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Anyhow, my purpose in trying to get to grips with deficit reduction plans was to strengthen my defences against my admirable colleague, Steve Richards, who in his column in The Independent today urges Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to reject my advice:
They must not fall into the trap of apologising for the level of spending [...]
Killing Bono is a rock ‘n’ roll comedy about two Irish brothers struggling to forge their path through the 1980’s music scene, whilst the meteoric rise to fame of their old school pals U2 only serves to cast them deeper into the shadows.
It’s June 2010. The hottest day of the year so far and less than one week until the 112-mile Marmotte cycle event in the French Alps. On something of a whim, we’d decided to ride from London to the start line, below the iconic 21 hairpin turns of Alpe d’Huez in the town of Bourg [...]
We are always being told there are no easy games at International level. Well that theory was put to the test on Saturday when England stolled and passed their way to a comfortable 2-0 win over Wales in Cardiff. Just as it did in the World Cup, England look to have an easy qualifying Group. [...]
Who wants to go in goal? It’s a question worthy of inclusion in John Rentoul’s series ‘Questions to which the answer is no‘.
Anyone who’s ever kicked a ball in a park will know that finding volunteers to stand between the sticks is about as easy as convincing Arsene Wenger to open his cheque book.
Which makes [...]
A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
What is the difference between Labour’s plan to cut the deficit and the Coalition plan?
Two nuggets prompted this. One was George Osborne’s assertion that the Labour plan set out by Alistair Darling before the election was for spending cuts only £2bn smaller than the £16bn he was proposing for this fiscal year, 2011-12.
The other was [...]
SOURCE CODE centers on a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal, JARHEAD) who, as part of an experimental government program finds himself in the body of an unknown commuter living and reliving a harrowing train bombing until he can find out who is responsible…
It has become something a catchphrase for the Conservatives and the campaign against electoral reform to say that there are only three countries in the world who use AV and that one of them – the pacific island chain of Fiji – is so fed up with the system that it that it’s planning to [...]
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