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Where continuity is seen as the key to long term success – is it possible that chop and change is the key to short-term survival?
Skirmishes between Palestinian refugees from Syria and Lebanon and Israeli security forces ended with at least a dozen deaths and scores more injured on Sunday. Thousands of protesters boarded buses and descended on borders at the Golan Heights, Gaza strip and West Bank to reject Israel’s ongoing incursion on the anniversary of the Nakba. They [...]
Green homes and green buildings are back on the political agenda – our Online House Hunter points you in the direction of ways to save money and save the planet.
Cardiff v Reading, Championship play-off semi-final, second leg
Lay under 1.5 goals at 2.25 to one
A lot of pundits predicted a goals fest in the first leg, but I went low on goals and was rewarded with a 0-0. I think many forget that the dynamics are that the end of the first leg is [...]
Paul Dacre last week continued the Daily Mail’s odious peddling of the most offensive conspiracy theory, about the death of David Kelly. New readers may want to consult the green-ink archive on this blog, and to recall that David Aaronovitch has an outstanding invitation to debate any of the conspiracy theorists in public.
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De Grauwe’s point is that the severe austerity that northern European policy makers are imposing on crisis-gripped southern states, in return for bailout funds, is undermining the legitimacy of the entire European monetary project.
Even the anorexic in me can’t get my head around this.
As one of ‘those’ people who, if forced to lunch on the go, will stand and scrutinise the nutritional contents of rows and rows of sandwiches, salads and sushi boxes (if I haven’t already memorised them all), I have witnessed a noticable amount of shrinkage [...]
As caretakers go, the IMF’s acting leader, First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky is at the top of the janitorial premier league. Were it not for his nationality and the fact that he has declared he wants to stand down from Fund duties since the autumn, he would be a perfectly plausible candidate to take over from Strauss-Kahn permanently. As an American, however, he is by long convention debarred from the top job at the IMF, the usual rule being that an American runs the World Bank (currently Robert Zoellick) and a European gets to be boss of the IMF.
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