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In his Daily Mirror article today Balls shows why he was such a great choice for shadow chancellor for Labour – a typically, ahem, “Ballsy” performance. Not sure, though, whether he’s proved conclusively that he’d be such a great choice to be the real thing.
A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring a world of imagination in LittleBigPlanet 2; universe ending action from Mass Effect 2; supernatural sleuthing in Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and a walk in the park with Ilomilo.
Stream UK trio Esben and the Witch’s debut album ‘Violet Cries’.
The fourth round match-up between Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday afternoon at the Australian Open was not on many people’s lists as a must-watch-event.
Nothing new in Tony Blair’s appearance at the Chilcot inquiry on Friday, but three additions to The Dictionary of Iraq War Quotations. All of them first picked up by Paul Waugh, proving that his journalistic sharpness has not been blunted by his move to Politics Home.
For those of my colleagues in the London-Based Liberal Media [...]
Number 491 in the never-ending series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Rumbold at Pickled Politics.
Thanks to Matthew.
High quality satire from the Mail on Sunday today. Simon Walters reports that a former Cabinet Secretary who served under Tony Blair,* “speaking on condition of anonymity”, said it was “unfair” to keep the Blair-Bush memos secret.
I have tried to explain the constitutional principle of confidentiality as it applies to communications between the British prime minister [...]
The BBC series The Big Questions is re-asking number 180 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No tomorrow:
Should Tony Blair stand trial for war crimes?
Another step down the slope. In the past I have objected to studio guests on the BBC casually misusing such language to mean “I disagree with the [...]
I am not alone in seeking to correct errors in the antiwar reporting of the Iraq Inquiry. My excellent colleague Guy Keleny makes an important point in his Errors & Omissions column today:
A leading article on Wednesday, commenting on the Chilcot inquiry, spoke of Tony Blair’s “supine stance before a US president intent on invasion”. [...]
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