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Lifting the Yoke of NuLiebour Oppression, Eagle Eye

Lifting the Yoke of NuLiebour Oppression

Hurrah for the Freedom Bill, published yesterday.
Nick Clegg wrote a dreadful article for the Daily Telegraph to mark the historic occasion. It was riddled with clichés, including ”hard won British liberties” and the misuse of decimate, and rendered hard to read by bad grammar. As George Orwell said, bad writing betrays muddled thinking.
For those of you who have difficulty [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 February 2011 at 12:00 pm

Poll Alert, Eagle Eye

Poll Alert

We have a ComRes poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, part of which is shared with the Sunday Mirror. In addition to voting intention, we have asked our battery of economic tracker questions and another set on the Big Society.
Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
I have never heard of the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 February 2011 at 10:08 am

It’s All Tony Blair’s Fault – Latest, Eagle Eye

It’s All Tony Blair’s Fault – Latest

It hardly counts, because it is the Daily Star, but it is good to see one corner of the British press maintaining the old traditions:
Jobless Blamed on Blair
(The online version has “Jobless Blamed on Tony Blair”, just in case anyone thought it was Lionel.)

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 February 2011 at 9:10 am

Did Wyclef Jean help bring down Mubarak?, Eagle Eye

Did Wyclef Jean help bring down Mubarak?

Number 508 in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by the New Statesman, with a supplementary, number 508b:
Is the Haitian rapper the real reason behind Mubarak’s exit?
It follows swiftly on from number 507, asked by Samuel Coates, in the matter of a book review in the Financial Times:
Is the internet [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 10:09 pm

UFC: Bisping – “There’s only one person who’s going to be laughing on the night and that’s me”, Sport

UFC: Bisping – “There’s only one person who’s going to be laughing on the night and that’s me”

Michael Bisping has reacted furiously to a YouTube video posted by Jorge Rivera, the Manchester middleweight’s next opponent, branding the clip as “pathetic garbage”.

By | Sport | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 6:58 pm

Online House Hunter: A bathroom to die for, Notebook

Online House Hunter: A bathroom to die for

The Online House Hunter has found his perfect weekend retreat: an 11-bedroom former hunting lodge in Pitlochry.

By | Notebook, Property | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 5:53 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

The weekly round up of the top posts and bloggers

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 5:23 pm

The arrogance of an ailing dictator, Notebook

The arrogance of an ailing dictator

As I drove up the M1 towards Leicester last night, where I was due to give a speech about Palestine, I got a message saying that Hosni Mubarak would be addressing the Egyptian people at around 8pm. We all presumed that he would be leaving. In fact, he refused to step down, adding yet more fuel to the fire of the Egyptian revolution. You never can under-estimate the arrogance of an ailing dictator.

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 3:43 pm

Roy Hodgson is the signing of the season, Sport

Roy Hodgson is the signing of the season

Forget the millions spent by the Premier League big boys Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City on improving their teams. It is little West Brom that have made the best signing this season.
Today they announced that Roy Hodgson has taken charge, on a contract until the end of next season. Whether they had the former Liverpool [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 3:14 pm

The Solo Voyage Diaries: Dolphin or a cup of tea?, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: Dolphin or a cup of tea?

I respect immensely the breeding programs of the world’s conscientious zoos and wildlife parks and I recognize the need for such work, but the pod that were alongside my boat that day covered four or five miles in just a fifteen minutes before they went off to feed or have a dolphin equivalent to sit down and a cup of tea.

By | Sport | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 2:14 pm

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