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By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 10:20 am

iBet: Scotland and the Six Nations, Sport

iBet: Scotland and the Six Nations

Scotland v Wales, Six Nations, Saturday 12 February, 5pm
Back Scotland with a 14pt start at Evs, generally available
Not much football to go at over the next couple of days so it’s a good chance to take a look at the RBS Six Nations Rugby Union clashes coming up. England have been heavily backed to beat [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Straw: I tried to stop crazed warmonger, Eagle Eye

Straw: I tried to stop crazed warmonger

Thus the reporting of the Iraq Inquiry hearings ends, as it began, with distortion. The Evening Standard puts this headline on the former Foreign Secretary’s evidence:
Jack Straw: I told Tony Blair days before Iraq invasion not to send British troops
At least intelligent readers can work out for themselves that the headline does not reflect the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 9:47 pm

Who and Why is Craig Oliver?, Eagle Eye

Who and Why is Craig Oliver?

I can offer no snippets about the private life of Craig Oliver, the Prime Minister’s new head of communications. But I can make two observations.
1. He was responsible for the BBC’s election night programme. I can remember Andrew Neil on a boat (right). I can remember giving up on the BBC’s coverage because Sky, ITV [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 6:57 pm

Looking bad on interest rates, Chunomics

Looking bad on interest rates

At their very impressive economic briefing this morning analysts from the Institute for fiscal Studies and Barclays suggested that inflation was more of a danger than the Treasury and the Bank of England might think – because so much of the potential ability of the economy to produce goods and services was wiped out in the recession.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 6:05 pm

High-Minded Vacuities, Eagle Eye

High-Minded Vacuities

David Cameron did it last week, so Lloyd Evans, who provides the best review of Prime Minister’s Questions for the Spectator, could be forgiven for it this week. They both referred to the House of Commons as the “mother of parliaments”.
England is the mother of parliaments.
But Evans captured the essence of today’s unusually consensual exchanges [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 5:48 pm

Why Luis Suarez will be a hit at Anfield, Sport

Why Luis Suarez will be a hit at Anfield

Luis Suarez will make his Liverpool debut tonight against Stoke and could make an instant impact. The Reds new no.7, who celebrated his 24th birthday last month, has moved at a good stage in his career.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 3:58 pm

Motorcycle Diaries – Round up of MotoGP Test at Sepang, where the Hair Bear finishes top!, Notebook

Motorcycle Diaries – Round up of MotoGP Test at Sepang, where the Hair Bear finishes top!

So after the first proper test of the MotoGp season are we any closer to knowing who will be doing what during this season?
Well yes, its pretty damn obvious Honda are super fast, Pedrosa and Stoner looking immense (especially when you consider Stoner has not had long to get used to his new [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 2:23 pm

Rugby League: The Northern Rail Cup still has a purpose, Sport

Rugby League: The Northern Rail Cup still has a purpose

If the Championship reshuffle takes the course that has been mooted this week, the Northern Rail Cup will not be around in its current format – as an essentially pre-season competition – for very much longer.
The feeling is that clubs should start by going straight into league matches, with the Cup to be slotted in [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 1:34 pm

iBet: Rovers are ripe for goals, Sport

iBet: Rovers are ripe for goals

Bristol Rovers v Milton Keynes Dons
Lay under 1.5 goals at 3.4 to one
Bristol Rovers are fresh from a 6-1 thrashing by fellow League One strugglers Walsall. Tonight they meet promotion chasing Milton Keynes Dons, who are in the play-off places despite having conceded more goals away from home (27) than anyone [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 1:00 am

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