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The second volume of Chris Mullin’s diaries – Decline and Fall – were serialised in the Mail on Sunday yesterday. Some of the anecdotes might have made a front-page lead story if there were still a Labour government, but I was surprised to see them picked up in precisely none of this morning’s newspapers.
Here are [...]
There is much to look at in the Cumbrian harbour of Whitehaven these days. There are the yachts in the marina, the many art works, the wonderful view – but most people just want to see Barney.
Barney is the harbour goose – and has been for at least 200 years. Not the same goose, I [...]
The great David Kelly silly season conspiracy story has produced one last spasm before it subsides back into the dank underworld of mere “normal” conspiracy theories.
Yesterday the BBC News at 10 led its bulletin on the comments by Nicholas Hunt, the pathologist, repeating his view, given to the Hutton Inquiry seven years ago, that Kelly [...]
A two part blog, this, to accompany my review of ‘Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview’. First of all, an overview of the books we have yet to come from Picador, Bolaño’s UK publisher; and secondly, a brief trawl through some of the best footnotes to this most fashionable – and bloggable – of authors on the [...]
I fear this Coalition might be doing strange things to those right-wing brains on Old Queen Street
Sean O’Grady, our economics editor, has wise advice for the Labour leadership candidates in The Independent on Sunday today:
First, admit that the last government – “for all the right reasons” – ramped up public spending too much and left the public finances too weak to face the crisis. Unforeseen and unprecedented as the crisis was, [...]
When I gave you the vampire bat yesterday, it was because I came across it when I was looking for something else (I’m sure that there is a word for that).
I was actually looking for the video below, showing the relative sizes of planets and stars, which I still can’t find on Olaf Davis’s blog [...]
Catching up on What I Missed on My Holidays, the most important news about the Labour leadership election over the summer was the appearance, finally, on 29 July of a YouGov opinion poll of Labour Party members.
As you can see, YouGov surveyed not only 1,184 party members but also 1,102 Labour-supporting trade unionists, and combined [...]
Like this. (Don’t you love the internet?)
Vampire running! from Carl Zimmer on Vimeo. Via Olaf Davis.
From Lord Triesman’s Spain/Russia conspiracy theories to Sir Dave Richards unexpected resignation and of course handbag gate, it’s fair to say that England’s 2018 World Cup bid has had a few low points since it was launched.
But the bid was back on track today with the announcement of a new star signing – Paul the [...]
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