This morning’s papers will not have been easy reading for Craig Oliver, Downing Street’s new head of communications.
Within just a couple of weeks of starting his job he has already (inadvertently) broken the spin doctor’s golden rule: don’t become the story yourself. Remember the fate of Campbell, McBride and Coulson.
So what happened yesterday and was [...]
If you’d invested £100 in HSBC in 2006 you would have, roughly, a £90 return now. Barclays, on this timeframe, would have given you around £63. £100 in Lloyds would have given you a measly £25. And £100 in RBS would have given you a pathetic £12. Meanwhile, £100 invested in an FTSE all share tracker would have given you a positive return of about £105.
A leak from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) today provided the latest (and best) estimates of how cuts in police funding would affect the workforce. In total, 28,000 jobs will go over the next four years, with police officer numbers falling by 12,000 (eight percent) over four years and police staff numbers falling [...]
Another week, another disaster brought on by the extraordinary La Niña conditions. Bolivia, which at the end of the 2010 was suffering from a serious drought, has been inundated by unusually intense rain for over a month,with widespread problems. On 22 February, the Bolivian Government declared a national emergency in five of the country’s nine [...]
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On the first International Women’s Day one hundred years ago more than one million people marched in the streets across Europe to call for an end to discrimination and for women to have the same rights as men to work, vote and to shape the future of their countries.
One hundred years later, the reality is [...]
Barcelona v Arsenal, Champions League, tonight 7.45pm
Lay Under 2.5 goals at 2 to one
No prizes to guessing what the most watched football game this week is going to be. Arsenal did brilliantly to establish a 2-1 first leg lead over Barcelona at The Emirates but I doubt if they can hold onto to it at [...]
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