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The Arab Spring and the EU’s internal open borders, Notebook

The Arab Spring and the EU’s internal open borders

Over the last week there has been growing political pressure to review the Schengen system of open internal borders inside the Continental EU. President Sarkozy led the call, reacting to the appearance in Italy of thousands of Tunisians, irregular migrants escaping the instability in North Africa. They arrived in Italy due to the relative [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 5 May 2011 at 6:00 am

Blitz – trailer, Film

Blitz – trailer

A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. Starring Paddy Considine and Jason Statham.

By | Film | Thursday, 5 May 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Villareal have no choice but to go for it, Sport

iBet: Villareal have no choice but to go for it

Villareal v Porto, Europa League, semi-final second leg

Lay under 2.5 goals at 6/4 with Betfair

This game should be a lot of fun. Villareal looked like they were cruising at half time in the first leg, and then it all went wrong in the second 45 minutes as they lost 5-1. It means the [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 5 May 2011 at 12:01 am

After the AV horse has bolted …, Eagle Eye

After the AV horse has bolted …

An unrepeatable opportunity for those of you who just cannot get enough of the referendum debate about the Alternative Vote. A chance to hear Alan Renwick, author of the acclaimed Political Studies Association guide to the subject (pdf), Robert Colvile, Comment Editor for The Sunday Telegraph who looks about 16 and is an anti, and [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 10:38 pm

Hanna: Clip – Don’t Follow Me, Film

Hanna: Clip – Don’t Follow Me

A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

By | Film | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 7:30 pm

David Cameron’s meaningless tribute, Eagle Eye

David Cameron’s meaningless tribute

What has that champion of localism, the Prime Minister, done? Has he allowed local authorities to raise and retain more money locally as Sir Simon Milton recommended? No he has frozen council tax.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 5:01 pm

Water for Elephants: Interview with Reese Witherspoon, Film

Water for Elephants: Interview with Reese Witherspoon

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, Water For Elephants is an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

By | Film | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 4:32 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 3:24 pm

“Why I,  a Conservative say Yes to AV”, Eagle Eye

“Why I, a Conservative say Yes to AV”

Fresh out of university, I chose to pursue a career in politics. I knew working for an MP didn’t pay well. But I was young and idealistic:  what was important was doing something where I felt I was making a difference to people’s lives, helping to bring about positive change.
But, too often, I became disillusioned [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 2:23 pm

Barcelona, Madrid, and Radiohead’s final sigh, Sport

Barcelona, Madrid, and Radiohead’s final sigh

So: Barcelona 1, Real Madrid 1. In the immortal words of the C&C Music Factory, this match was one of the things that make you go “Hmmmm”. I can’t help that think that, when football’s historians return to ponder this fixture, their verdict will be a slight frown and a brief stroke of the chin.
It [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 1:56 pm

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