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A little while ago I met up with Tensnake (aka M...
When tax-free investments were first launched in...
No, I haven’t read much of Gordon Brown’s book, Beyond the Crash. My faltering and dutiful attempt prompted musings on the fascinating and life-enhancing qualities of ditch water.
In my defence, I can only say that few others have made much more progress. Or else someone would have reported by now, seven weeks after it was [...]
I was sorry to see my friend Johann Hari (below), who once supported the invasion of Iraq, repeating some of the most awful and untrue anti-war propaganda in a Groundhog post on this blog. He says that the war “has led to the death of a million people”.
He has said it before (only it was [...]
One thing for which I respect Chris Ames is that, in his detailed knowledge of Tony Blair’s role in the Iraq war, he is as impatient as I am with the tedious misreporting of the Chilcot inquiry by the antiwar media.
He’s as antiwar as the rest of them, but that does not stop him joining [...]
Let Lord Macdonald’s report signal an end to the argument that only those who have not seen the raw intelligence are opposed to control orders.
Press release, just arrived. Repeated without comment (though I do have a disgusted-at-this-ghoulish-exploitation look on my face). The hair is “presented on a display card, perfect for framing”, apparently.
Michael Jackson hair for sale
These hairs originate from the infamous Pepsi commercial (January 27th 1984) where Jackson’s hair caught on fire.
Executive producer for the Pepsi commercial, Ralph [...]
Heroes have come and gone since the World Cup was established in 1975 so let’s have a look at some of the pivotal knocks that defined careers and gave one-day cricket the glitz and glamour that we have come to endear.
Hollywood stars are known for gracing the West End, often when taking a break from film, or to reengage with their classically-trained roots – to varying degrees of success.
I wonder if today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was one for the history books. David Cameron might have come up against the next Labour prime minister.
Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, elected last year, prefaced her question about capping the cost of credit by saying:
Last week the Prime Minister said something that I agree with: [...]
Denis Healey came to speak at the Mile End Group last night – the video is here. He was on characteristic form, presented by Peter (Professor the Lord) Hennessy and William Keegan (right), to an audience that included Nigel Lawson, David Owen, Joel Barnett, David Miliband, Andrew Adonis and mandarins from Healey’s time at the [...]
They say that the relationship between a dictator and the people of his country is like that of a lion tamer and a lion; the lion tamer knows that the lion could eat him at any point. In fact, everyone knows that the lion could eat him at any point, apart from the lion itself. Yesterday, the Egyptian people awoke from a lion’s slumber.
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