Bob Crow died not knowing how well off he was, t...
There’s something not quite right at Barcelona...
A little while ago I met up with Tensnake (aka M...
“I never thought I’d see you two and food in the same room at the same time.”
It was my Uncle Jack’s funeral today. A beautiful mass, the perfect sending off.
This came in the pub afterwards. Three or four generations gathered in an old room round the back of the bar. I was chatting away to [...]
I do not actually know the answer to this question, posed by Sunder Katwala on the basis of a line in a Benedict Brogan post, so it does not yet qualify as number 517 in my “illuminating“ series.
Katwala does a brilliant job of tracing Blair’s pretended interest in AV Plus, or AV Top-Up, the compromise system [...]
So now there’s a four-way split on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, MPC. A bit like the proverbial swan, the serenity of monetary policy and interest rates left constant for a year or more disguises the furious paddling rows beneath the surface. Never before has the Committee been so split. And yet, these [...]
It is an old device, but a good one, and Francis Beckett seems to have put together a fine collection of essays for a book on a variation of the theme, The Prime Ministers Who Never Were, to be published next month:
Austen Chamberlain Stephen Bates
J. R. Clynes Phil Woolas
Lord Halifax Hugh Purcell
Oswald Mosley [...]
The precise nature of the challenge in the World Club Challenge is getting your side to peak so early in the domestic season.
Having seen Wigan at Bradford last Sunday, I don’t really have many doubts in my mind that they are going to beat St George-Illawarra. They were firing on very nearly all cylinders at [...]
I have always believed in smart suits, ties etc on duty for matches etc. Now sports scientists at the University of Portsmouth studied the effect that coaches’ appearances had on a players impression of their competence.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani has problems with both of his eyes, one of his kidneys has been removed and the other has been reduced a quarter by a surgeon’s knife. His gall bladder has also been taken out. A pacemaker on his heart was replaced a couple of years ago. He is 81 years [...]
In autumn 2000, during Britain’s wettest September to November period since records began, widespread flooding caused significant damage to large parts of England and Wales.
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