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No great surprises from the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, at the Treasury Select Committee today, which is a bit sharper than it used to be, thanks to chair Andrew Tyrie and sparky contributions from the likes of Jesse Norman, Chuka Umunna and Andrea Leadsom, all new to the Commons, as well [...]
Can you beat The Churchill Arms in Kensington? Send your picture if you think you can.
I’ve had the large-scale atlas of Yorkshire down off the bookshelves to study the lie of the land around Castleford and Wakefield way.
As the whole world now knows, Cas have plans for a new ground at junction 32 on the M62, Wakey a couple of junctions further west.
Wakefield Council have already said that they will [...]
A Florida church is planning to burn a stack of Qurans on 11th September this year, in a tasteful effort to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre.
The Dove World Outreach Center, a non-denominational church in Gainesville, is charmingly trying to rebrand 9/11 as International Burn A Koran Day. If [...]
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It’s old news that the British are stupidly soppy when it comes to their pets. But research by veterinary charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), claiming that more than one in three dogs in the UK is overweight, shows that soppiness in the form of an extra portion in exchange for pouchy-eyed and [...]
That’s the parliamentary season done. Time to tidy up some of the stuff on my desktop. Never found time to comment on Tony Blair’s master class in How to Be Prime Minister at the Institute for Government last month.
A transcript, for which I am grateful to OutSec, is here.
There were a few polished aphorisms, which [...]
C. W. Anderson notes on the Nieman Journalism Lab blog:
“To understand the world of Wikileaks, and what it means for journalism, you have to understand the world of geeks, of hackers, and of techno-dissidents.”
It’s important to keep that in mind when reading, for example, Archie Bland’s very readable demolition of The Telegraph’s Will Heaven’s [...]
It’s daft to give the Wikileaks founder a hard time for betraying principles of objectivity. Here’s why.
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