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British military action against Gaddafi: for and against, Eagle Eye

British military action against Gaddafi: for and against

I haven’t had time to do a complete round-up, but here’s what I have so far…

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 20 March 2011 at 9:51 pm

Is there a link between indie music and Gnosticism?, Eagle Eye

Is there a link between indie music and Gnosticism?

A rash of Questions to Which the Answer is No. Number 534, above, was asked of Bob Hardy at The Guardian.
Then we have number 535:
Mike Huckabee, a man to watch?
Number 536:
Will Tories’ honesty and new-found oomph be enough?
And number 537:
Could Artifical Intelligence Replace The Human Radio Personality?
Mind you, I’m not sure about that last one.
(Thanks [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 20 March 2011 at 7:30 pm

War is peace, Notebook

War is peace

The war-mongerers are at it again, or the peace-mongerers should I say?  That is why we should bomb Libya; to tear down the tyrant Gaddafi, to establish peace and to ‘liberate’ the Libyan people.
The Bahraini government destroyed the Pearl Roundabout this week, hoping to erase the stain of the uprising from it’s memory, but thousands [...]

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 March 2011 at 9:19 am

Egypt: From revolution to referendum, The Foreign Desk

Egypt: From revolution to referendum

On Saturday March 19th, the Egyptian people voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a referendum, proposed by the army, to make several amendments to the constitution. However, no national dialogue has taken place in planning the amendments, and many activists who participated in the revolution believe that the referendum fails to address their demands.

By | The Foreign Desk | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 2:56 pm

Libya: Europe’s Vietnam?, Eagle Eye

Libya: Europe’s Vietnam?

Number 533 in the world-famous series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Anthony Tucker-Jones on Channel 4 News.
There were a lot of similar questions asked, with similar answers, about Iraq, as I remember. And Afghanistan, although those were more along the lines of, Is Afghanistan Britain’s Afghanistan (1842), or Is Afghanistan [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 1:09 pm

Whither the Blair Generation?, Eagle Eye

Whither the Blair Generation?

I received an email the other day from Darren Canning, which I reproduce with his permission. I think it speaks for itself:
I joined the Labour Party in 2005 to help fight an election where I feared Tony Blair’s New Labour could be defeated on the basis of the Iraq war. I had been a supporter [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 12:12 pm

Cricket World Cup: Arise Sir Tredwell….

Having taken four wickets and bowled with the confidence of a man who had been on the international scene for several years, it is hard to imagine that 29-year-old James Tredwell was taking part in only his fifth ODI; claiming his first wicket for England in the process. The Kent spinner showed tremendous discipline and perseverance to help England over the line by the skin of their teeth.

By | Sport | Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 11:57 am

Tory panic attack, Eagle Eye

Tory panic attack

Remarkable anecdote in James Forsyth’s Spectator column this week:
One Secretary of State is so fed up with his department’s refusal to answer his questions that he has asked a friend of his, an MP, to put in a Freedom of Information request.
The article provides an interesting assessment, suggesting that a mood close to panic is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 9:43 pm

All are not equal when it comes to the cuts, Eagle Eye

All are not equal when it comes to the cuts

Some of those in the local authority world who I have spoken to suspect a political agenda here, noting that some of the biggest council losers are Labour-controlled.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 7:34 pm

Everton seek perfect 10 against Fulham, Sport

Everton seek perfect 10 against Fulham

In many ways, Everton have struggled to hit the statistical heights in the Premier League era. Of the seven ever-present Premier League clubs, Everton will be the last to reach the coveted 1,000 points total – they are still 39 points short.
(Tottenham were the sixth club to reach the target this February when [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 5:30 pm

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