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Other parents must not go through the pain I suffer from, Notebook

Other parents must not go through the pain I suffer from

Ten months ago, in the early hours of June 11th 2010, after attending the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick Off Concert in Soweto, Zenani Mandela Jnr was killed in a tragic car accident. Zenani, my only daughter, had just turned thirteen years old on the 9th June 2010. Consequently, her unfortunate and untimely passing was a tragedy shared by millions across the globe. In this very moment; the eyes of the world would turn to road safety and as a result, would recognize the horrific toll a road accident can really take.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:27 pm

Did Winston Churchill ever win an election?, Eagle Eye

Did Winston Churchill ever win an election?

Working Class Tory repeats a formative grievance of mine from an unusual perspective. It used to be a left-wing complaint that Labour won more votes in the 1951 election while the Conservatives won more seats. WTC complains that Winston Churchill was useless at winning elections, losing in 1945, 1950 — and “losing” in 1951.
In fact the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:19 pm

A Veiled Threat: Lessons from Paris, Notebook

A Veiled Threat: Lessons from Paris

Last year France became the first country in Europe to make wearing a veil in public illegal, and now it has become the first to enforce it as yesterday two women were arrested outside Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. It was a drop in the ocean for religious tolerance but outrage rippled out from the city across the [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:02 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:37 am

Caught & Social: Taking time off to get married…, Notebook

Caught & Social: Taking time off to get married…

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:20 am

Cote D’Ivoire: neo-colonialism in action, Notebook

Cote D’Ivoire: neo-colonialism in action

I do not have an opinion on who should be the President of the Ivory Coast, and must admit that my knowledge of the country’s history is somewhat lacking. However, I do know that the military of France, it’s former colonial power, have no right to invade an African country, let alone help one side of an internal conflict over-power another.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:03 am

The Lib Dem Tax Sop, Eagle Eye

The Lib Dem Tax Sop

A belated footnote to the exchange I had with Matt Chorley, my brilliant colleague, in the pages of The Independent on Sunday about Nick Clegg. The feature arose because, after the Deputy Prime Minister’s interview with Jemima Khan in the New Statesman in which he said he sometimes cried listening to music, some of the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 10:27 am

Red Riding Hood: Exclusive Interview With Amanda Seyfried, Film

Red Riding Hood: Exclusive Interview With Amanda Seyfried

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.

By | Film | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 9:49 am

Online House Hunter: The country beckons, Property

Online House Hunter: The country beckons

Our Online House Hunter looks at some good news coming out of the prime country market

By | Property | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 7:05 am

iBet: Both Manchester United and Chelsea hate to lose, Sport

iBet: Both Manchester United and Chelsea hate to lose

The best bet in the Champions League games tonight might be to expect plenty of bookings in the Man United v Chelsea clash. We called the first game right, laying over 3.5 goals in a game that looked open on paper, but produced just one goal in practice.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:01 am

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