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“Born on a cloud, suckled on unicorn milk”, Eagle Eye

“Born on a cloud, suckled on unicorn milk”

Howard Jacobson, yesterday:
It’s been said that when Cameron lost Andy Coulson as his communications director he lost not only a skilled operator but a link to the concerns of the ordinary voter.
Cameron, as we know, was born on a cloud, suckled on unicorn milk, and kept apart from untitled men and women until he assumed [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 6:21 pm

Fighting out of the Fringes: The last of the lake, Arts

Fighting out of the Fringes: The last of the lake

After talking about our current Rough Fiction project for almost a year now the first draft has finally been written.  “The Last of the Lake” is finished, for now.  From the first meeting in a steam room and sauna with a waterproof notepad many late nights have passed.  Obviously with less “gadgety” stationery but equally as [...]

By | Arts | Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 5:21 pm

Revenge of the Mandarins, Eagle Eye

Revenge of the Mandarins

The Iraq Inquiry is winding up. The last re-interviewees appear this week, ending with Jack Straw on Wednesday. Then we wait for the report, and the completely predictable reaction – “whitewash” – from the London-based liberal media and culturati when it fails to find that Tony Blair is a liar and a criminal.
That said, there [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 5:10 pm

“That’s all Boris’s”, Eagle Eye

“That’s all Boris’s”

A snippet from Amanda Platell in the Daily Mail:
A week before the 2010 election, I was ­flying back to London with David Cameron. As he gazed out of the window over the city, I said: ‘That could all be yours.’ He smiled and replied: ‘No, that’s all Boris’s.’
Boris Johnson preys on Cameron’s mind more than [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 29 January 2011 at 12:50 pm

Iraq: “honest people did and can still disagree”, Eagle Eye

Iraq: “honest people did and can still disagree”

Another fine anonymous contribution to the Groundhog debate about the Iraq invasion by rms3, whose comment on my blog I wrote about here. Today rms3, who opposed the invasion but from a reasonable perspective, has replied to Johann Hari:
Much as I admire your writing in general and the intent and spirit behind this piece, I [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 29 January 2011 at 12:06 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our weekly round up of the top posts and bloggers

By | Notebook | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 6:10 pm

Spreading the Thatcherite message, Chunomics

Spreading the Thatcherite message

In Davos, David Cameron and George Osborne are in fact transmitting the Thatcherite message that the young fogey MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told them to in the Commons on Wednesday – “There Is No Alternative”.
Well, there is. Even if you think there is no way of avoiding dealing with the fiscal deficit, there is no need [...]

By | Chunomics | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 4:28 pm

Manchester United and Arsenal top list of Goliaths facing Cup Davids, Sport

Manchester United and Arsenal top list of Goliaths facing Cup Davids

It was in January last year that Liverpool became the 100th Premier League club to lose in the FA Cup to a team from a lower division, in their case to Reading. That made them the most ’slain’ giants of the Premier League era, having lost seven times in the Cup to [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 3:50 pm

Over the water…, Chunomics

Over the water…

In the US growth looks more sustainable.

By | Chunomics | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 2:26 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Friday, 28 January 2011 at 1:33 pm

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