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On Sunday I had a lie in. With my newspaper and cup of tea in bed it had all the hallmarks of an enjoyable, lazy Sunday morning. Except it wasn’t. Because instead of reading about the Egyptian situation and the latest film reviews, I should have been lined up to start a half marathon race.
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Dan Hodges. Wrong on AV. Right about the Big Society. His post at Labour Uncut is excellent:
The prime minister announced, with a flourish, his ‘big idea’. ‘Our purse is empty. But do not worry. The voluntary sector will shoulder the burden.’ The volunteers looked up with a start. ‘But we can’t. You’ve taken all our [...]
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Two features in The Guardian are consistently worth reading. The “Corrections and Clarifications” column and Steve Bell.* The C&C column is like a disclosing tablet for LBLM&C† bias, and today’s is a fine example:
A report on the revolution in Egypt incorrectly stated that Hosni Mubarak “was on a plane with his family to Sharm el-Sheikh, where [...]
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Lay Spurs at 4.4 to one
It’s been a great season to be a Spurs fan and getting into the Champions League knockout phase is just fantastic – but now it gets really tough. Milan lead Serie A and have only been beaten three times all season, [...]
One subterranean feature of the political landscape could add to the stresses on the Coalition over the next two years or so.
In a number of conversations with MPs recently, boundary changes have come up. They are required by the cut in the number of MPs from 650 to 600 at the next election. This means [...]
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for David Cameron’s ‘big society’. After just six months as a pilot city for the programme, Liverpool announced it has withdrawn from the scheme due to the pressure funding cuts are placing on the voluntary sector. You know it’s bad when everyone from the Archbishop to the celebrity backer joins in the criticism. Meanwhile down in London, the government’s big society champion Lord Wei is reducing the number of days he spends working on the project in order to free up time to ‘have a life’. He’s discovering, it seems, that sometimes there just isn’t time to fit in voluntary work around a paid job and family commitments.
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