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Chelsea v Manchester United… again
Champions Chelsea look unstoppable. Played three Premier League matches, won all three, 14 goals scored and none conceeded. Wow is that impressive or what? Manchester United also have a top squad and Dimitar Berbatov is starting to look the part. They, like Arsenal, are two points behind, [...]
Strange question, this, sort of, but how long do you need to have been following a sport, or a particular team, before you’re allowed an opinion on it?
A week? A month? A season? A lifetime?
Get it wrong, butt in before your views are considered valid, before you’ve paid your dues or clocked up an acceptable [...]
Running out of time before the “biggest publishing event since Gutenberg” hits the wall of Blair hate tomorrow. And I still haven’t reviewed Peter Mandelson’s The Third Man.
It is an unexpected delight to read – unexpected because Mandelson, a brilliant talker with a subtle political mind, has never been much of a stylist of the [...]
Over 50 zombies staged the UK’s most unusual political protest over the long-weekend as representatives from political party ‘Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality’ took their cause direct to Parliament.
It’s comedy turn time in the Labour leadership campaign. After the unintentional humour of some of Andy Burnham’s replies to The Independent’s readers’ questions last week (the compulsory answer to the best moment of your life is the birth of your children, AB, not, “Singing ‘Dirty Old Town’ in front of family and friends from every era [...]
Rick Waghorn is at the forefront of the hyperlocal movement in the UK. I ask him about the future of news, the move from ‘not for profit’ to ‘not for loss’ and whether older hacks can keep up with the new generation.
The Wall-Mart squillionaire is the richest person to have so far neglected to become part of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s heart warming Living Pledge project.
A weekend win granted Boca Juniors head coach Claudio ‘Bichi’ Borghi a stay of execution but the knives are out for the man tackling Argentina’s mission impossible.
Defeat against Vélez Sársfield would have seen Sunday’s opponents lead Boca by nine points in the Apertura table with the campaign just four games old. Bichi was able to [...]
The second instalment of the serialisation of Chris Mullin’s sequel diaries, Decline and Fall, reminds us of one of the last mysteries of the New Labour Years. He recounts a “tantalising exchange” on 27 January with “a Cabinet minister of my acquaintance” about the attempted coup mounted against Gordon Brown by Geoff Hoon (and Patricia Hewitt) three [...]
A brief reply to Francis Beckett, in which I fall into the “Wrong” trap (right). But he says, of our appearance on Sunday Morning Live, about which I commented yesterday, that I had said that the BBC should have censored Anne Atkins and prevented her from calling Tony Blair a “war criminal”.
Unfortunately he was not [...]
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