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Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Euro-MP, asks number 541 in saying generous things about my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. I had better not draw attention to the fact that he was the subject of number 258, and direct the reader’s attention instead to my praise for him here.
Meanwhile, I am grateful [...]
It’s National Open House Day on Saturday – an initiative by Strutt & Parker estate agents
Ever since it stormed onto our screens four years ago, Skins has never been far away from controversy. Now on it’s fifth series and third group of teenagers to be launched into a whirlwind of debauchery, I caught up with Jessica Sula and Sean Teale who play Grace and Nick in the show, as they talk about the mixed reactions to this series and their own experiences with sex and drugs.
Wales v England, Euro 2012 Qualifiers, Saturday 3pm
Back England at 1-2
Wales have only scored once in their three qualifying games so far – against Switzerland, Montenegro and Bulgaria – so they won’t be relishing a competitive game against the old enemy England. In contrast England have only conceded once and have scored seven times. Put [...]
£4.2 billion is spent on obesity every year by the NHS. Pretty huge. This astonishing amount of money is spent on gastric bypass operations, stomach stapling, jaw wiring, cosmetic surgery and medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and numerous other problems brought on by living lazily on a diet of, well, crap.
Today, whilst lazing [...]
A shocking trend worsened at Prime Minister’s Questions today. I do not refer to the Speaker’s habit of adding on time for stoppages. (Today’s was not the worst, possibly because the Budget was following – the last question was called at nearly 12.32 – I haven’t kept a record, but I am sure that others [...]
The bomb in Jerusalem today reminds me of a dog that hasn’t barked for a while – since, according to the BBC, 2004. There was a time, it seemed, when suicide bombings were a frequent occurrence in Israeli life, especially in Jerusalem. Then they built The Wall.
The separation barrier was widely condemned outside Israel. Plainly, [...]
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