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The Merlin mystery deepens, Eagle Eye

The Merlin mystery deepens

So what exactly is the Merlin agreement on bonuses? Do theTreasury and the banks disagree about including deferrals when calculating aggregate bonus pools?

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 4:40 pm

Iraq war was built on lies. But not Tony Blair’s, Eagle Eye

Iraq war was built on lies. But not Tony Blair’s

Dreary anti-war regurgitation by Stephen Glover in the Daily Mail today. A new fact has surfaced – or, rather, has been confirmed – in that Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, the intelligence source known as Curveball, has told The Guardian that he made up some stuff about mobile biological weapons labs.
So Glover simply restates all the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 3:56 pm

Motorcycle Diaries – First Road Test of Ducati Diavel on UK Roads, Notebook

Motorcycle Diaries – First Road Test of Ducati Diavel on UK Roads

So at Bikechannel.com, we managed to blag a Diavel for a few hours, to give this incredible Italian machine its first proper road test over here in the UK.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 1:15 pm

Has Barclays broken Merlin’s spell already?, Eagle Eye

Has Barclays broken Merlin’s spell already?

The Merlin agreement between banks and the Government states that deferred bonuses should be included when calculating the size of the bonus pool for 2010.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 12:43 pm

Enter the hawk, Chunomics

Enter the hawk

Andrew Sentance is the member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee who has been calling longest and loudest for an interest rate hike, and he screeched some more yesterday.

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 11:31 am

Caught & social: Take That and (after) Party, Notebook

Caught & social: Take That and (after) Party

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 11:21 am

Today from <i>i</i>: Computers v Men, Notebook

Today from i: Computers v Men

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 11:12 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 10:59 am

Tottenham and Arsenal lead England’s European redemption, Sport

Tottenham and Arsenal lead England’s European redemption

I had a rather wry smile on my face last year when the UEFA Champions League semi-finals commenced as for the first time since 2003 there was no English representation in the last four of Europe’ premier competition.

By | Sport | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 10:53 am

Best of British gaming: The Oliver Twins, Notebook

Best of British gaming: The Oliver Twins

Today we profile not at one key British developer but two: brothers Philip and Andew Oliver. David Crookes looks back at their eggs-citing career.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 10:37 am

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