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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

Hodgson, the Olympic Stadium and a managerial transfer window, Sport

Hodgson, the Olympic Stadium and a managerial transfer window

Roy Hodgson looks a good choice for West Bromwich Albion. He did a very good job at Fulham last season and was voted Manager of the Year by his fellow bosses.

By | Sport | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 2:12 pm

Championship Preview: Boardroom storm unhelpful as Sky Blues prepare for Palace, Sport

Championship Preview: Boardroom storm unhelpful as Sky Blues prepare for Palace

Coventry fans will never forget Tortuous Thursday. After the Sky Blues clinched the commission needed to erect a statute of their most celebrated manager, Jimmy Hill, news later broke of a boardroom storm.

By | Sport | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 12:43 pm

India’s protection against Egypt style rebellions, The Foreign Desk

India’s protection against Egypt style rebellions

Questions have frequently been asked in India during the past three weeks about whether the type of uprising seen in Cairo’s Tahrir Square could happen there, with a street-level rebellion occupying a city centre and spreading across the country to such a degree that it topples (or almost topples) the national government.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 12:16 pm

Will Royal wedding put people in an AV mood?, Eagle Eye

Will Royal wedding put people in an AV mood?

Number 506 in the increasingly ridiculous series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the often embarrassing Yes campaign in the referendum on the Alternative Vote:
Around the wedding it will be a coming-into-summer, more optimistic, more of a yes mood.
Jim Pickard at the fine FT Westminster blog has repackaged this preposterous [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 12:07 pm

How the Coalition’s Freedom Agenda will promote happiness, Eagle Eye

How the Coalition’s Freedom Agenda will promote happiness

“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage”

Or so said Thucydides, the ancient Greek historian.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 11:59 am

Caught & Social: The critics’ choices, Notebook

Caught & Social: The critics’ choices

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By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 11:22 am

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