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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
In the US growth looks more sustainable.
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