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By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:11 am

GDP Figure, Chunomics

GDP Figure

Was Balls right?

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 10:33 am

IMF Health Warning, Chunomics

IMF Health Warning

Doctors are famous for their poor handwriting, often used to disguise from their patients the true nature of their condition and the treatment prescribed. Sometimes I think the IMF is like that, hiding the truth behind econo-jargon as here in their latest World Economic Outlook/Financial Stability Report…

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 10:32 am

In it for the long run: the first hurdle, Sport

In it for the long run: the first hurdle

I’ve been a runner for many years now but in recent weeks I’ve noticed it’s starting to take over my life.
As the end of January approaches, most of the population heaves a sigh of relief, glad to see the misery month draw to a close. But for us London Marathon wannabes it means the reality [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 6:00 am

Jean Reno: Je ne regrette rien, Notebook

Jean Reno: Je ne regrette rien

The suave French actor, famous for his performance as the eponymous hit man in Léon, and Captain Bezu Fache in The Da Vinci Code, speaks about his new film, his best man Nicolas Sarcozy and why he likes playing the bad guy.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Blackpool and Manchester United guarantee goals, Sport

iBet: Blackpool and Manchester United guarantee goals

Blackpool v Man Utd, Premier League, Kick off 7.30pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.5 to one with Betfair
Two of the Premier League’s most prolific teams for goals meet tonight and I just have to bet on there being at least two. No-one in the division has bagged more goals than the Red Devil’s 48 and [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 1:00 am

Ed Miliband’s Blind Side, Eagle Eye

Ed Miliband’s Blind Side

I have now read and enjoyed Ed Miliband’s favourite book, Michael Lewis’s The Blind Side, and it is every bit as good as my correspondent said it was. I don’t know how good the film, starring Sandra Bullock, is, but it is a made-for-movies story. The fairytale of Michael Oher, a successful American footballer from [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 10:11 pm

Wondering who this is?, Uncategorized

Wondering who this is?

Twitter is good, partly because it is so simple. As I have said before, at rather more than 140 characters’ length. So why do they make a new version that is more complicated? And why do they force people off the old version by repeatedly asking anyone left on it question number 492 in my [...]

By | | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 6:49 pm

Parting shots, Chunomics

Parting shots

Sir Richard Lambert, retiring boss of the CBI has had a fairly comprehensive blast at the Government’s “supply side” polices on the economy, and especially Vince Cable, asking the key question; “Where’s the growth going to come from?”

By | Chunomics | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 6:24 pm

Mel Phillips and the great gay fisheries conspiracy, McSmith

Mel Phillips and the great gay fisheries conspiracy

The entire article is an outpouring of loathing of people of whose sexuality Ms Phillips disapproves, but you can at least seen the lineaments of known facts in most of the claims made to support her case.

By | McSmith, Notebook | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 6:07 pm

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