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“Banging the Drum Against Human Rights”, Eagle Eye

“Banging the Drum Against Human Rights”

I like to think that I can spot a Media Lens shill from two feet away from a computer screen. But Ellie Keen got past the defences and it was not until her third email that I detected the distinctive edge of hard-left psycho-ideology.
For those of you who are not familiar with this cult of admirers of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 27 February 2011 at 3:18 pm

Late Book Review, Eagle Eye

Late Book Review

The things you find on YouTube. An interview I did with US National Public Radio on the day of the publication of Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey. It came up with a heading “Bush Derangement Syndrome”, which seemed apposite.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 27 February 2011 at 2:44 pm

Can your dreams predict the future?, Eagle Eye

Can your dreams predict the future?

Fast, and thick. Number 521 in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the Daily Mail on behalf of Richard Wiseman, professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.
The clue to to the answer lies in the full title of Prof Wiseman’s book, from which the two-page spread is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 February 2011 at 1:24 pm

Could Jim Davidson be reinvented for a 21st century audience?, Eagle Eye

Could Jim Davidson be reinvented for a 21st century audience?

Number 520 in the series asked by the BBC.
Thanks to PaulH61.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 February 2011 at 11:48 am

Eating Disorders – the good, the bad and the ugly, Notebook

Eating Disorders – the good, the bad and the ugly

Thank God it’s Friday. Here’s a treat for you – Ilona’s Guide to the ins and outs and highs and lows of Anorexia and Bulimia:
The Good

You’re invincible (until you collapse in a heap or wind up on bedrest with a tube up your nose)
You’re in control (of everything except your thoughts, relationships, health, oh [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 6:32 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our weekly list of the top posts and bloggers

By | Notebook | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 4:51 pm

The folly of paying bankers in shares, Eagle Eye

The folly of paying bankers in shares

Paying bonuses in shares does not automatically align the interests of bankers with shareholders. And the new safeguards are probably too weak to make any substantive difference to bankers’ behaviour.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 3:16 pm

A Shadow Chancellor from Outside the Shadow Cabinet?, Eagle Eye

A Shadow Chancellor from Outside the Shadow Cabinet?

Ed Miliband wanted his brother David to be shadow chancellor, rather than Ed Balls, when Alan Johnson stood down. So The Sun reported yesterday and it has not been denied. I can imagine why David was not keen: having to take orders from his brother, with whose politics he disagrees, while fending off the continuing [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 2:40 pm

Q & A on the NBA transfer deadline day, Sport

Q & A on the NBA transfer deadline day

Michael Kim, host of ESPN America’s SportsCenter, talks to ESPN’s resident NBA expert Mark Stein about the league’s recent big name trades and his support for Manchester City.

By | Sport | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 1:09 pm

Championship preview: Swans seek to glide past Leeds as fans predict promotion outcome, Sport

Championship preview: Swans seek to glide past Leeds as fans predict promotion outcome

The Swans are swimming upstream. After gliding past the play-off place current, by drowning Middlesbrough, Doncaster and Coventry in defeat, Swansea look happy in second place. Their visitors in tomorrow’s lunch-time meeting keep afflicting opposing coaches with worry, for Simon Grayson’s Leeds are unbeaten in seven games, the latest three of which have been awash [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 12:58 pm

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