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Best Prime Minister We Never Had, Eagle Eye

Best Prime Minister We Never Had

It is an old device, but a good one, and Francis Beckett seems to have put together a fine collection of essays for a book on a variation of the theme, The Prime Ministers Who Never Were, to be published next month:
Austen Chamberlain Stephen Bates
J. R. Clynes Phil Woolas
Lord Halifax Hugh Purcell
Oswald Mosley [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 6:26 pm

Rugby League: The crucial factors in the World Club Challenge, Sport

Rugby League: The crucial factors in the World Club Challenge

The precise nature of the challenge in the World Club Challenge is getting your side to peak so early in the domestic season.
Having seen Wigan at Bradford last Sunday, I don’t really have many doubts in my mind that they are going to beat St George-Illawarra. They were firing on very nearly all cylinders at [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 1:24 pm

Football managers – what not to wear, plus Ancelotti, Hodgson and the FA Cup, Sport

Football managers – what not to wear, plus Ancelotti, Hodgson and the FA Cup

I have always believed in smart suits, ties etc on duty for matches etc. Now sports scientists at the University of Portsmouth studied the effect that coaches’ appearances had on a players impression of their competence.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 12:35 pm

A separatist separated from his people: An interview with Syed Ali Shah Geelani, The Foreign Desk

A separatist separated from his people: An interview with Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Syed Ali Shah Geelani has problems with both of his eyes, one of his kidneys has been removed and the other has been reduced a quarter by a surgeon’s knife. His gall bladder has also been taken out. A pacemaker on his heart was replaced a couple of years ago. He is 81 years [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 12:08 pm

World of weather: Help predict future floods, Notebook

World of weather: Help predict future floods

In autumn 2000, during Britain’s wettest September to November period since records began, widespread flooding caused significant damage to large parts of England and Wales.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 10:59 am

Caught & Social: It’s Chezza and Chas, Uncategorized

Caught & Social: It’s Chezza and Chas

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 10:56 am

Today from <i>i</i>: It’s all about the brolly, Notebook

Today from i: It’s all about the brolly

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 10:45 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 10:39 am

They must be drug addicts…, Notebook

They must be drug addicts…

At what point does a dictator lose all touch with reality; is it after twenty years?  Thirty years?  For Muammer Gaddafi, it seems that even forty-two years in power have not been enough.
It seems that Gaddafi, just like the Libyan demonstrators, has passed the point of no return. The farewell speeches of Mubarak and Ben [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 10:01 am

Online House Hunter: First-time buyers, Property

Online House Hunter: First-time buyers

Don’t be shy. The Online House Hunter points out how first-time buyers can get help joining the property market. And not just from mum and dad.

By | Property | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 7:00 am

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