The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Bear’s Winter House by John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake
For December I’ve decided to turn the children...
Christmas undoubtedly starts way too early these...
Following on from the events of last week, we ha...
The Liberals did split when Joseph Chamberlain and his followers decided that they couldn’t live with Irish Home Rule. But Gladstone’s Liberal Party always outnumbered them.
Things aren’t perfect – they never are and never will be. But my, how things have changed…
This time last year I was breaking a rule by stepping outside in the snow. I was a danger to myself and not responsible for myself and so I was told that I had to stay inside. The rebel [...]
Few if any Manchester United fans can have failed to notice the recent coverage of Sir Alex Ferguson ‘overtaking’ Sir Matt Busby’s record reign as United manager, but in fact Ferguson overtook Busby 10 weeks ago.
The BBC Trust’s ruling in favour of the BBC’s right to bias has finally been published, a mere 13 and 11 months after the broadcasts complained of. My friend Stan Rosenthal complained about two reports of the Iraq Inquiry, on 27 November 2009 and 21 January 2010.
The Trust’s findings reproduce transcripts of both reports (starting [...]
Arles have found things incredibly tough in the French first division since winning promotion last year, and have already been forced to replace their coach after a disastrous opening two months of the season. Things have picked up slightly, but the stats still make pretty gruesome reading for Arles fans, who have seen their side win only one of their 18 games.
Not much chance of any action on the field over Christmas, I’m afraid. Mind you, I suppose it might come as a surprise to you that there was due to be any.
Cable is one of the few ministers of modern times (and this includes Labour ministers from the previous government) who has been prepared to stand up to Britain’s powerful financial and corporate interests.
I will definitely make something special of Christmas Day. I’ll call the other boats and see what the guys are up to and call my family and friends. I don’t think I’ll feel lonely at all.
Lancastrian director Danny Boyle was in London last night giving a Q&A session at a preview screening of 127 Hours, which deserves to bring him further Oscar glory following the success of Slumdog Millionaire two years ago.
For the larger banks – HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland – the subsidy was £100bn in 2009, double that of the previous year.Too-big-to-fail status is the most generous benefit of the bankers’ welfare state.
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