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It is not even as well supported by the British public as the Iraq invasion, according to a ComRes/ ITV News poll out tonight. The poll shows that 53% of people think British forces shouldn’t risk death to protect Libyan opposition forces against Gaddafi’s regime.
Only 35% agree it is right for the UK to [...]
Last week I spoke to Yohji Yamamoto, in a rare interview, at the site of “Yohji Making Waves” at the Wapping Project, East London. The designer, currently enjoying a huge retrospective at London’s V&A, posed for photographs in front of his silk wedding dress with bamboo crinoline (1998), suspended in the Project’s Boiler House, which [...]
The House of Commons is debating Libya – after the planes have gone in, for the Henry Porter Tendency who accuse Tony Blair of riding cliché over parliamentary accountability.
It seems as if it is an interesting debate, and as if Ed Miliband got the tone right in supporting liberal interventionism – a welcome recovery from [...]
We reported the massive study of Britain’s new middle class by BritainThinks, Deborah Mattinson’s new research company, in The Independent on Sunday yesterday.
The coverage included Mattinson’s account of her experience of talking about class in focus groups since the late 1980s, and three memoirs of being brought up in different classes, by an alarmingly thin [...]
Investigative journalism is one of the purest forms of journalism, or so I have discovered while carrying out an internship with a film production company. For the past month I have been a researcher for a documentary that will have an impact on the lives of thousands of people around the world. During my placement [...]
So with the new season having kicked off this weekend in Qatar, I thought it would be good to have a chat with Toby and Julian from Eurosport about what they thought would be happening in 2011, just before it all got started!
After Friday’s euphoria reality begins to set in.
MPs are getting their first chance to debate Britain’s involvement in Libya this afternoon and already there is concern being expressed about the strength of the coalition against Gaddafi and what the ‘end game’ of our involvement will be.
What is clear from listening to MPs in the debate [...]
A new word, flyjin, seems to have entered the Japanese vocabulary. A disparaging pun, it plays on the word gaijin which literally means ‘outsider’ and in everyday Japanese describes foreign people. Flyjins are those foreigners who have fled Japan during the last week and who some Japanese people now view as merely fair-weather friends.
Last Wednesday [...]
Following last week’s draw for the Champions League quarter-finals, a word about defending champions Inter. To say that they are misunderstood or underestimated in England is in itself wrong, because frankly no one really cares much about them here. As was exhibited by a Chelsea representative after the draw who claimed “we’re happy because we [...]
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