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Prince once sang, ‘…two thousand zero zero, party over, whoops, out of time. So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999’. Singing about the advent of the apocalypse (it was 1982, but he was thinking futuristic as per), the philosophy he presented was that – should such an event occur – the only thing to do would be to forget your worries and fears: and simply dance your socks off. As I’m sure we’d agree anyone would be wise to do at particularly difficult and challenging times in life.
A quick hat-tip today to the excellent Irkafirka, who took me up on the challenge of illustrating one of those vague metaphorical conceits record labels use to confuse reviewers recently.
The latest BBC report has claimed that NHS consultants are “playing the system” to benefit from overtime rates of £600 per four hour period. The story on the 6 o’clock news last week even managed to oust the devastating Brisbane floods out of the top slot.
A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring the Disney meets Final Fantasy RPG that is Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; shadow play from echochrome ii; a cacophony of destruction in Eat Them! and death from above in Angry Birds.
I saw only a small part of Ed Miliband’s interview with Andrew Marr this morning. Enough to know that he looked and sounded more confident than he did in yesterday’s disappointing speech.
Now I have had time to read the transcript, and can confirm my assumption in the previous post that, while the style might have [...]
Fighting out of the Fringes: Why is the government not actively and whole-heartedly supporting the future of University-anchored teacher training?
Almost all of us have heard at least one variation of: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach, teach teachers.” Woody Allen’s “Those who can’t do, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym” is always fun to place under your favourite PE teacher’s nose. Hopefully though we know it [...]
Ed Miliband won good notices for his interview with Andrew Marr this morning, which help to offset the poor reviews of his speech to the Fabian Society yesterday.
Much of this is to do with style, which is important (good today, not so good yesterday), but my column for The Independent on Sunday is about the [...]
On Saturday morning, 100 people gathered outside the Tunisian embassy in London. The blustering wind could not dampen their spirit; a revolution had happened. A girl standing next to me introduces herself as Kaouther Ferjani; she says that her father was a political opponent of President Ben Ali, and she has been unable to visit [...]
ComRes for the The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror tomorrow asked the official question drafted by the Electoral Commission (the Government’s earlier version, right) for the referendum in May:
At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the “alternative vote” system be used instead?
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