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‘Revolutionaries’ are not armed by the West, The Foreign Desk

‘Revolutionaries’ are not armed by the West

The arguments for war in Libya are quickly falling apart. Gaddafi’s forces retain control of most of the country, with rebel forces unable to advance further than the dictates of our bombing campaign. On Saturday, one of those ‘precision’ bombs killed 14 rebels just east of Brega, in what the mainstream media have conveniently termed as ‘friendly fire’.

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 5:11 pm

The Wisdom of Mr Clynes, Eagle Eye

The Wisdom of Mr Clynes

I apologise for returning to the subject of electoral reform in The Independent on Sunday today. I had promised not to do so until the referendum, but the editor decided that the official launch of the “Yes” campaign constituted a national emergency.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 4:19 pm

The banks did cause the deficit, Eagle Eye

The banks did cause the deficit

The banking crisis gave the UK economy a heart attack and this had a disastrous impact on the public finances.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 11:19 am

Why a balanced budget amendment is economic madness, Uncategorized

Why a balanced budget amendment is economic madness

A very bad idea is back. The idea is to amend the United States Constitution to mandate a balanced federal budget. Tax income and government spending will have to match from now on, so there will be no more credit card spending for which the nation’s children will have to pick up the tab.

By | | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 12:03 am

March for What Alternative?, Eagle Eye

March for What Alternative?

In my restless search for clarity about the Alternative for which so many people marched last weekend, I have sought to answer a couple of questions posed to me by a friend who wasn’t on the march but was sympathetic to it.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 5:47 pm

Are US government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters’ brains to melt down?, Eagle Eye

Are US government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters’ brains to melt down?

I realise that the Daily Mail is now doing it on purpose, and that it did not have the conviction to put this in the print version of the newspaper, although the print headline, left, is a minor masterpiece in its own right.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 12:11 pm

Review of the new Doctor Who trailer, Arts

Review of the new Doctor Who trailer

The wait is almost over. The Doctor is nearly here. This week saw the release of the trailer for series 6 of Doctor Who, so the question is: What is in store for our Time Lord and his companions this time around?

By | Arts, Notebook | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 2:56 am

Lansley: “We expected some concern”, Eagle Eye

Lansley: “We expected some concern”

Andrew Lansley has a letter in today’s Times (pay wall), which tries to clarify – if that’s the correctly ambiguous word – the Government’s NHS changes…

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:50 pm

Eric Schmidt, the political donation, and the attempt to censor Google search results – what really happened

For those of you whose interest was piqued by the throwaway line in the New York Times report on the new Google biography by Steven Levy, and who can’t wait to buy the book on 12 April, more info on that allegation against chief executive Eric Schmidt.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:38 pm

Is this the grave of Robin Hood?, Eagle Eye

Is this the grave of Robin Hood?

Number 554. An earlier version of the same story, right, was number 553 of my Questions to Which the Answer is … You get the idea.
Thanks to Maurice Cousins.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:01 pm

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