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The definition of hypocrisy, Notebook

The definition of hypocrisy

Arming both sides of a conflict must be a tactic David Cameron learnt from Gaddafi himself; we have been quite happily selling weapons to the Gaddafi regime until now, but now Cameron wants to “arm Libyan rebels”.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 5:57 pm

Why Libya makes the fuel stabiliser much more likely, Notebook

Why Libya makes the fuel stabiliser much more likely

Despite a commitment by the Government before the election to introduce a fuel stabiliser – until recently Treasury officials have been having the jitters about adopting the measure.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 2:46 pm

Rugby League: Observations on the World Club Challenge, Steve McNamara and Kyle Eastmond, Sport

Rugby League: Observations on the World Club Challenge, Steve McNamara and Kyle Eastmond

Quite a few observations to get off my chest this week, so here goes…
World Club Challenge. A terrific game, which could have gone either way – but the right side won. Despite that, I thought there were two players on the losing side who played as well as they’ve ever done for Wigan – George [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 1:57 pm

Geneva Motor Show 2011, Chunomics

Geneva Motor Show 2011

We may, as Mervyn King says, never recover the loss of output and hit to living standards because of the recession, in turn caused by the financial crisis, but at least we can look forward to a greener, and thus more secure planet.
Viewed from the motor show here in Geneva all the signs are that [...]

By | Chunomics | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 1:43 pm

George Osborne: the bankers’ friend, Eagle Eye

George Osborne: the bankers’ friend

Osborne criticises “the Labour leadership’s central claim that nothing was wrong with Britain’s model of economic growth before the crisis”. But when it comes to the banks, he’s the one who gives the impression of wanting to return to business as usual.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 1:08 pm

Review: Trim – ‘Monkey Features Volume 2′, Notebook

Review: Trim – ‘Monkey Features Volume 2′

East London’s Trim never ceases to fail when it comes to delivering an out-of-the-box grime CD. The ex-Roll Deep member proves on ‘Monkey Features Part 2’ that grime MCs of yesteryear can still be relevant in today’s ever-changing/growing underground music scene.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 12:52 pm

The Middle Kingdom comes to the Dark Continent, Eagle Eye

The Middle Kingdom comes to the Dark Continent

Twenty five years ago, after travelling for two weeks on business across Africa, I finally arrived in Kenya longing for some rice or noodles. On the way to the hotel I was surprised to see a Chinese restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Upon checking into the hotel, I ventured to this restaurant for some special fried rice or chicken chow mein. I encountered diners using chopsticks! That was an eye-opener, little did I know that Chinese restaurants exist in Africa or usage of chopsticks was common.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:55 am

World of weather: early warnings of major solar explosions, Notebook

World of weather: early warnings of major solar explosions

Following the success of a recent Nasamissionto provide three dimensional images of the sun and the material it throws out into space, the British scientists who developed the cameras are working on plans to create a flotilla of spacecraft designed to provide early warnings of major solar explosions. Known as coronal mass ejections, these are [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:47 am

Caught & Social: Sarah takes a swipe at fashion, Notebook

Caught & Social: Sarah takes a swipe at fashion

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:37 am

Qs to Which the A is 0 Bumper Edition, Eagle Eye

Qs to Which the A is 0 Bumper Edition

I’ve lost count because Francis Fukuyama’s 1989 entry may mean I have to go back and renumber them all. But a few more Questions to Which the Answer is No while the committee meets in emergency session:
Number 526, asked by Jon Craig at Sky:
Remember Tony Blair’s headlong dash to invade Iraq in 2003 without a [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:27 am

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