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There was a flight to safety in international bond markets beginning in April (and still continuing). Britain was regarded as a safe haven before Osborne’s emergency budget.
Baffling, but true nonetheless. Republicans in Delaware have cast aside Michael Castle, the establishment figure to run for the US Senate in November, in favour of Christine O’Donnell, the Tea Party-favoured candidate (and Palin-favoured) whose whole public career thus far seems to have been built on advocating sexual abstinence, even self-abstinence, if you see what [...]
Interesting stuff as usual from Rachel Sylvester in today’s Times (pay wall). She quotes “one Tory minister” substantiating Tony Blair’s thesis (in his memoir he says that the coalition is vulnerable on crime):
We just don’t have anything to say on law and order. This should be natural territory for us but we’ve lost it. If [...]
Everyone’s talking about the Pope, more specifically today, his two pimping Mercedes M-class Pope-mobiles. I also found that he will be welcomed by the dulcet tones of that Scottish madwoman from Britain’s Got Talent – nice. This week’s TV schedule is spattered with documentaries and debates exploring the controversy surrounding Benedict’s visit, the inescapable issue [...]
Manchester United’s official Facebook fan page has become the fastest growing of any sports team in the world, registering almost 2.4m fans within two months of being set up.
The club, relatively slow to embrace Facebook as a platform for interaction with supporters compared to some of their major rivals in England [...]
Both the government and the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war are fond of asserting the independence of the inquiry. But just how independent is it? New revelations about the appointment of key officials show the role played by Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell. And there is no evidence that O’Donnell has done anything effective [...]
The 10-year bond yield peaked at around 4.2 per cent before Alistair Darling’s 24 March budget and has been falling ever since. Using the logic of the Conservative MP Matthew Hancock, one could just as easily argue that it was Labour’s budget which calmed down the markets.
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Strange, isn’t it, how Angela Knight of the British Bankers Association only seems to speak up when banks’ costs rise, never when they fall.
Super Mario, scourge of evil turtles, champion of the Mushroom Kingdom, devoted brother, expert plumber and inspiration for Bob Hoskins’ look turned 25 yesterday; what better time to take a wander down the lane of Mario games past?
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