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When you have a friend like Cameron, who needs enemies?, Eagle Eye

When you have a friend like Cameron, who needs enemies?

As we usher in the new lunar year, the Year of the Rabbit, Chinese families everywhere will be gathering for their reunion dinner to forgive each other and pay respect to our elders.

Will China forgive Cameron for his foolish rant about ‘authoritarian capitalism’?

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 1:23 pm

Freedom fighters, terrorists, democracy activists and looters, Notebook

Freedom fighters, terrorists, democracy activists and looters

If there is one thing the uprisings in Tunisia and now in Egypt prove it is this; no matter how far you bend your back to appease your oppressor slash bank-roller, they will never hesitate to abandon you at the first sight of trouble.

By | Notebook | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 1:05 pm

Traffic to independent.co.uk from Egypt, The Foreign Desk

Traffic to independent.co.uk from Egypt

I love graphs, but some are just frightening. See, right, traffic to Independent.co.uk from Egypt over the last few days, following the government’s decision to cut off access to the internet . Follow our continuing coverage of the situation in Cairo here. 

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 1:01 pm

The Sports Lawyer: ‘As part of any legal claim, Andy Gray will inevitably seek to argue laddish behaviour was accepted, endorsed, part of the culture at Sky’, Sport

The Sports Lawyer: ‘As part of any legal claim, Andy Gray will inevitably seek to argue laddish behaviour was accepted, endorsed, part of the culture at Sky’

THE SPORTS LAWYER is actually a posse of Britain’s brightest lawyers, from the Sport & Media team at the UK law firm, Thomas Eggar, who will be contributing features, analysis and insight on a regular basis on the key sports law issues of the day. In TSL’s latest column, Paul Gaff and Andrew Nixon consider the legal implications of the ‘Lino-gate’ story that cost Andy Gray and Richard Keys their jobs

By | Sport | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 12:53 pm

The NHS reforms are misunderstood, Notebook

The NHS reforms are misunderstood

The government’s NHS reforms will mean a greater role than ever before for competition, markets and independent providers of healthcare. They will shift the NHS from a centrally managed system to a regulated industry, similar to the gas and telecoms sectors.

By | Notebook | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 12:19 pm

Sanctimonious Arsenal setting a diving double standard, Sport

Sanctimonious Arsenal setting a diving double standard

In the fourth round of the FA Cup Arsenal’s Theo Walcott went down a little easily under a challenge in the area from Leeds United’s Alex Bruce. The referee did not see fit to award a penalty nor did he issue a yellow card which would have been the appropriate course of action had he felt that the Arsenal winger had dived.

By | Sport | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 12:08 pm

Games review roundup: Dead Space 2; Mario Sports Mix; Spare Parts; Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!, Games

Games review roundup: Dead Space 2; Mario Sports Mix; Spare Parts; Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring sci-fi frights from Dead Space 2; sports with a twist with Mario Sports Mix; doing the robot in Spare Parts and an unleashing of clockwork Marios in Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 12:07 pm

iBet: Ireland will struggle in the Six Nations, Sport

iBet: Ireland will struggle in the Six Nations

Ireland are really struggling with injuries and may be worth laying for the RBS Six Nations Championship starting this weekend.

By | Sport | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 11:57 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best on the web

By | Digital Digest | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 11:12 am

Q&A: Beatboxer MC Xander, Arts

Q&A: Beatboxer MC Xander

Introductions first. Mc Xander, a 27 year-old singer, rapper, and “general noisemaker” from London, is “by far the most musical, talented beatboxer out there”…

By | Arts | Monday, 31 January 2011 at 8:23 am

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