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The tectonic plates of politics are on the move again. As I suggested in The Independent on Sunday yesterday, David Cameron is less opposed to voting reform than his spokesman pretends, while Labour is moving, quite quickly, away from its official policy of support for the Alternative Vote.
We are witnessing the beginnings of a historic [...]
So, Glastonbury keeps getting better and better, but where will it end?
I’ve been off the bike for two weeks now after exhausting my knees during last month’s, 1,000-mile Ride Across Britain. They still won’t bend beyond 90 degrees, although they’re improving thanks to physiotherapy treatment I’m receiving (on which more soon) in the race to get fit for the Etape du Tour, the amateur stage of [...]
“The Lib Dems are left with prestigious-sounding non-jobs like Scotland Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister.”
If ‘inFamous’ was ‘Uncharted’ meets ‘Assassin’s Creed’ with a hearty dose of lightning powers on the side then ‘inFamous 2′ looks like it’s shaping up to be ‘Uncharted 2′ meets ‘Assassin’s Creed 2′ with ever increasing lightning powers (and even ice powers) thrown in for good measure. If that sounds disparaging it isn’t meant to; [...]
No point in prolonging the nonsense a minute further, of course. But I have replied to various of the Tooth Fairy Cult who cropped up in the comments on my post earlier today, and it may be worth holding up one of the main lines of the conspiracists to the light of reason for more [...]
Luke Bozier is a Labour member and activist who lives in central London. He worked for the party and is “a big fan” of Tony Blair. But he cannot find a school place for his daughter with which he would be happy. Anyone interested in assessing the New Labour years should read his story.
The Ofsted [...]
Peter Oborne in yesterday’s Daily Mail and Richard Ingrams in yesterday’s Independent both lend their meagre credibility to the conspiracy theory that David Kelly was murdered. They should read Tom Mangold, a friend of Kelly’s, in today’s Independent on Sunday. He explains what you have to believe in order to share the preposterous theory espoused [...]
10 has always had a special significance in Argentinian football, the player wearing the number provides the pivot for La Albiceleste.
Belief was growing back home that in Lionel Messi the team finally had a player fit to take the mantle from Diego Maradona. As the goals wracked up dreams of Maradona and Messi making 2010 [...]
My colleague Archie Bland is upset that the squatter camp is to be evicted from Parliament Square and relieved that it has been reprieved. I am the opposite.
Because Archie’s strongly-held view is alarmingly common among liberal-minded people, allow me to explain why I think it is wrong. It seems to be a typical Did Magna [...]
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