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In Davos, David Cameron and George Osborne are in fact transmitting the Thatcherite message that the young fogey MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told them to in the Commons on Wednesday – “There Is No Alternative”.
Well, there is. Even if you think there is no way of avoiding dealing with the fiscal deficit, there is no need [...]
It was in January last year that Liverpool became the 100th Premier League club to lose in the FA Cup to a team from a lower division, in their case to Reading. That made them the most ’slain’ giants of the Premier League era, having lost seven times in the Cup to [...]
In the US growth looks more sustainable.
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Before Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, the world’s most wanted terrorist was known as Carlos the Jackal. He’s recently been portrayed in a golden globe winning mini-series by the French filmmaker Olivier Assayas.
It’s been a strange week as I’ve slowly started to let the secret of my marathon training out. I’ve found myself on several occasions whispering somewhat furtively to my friends that ‘I’ve got something to tell them’.
Good letter from Denis MacShane, who was in 2003 a Foreign Office minister, in The Independent today:
Nicholas Wood is being economical with history when he describes ex-President Chirac’s famous March 2003 interview in which he announced France would veto a second UN resolution on Iraq (letter, 27 January). Chirac made his statement not once but [...]
“It’s now 3 am in the morning in Egypt. Hundreds of political activists are being arrested from their homes at this moment in a very large scale operation. More reports that Police agents are pouring petrol in the streets of main squares to set them on fire during protest. Please act.”
Sony’s next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP) has just been announced, meaning that this year sees not one high profile console release but two.
UK rap music seems to be the talk of the town at the moment. With the success that Giggs has seen over the past couple of years, along with K Koke’s recent signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, UK rap might just be a genre of music to be reckoned with in the near future. Introducing Fem Fel, a south London-born lyricist who is currently making some major waves on the underground music scene. Known for his laid-back flow and thought-provoking lyrics, this artists’ name has now been placed high up in my ones to watch list for 2011.
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