The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket
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The answer to that question is no. But it was a bit strange that the two guys making the draw – Noel Gallagher and Serge Pizzorno – drew their respective teams against one another.
Dimitar Berbatov is a statistical anomaly. On paper he appears to be having a fantastic season, leading the Premier League goalscoring charts and averaging a goal almost every game. In practice he has been far from impressive and even found himself dropped from the Manchester United match day squad for the recent game against Wigan.
Forget the alleged ignominy, just feel the quality. As FIFA point their finger of blame at figurative Fleet Street when deciding which country will host the World Cup, they should sit back, relax and view all the goals that graced English grounds over the weekend. It may just help them decide.
I’m late catching up and have only just come across Alastair Campbell’s bold assertion that “You don’t get to be US president – twice – by being stupid.”
Although no formal family policies have been issued by the Coalition government as yet, every sign shows they think the family just as important to social policy as the last Labour government. David Cameron has talked about the profound influence of his late father Ian, claiming warm and committed two parent families have a greater impact on a child’s life than income. Nick Clegg has declared: ‘Good parenting, not poverty, shape a child’s destiny’.
That was the title of a paper by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a question to which the answer turned out to be Yes. It found that the 50 per cent increase in child-related benefits between 1999 and 2003 was correlated with an increase of around 15 per cent in births.
From the “pro-life” movement to abortion rights campaigners, from animal rights activists to those lobbying for legal euthanasia, everybody seems to share a view that life is sacred. But what does it actually mean to say that life is “sacred”?
Aha. Number 447 in my series. But what is most interesting about this New Republic article by Marcus Wilford is this snippet at the end…
From Ed Miliband’s speech this morning: “Being rooted in people’s lives is not about a slogan, it’s not about going out and just saying ‘tell us what we should think’, but it is about saying we need to be reconnected to the hopes and aspirations of the people of Britain.”
A post-final word on Ed Miliband and American football from Charlie Wolf, the US Republican commentator,* on the Today programme. Wolf referred to previous posts on this blog (thank you, Charlie) and said:
Ed Miliband doesn’t seem to understand free-market economics.
Thanks to EDB.
*As opposed to Martin Wolf, the Financial Times columnist, as he was introduced by [...]
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