The war-mongerers are at it again, or the peace-mongerers should I say? That is why we should bomb Libya; to tear down the tyrant Gaddafi, to establish peace and to ‘liberate’ the Libyan people.
The Bahraini government destroyed the Pearl Roundabout this week, hoping to erase the stain of the uprising from it’s memory, but thousands [...]
On Saturday March 19th, the Egyptian people voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a referendum, proposed by the army, to make several amendments to the constitution. However, no national dialogue has taken place in planning the amendments, and many activists who participated in the revolution believe that the referendum fails to address their demands.
Number 533 in the world-famous series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Anthony Tucker-Jones on Channel 4 News.
There were a lot of similar questions asked, with similar answers, about Iraq, as I remember. And Afghanistan, although those were more along the lines of, Is Afghanistan Britain’s Afghanistan (1842), or Is Afghanistan [...]
I received an email the other day from Darren Canning, which I reproduce with his permission. I think it speaks for itself:
I joined the Labour Party in 2005 to help fight an election where I feared Tony Blair’s New Labour could be defeated on the basis of the Iraq war. I had been a supporter [...]
Having taken four wickets and bowled with the confidence of a man who had been on the international scene for several years, it is hard to imagine that 29-year-old James Tredwell was taking part in only his fifth ODI; claiming his first wicket for England in the process. The Kent spinner showed tremendous discipline and perseverance to help England over the line by the skin of their teeth.
Remarkable anecdote in James Forsyth’s Spectator column this week:
One Secretary of State is so fed up with his department’s refusal to answer his questions that he has asked a friend of his, an MP, to put in a Freedom of Information request.
The article provides an interesting assessment, suggesting that a mood close to panic is [...]
Some of those in the local authority world who I have spoken to suspect a political agenda here, noting that some of the biggest council losers are Labour-controlled.
In many ways, Everton have struggled to hit the statistical heights in the Premier League era. Of the seven ever-present Premier League clubs, Everton will be the last to reach the coveted 1,000 points total – they are still 39 points short.
(Tottenham were the sixth club to reach the target this February when [...]
Watching Ireland play in this World Cup has not felt much like watching amateurs. There has been a tangible chasm between their performances and those of Canada, Kenya, the Netherlands and even Zimbabwe.
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