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I’ve been a runner for many years now but in recent weeks I’ve noticed it’s starting to take over my life.
As the end of January approaches, most of the population heaves a sigh of relief, glad to see the misery month draw to a close. But for us London Marathon wannabes it means the reality [...]
The suave French actor, famous for his performance as the eponymous hit man in Léon, and Captain Bezu Fache in The Da Vinci Code, speaks about his new film, his best man Nicolas Sarcozy and why he likes playing the bad guy.
Blackpool v Man Utd, Premier League, Kick off 7.30pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.5 to one with Betfair
Two of the Premier League’s most prolific teams for goals meet tonight and I just have to bet on there being at least two. No-one in the division has bagged more goals than the Red Devil’s 48 and [...]
I have now read and enjoyed Ed Miliband’s favourite book, Michael Lewis’s The Blind Side, and it is every bit as good as my correspondent said it was. I don’t know how good the film, starring Sandra Bullock, is, but it is a made-for-movies story. The fairytale of Michael Oher, a successful American footballer from [...]
Twitter is good, partly because it is so simple. As I have said before, at rather more than 140 characters’ length. So why do they make a new version that is more complicated? And why do they force people off the old version by repeatedly asking anyone left on it question number 492 in my [...]
By John Rentoul | | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 6:49 pm
Sir Richard Lambert, retiring boss of the CBI has had a fairly comprehensive blast at the Government’s “supply side” polices on the economy, and especially Vince Cable, asking the key question; “Where’s the growth going to come from?”
The entire article is an outpouring of loathing of people of whose sexuality Ms Phillips disapproves, but you can at least seen the lineaments of known facts in most of the claims made to support her case.
Rob Marchant on what’s wrong with the signature sound bite of Ed Miliband’s recent speeches and articles:
The awkward truth is that there is no progressive majority, at least, not in the sense being proposed. A combination of the left wing of the Lib Dems and our own current political direction would not be the same as [...]
I don’t read Henry Porter, but I know a man who does. Norman Geras, in fact. Whose journey into Didmagnacartadieinvainland yields this gem of idiocy on the Chilcot inquiry:
As with the other inquiries into Iraq, the British public has been deprived of proper satisfaction. We don’t need a show trial, just a sense that penitence [...]
THE HAT-TRICK HEROES
The curious case of Dimitar Berbatov; the Bulgarian striker is the league’s top scorer, has an extraordinary habit of recording goals galore in single games, but often finishes matches without fretting the score line. Birmingham met the menacing part of his forte on Saturday.
Alex Mcleish’s men endured a three-goal onslaught from the [...]
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