Bingo with his admiring audience yesterday.
Most Tory representatives had ticked off each name and were shouting “House!” by the time he got [...]
This week’s row over child benefit has revealed some striking examples of hypocrisy from commentators and politicians.
I’ve never felt as worried for the future of the music business as I did last night, sitting in the ballroom of London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Diners at the Broadcast Music Inc’s annual bash were treated to what was intended to be a celebration of the European songs that performed best last year on American radio and [...]
Many’s the time I’ve considered reporting a taxi driver for attempted murder during my commute, so I can’t imagine this story from yesterday’s Evening Standard will surprise many London cyclists. Cut up by a taxi in Oxford Street, 39-year-old Jared Kelly crashed his bike into the back of the vehicle. The furious cabbie leapt out, [...]
By Tim Walker | | Wednesday, 6 October 2010 at 12:25 pm
California and Somerset don’t, at first glance, appear to have an enormous amount in common: one’s the home of the Beach Boys, the other of the Wurzels. But look a little closer and similarities start to appear. Somerset produces great cheese, California great cheesburgers. Taunton is the home of Somerset Cricket Club, who have never [...]
In an interview in the Guardian recently, Morrissey, former singer of The Smiths, describes Chinese people as a “subspecies” because of their treatment of animals. Morrissey is on record as vehemently denying allegations of racism on several occasions.
The response of the British Chinese community was deafening silence. Can you imagine the fuss if Morrissey had [...]
Joke writers on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s satirical TV shows aren’t the only left-leaning Americans who appear to be starting to benefit from the inexorable rise of the Tea Party movement.
More and more, as the US approach polling day in its mid-term elections, do you here cannier figures in Democrat circles talk of using [...]
Barb Jungr is an internationally acclaimed British recording artist and performer known for her radical interpretations of contemporary songwriters, including Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon. On Thursday next week (Oct 14th) she will speak at the Battle Satellite event “X-Factor: singing in the name of quality?”at the Royal College of Music. [...]
Four nine-year-old boys have been suspended from their Lancashire primary school after being found in posession of Cannabis – shocking eh? Perhaps not shocking enough. A recent survey of British parents has revealed an increasingly relaxed attitude towards their own children engaging in drinking, drug-taking and underage sex. Parents said that on average they would [...]
What is it about the combination of mobile phones and buses that makes some people TALK AS IF THEY ARE TRYING TO WAKE THE DEAD? I have a remedy for this usually: I put my headphones on and listen to music. But the guy this morning was SO LOUD that my usual escape proved useless.
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