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I know the answer to this one! It’s number 394 in the series. Thanks to Robert for supplying this photograph.
Sorry – I missed number 392. That was asked on Saturday by champion contributor Mike Smithson at Political Betting:
Is Balls at Defence the coalition’s biggest fear?
A rather unenlightening “Diary of a Civil Servant” in The Observer yesterday. Its anonymous author opines that “leakers have different motives”, and suggests that ministers and their advisers sometimes leak “for political advantage”.
The most vulnerable time for any minister is when their policy proposal is sent round a cabinet committee for approval. If a colleague [...]
Number 393 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Irish Central.
The first paragraph of its report is number 393a, rephrasing the question in fuller and sillier form:
Did Aristotle Onassis have Bobby Kennedy [right] killed by a member of the PLO in October 1968 because Bobby was trying to [...]
I wrote a few weeks ago about what it’s like to be Aaronovitched.
Last week, alas, I was Marquanded.
Several days before seeing a preview for the latest edition of Prospect, I asked Laurence Earle, the Executive here who was looking after the Viewspaper, if I could write an essay for him on Edmund Burke. He said [...]
Marvellous snippet in Clive Crook’s typically elegant and incisive column this morning.
“… Yet voters are not choosing the Republican alternative. On this, the polls could hardly be clearer. Mr Obama, despite his slide in popularity of the past two years, is better liked than either party in Congress. According to Gallup, the president’s job approval [...]
I’ve been scouring the newspapers for domestic cricket news. And something rather startling has occurred to me. There isn’t any. Honestly. Absolutely none whatsoever. To the point where I’ve started to think, ‘Hang on, have I made this whole thing up? Does cricket actually exist? Or did I just dream it?’
Because now I stop to [...]
Giles Lucas looks back at the latest weekend of Premier League action…
“We were immense,” rejoiced one Seasider supporter on an online forum. “The most fantastic result I have ever witnessed in all my 40 years supporting Blackpool,” said another. Followers of the Tangerines will long remember 3 October 2010. For it was the historic [...]
Worth the annual subscription on its own, this morning’s Financial Times performs an excellent service in destroying some of the falsities and myths that service what passes for a debate on immigration.
The data and analysis can be found here (£), as can James Boxell’s superb exercise in myth-busting.
It’s a great cut-out and keep page. Cut [...]
Get used to it. The big publishers of the future may no longer be the news organisations of old but companies that want to sell you stuff: shoes, gadgets, holidays. Companies that have a story to tell and the money to get it told.
For many journalists this could be their future. Just take a [...]
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