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“Anybody who doesn’t have regrets is an idiot”, Eagle Eye

“Anybody who doesn’t have regrets is an idiot”

I haven’t covered Blair hatred for a while. It’s pretty irrelevant and I was getting no closer to understanding its psychopathology.
When a commenter on this blog says, “Blair is worse than Hitler, not in terms of scale, but in terms of honesty”, there doesn’t seem much point in even noting it. And just because Katharine [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 6:35 pm

Running Commentary by Paddy Ashdown, Eagle Eye

Running Commentary by Paddy Ashdown

Paddy Ashdown is interviewed by Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson in The Times today (pay wall). He is accurately rude about the Labour Party’s positioning:
He predicts that Labour will look increasingly like “a bunch of superannuated students shouting from the sidelines”.
But what is more interesting is his scepticism about the NHS reforms:
If someone asks me, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 5:35 pm

Clegg to go whole hog and join Tories?, Eagle Eye

Clegg to go whole hog and join Tories?

Number 545 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by William Hill in a news release this morning. Apparently the odds against Nick Clegg officially joining the Conservative Party before the next general election have been cut from 16-1 to 12-1.
Number 546 was asked by one of the best [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 5:14 pm

Best Placards on the March, Eagle Eye

Best Placards on the March

Ed Miliband has spoken. As if on cue, the anarchists in Oxford Street started scuffling with police the moment he started, so that both the BBC and Sky carried sound of his speech – unwisely comparing the demo to the suffragettes, the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid campaign – over pictures of troublemakers with [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 2:17 pm

The Tautological Description Crisis, Eagle Eye

The Tautological Description Crisis

Ed Miliband’s speech in Nottingham today, a copy of which is on Politics Home before it is on the Labour Party website, repeats the dreadful theme of the “cost of living crisis”.
Maybe it is because I is a Tory, although Peter Hoskin at the Tory Spectator describes it as an “analysis” that has “the benefit [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 6:10 pm

Rage Against this Wretched Referendum, McSmith

Rage Against this Wretched Referendum

The school where all my children were introduced to the education system and where my wife chairs the Board of Governors is fighting a losing battle against closure. Not permanent closure – closure for a day, the day being 5 May. The school is used in local elections as a polling station, but there are [...]

By | McSmith, Notebook | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 5:20 pm

NHL season reaches climax, Sport

NHL season reaches climax

Michael Kim, speaks to ESPN’s NHL analyst Barry Melrose about the tense final weeks of the NHL regular season.

By | Sport | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 5:12 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our top posts and bloggers of the week

By | Notebook | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 4:49 pm

Morality and Law, Part II, Eagle Eye

Morality and Law, Part II

A friend writes in response to my previous post, in which I said:
Suppose China or Russia had vetoed resolution 1973, rather than abstained. Would that make military action that would otherwise be morally right, to avert explicitly-threatened carnage, and supported by the Arab League, morally wrong?
He says:
Quite. This is exactly why the argument over the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 3:15 pm

Wake Wood: Clip – You Ready?, Film

Wake Wood: Clip – You Ready?

The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.

By | Film | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 3:00 pm

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