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Wales v Ireland, Six Nations Championship, Saturday 5pm
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Wales have put a bad 2010 behind them with impressive wins in Scotland and Italy and there was no disgrace in beating beaten by England by seven points last time out. They are a normally strong at the Millennium Stadium and indeed that [...]
The madness, the madness. I thought this Question to Which the Answer is No was just Mike Smithson, under the illusion that every headline on his Political Betting posts has to qualify for my series. But no, he was merely repeating number 530, asked in all swivel-eyed seriousness by Owen Jones at Liberal Conspiracy (no, [...]
Another ‘million person march’ happened in an Arab state earlier this week. Headline news, you might think. At least on Al Jazeera? Whilst the media continue to focus exclusively on events in Libya, the huge march in the south of Yemen was ignored.
The Qatari-based news channel has played an intriguing role throughout the recent wave [...]
Number 529 in the world famous series, asked by the BBC.
Thanks to PaulH61 and Arieh Kovler.
Decisions sometimes go for you or against you. As if the referee was going to change anything after the final whistle. Managers have to show restraint and discipline. Their continual rantings at the fourth official are pathetic and so was Wenger’s behaviour.
The Mayor of London was quick to lap up the publicity surrounding the recent launch of the Chinese Business Association (CBA) set up by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) with his “backing”. The Mayor promised to do all he can “to ensure this city retained its competitive edge…” yet, ironically, he is now busy closing down his office in Shanghai! This illustrates well the short-sightedness of public expenditure cuts in the UK in response to the fragile world economy, coming also on the back of the closure of its Indian offices last year.
If only they televised the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Non middle aged men in suits arguing about monetary policy mightn’t sound like your ideal viewing, but forget the jargon and the data sets – this is real human drama played out for the highest possible stakes.
Think mad men. Think massive egos. Thinks some [...]
In recent weeks we’ve seen a referee dismiss 36 people and one player dismissed for wrestling a ‘Borat look-alike’. The strange goings on for the men in black continued during last night’s Premier League tie between Everton and Birmingham.
So apart from failures by major universal banks in countries that account for almost 40 per cent of EU (plus Switzerland) GDP universal banking has proved itself entirely safe.
If you are a fan of the great outdoors then you may be interested to hear about the Open Air Laboratories (Opal) network, an exciting new initiative for anyone with an interest in nature. Opal aims to create and inspire a new generation of nature lovers by getting people to explore, study, enjoy and protect [...]
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