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Labour’s Lack of Leadership, Eagle Eye

Labour’s Lack of Leadership

I am baffled by the Labour leadership’s policy on votes for criminals. You can either be against giving criminals the vote or, if you are a principled eccentric, for it. I do not see how you can not take a view.
I can even understand, although I do not agree with it, why the Government decided [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:23 pm

Red Tory bites the Thatcherite Treasury, Eagle Eye

Red Tory bites the Thatcherite Treasury

Ed Miliband should make the Blond critique that the Big Society is being undermined by a Treasury and Local Government Department that are more interested in slashing spending and maintaining control of the purse purse strings than empowering communities.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 3:12 pm

America, Africa and the hope for Stability, Notebook

America, Africa and the hope for Stability

America’s time as an international broker for peace may be coming to an end. Their influence may be dwindling in the face of economic weakness and hollers of a return to isolationism at home, and an increasingly strong, if quiet, voice from the Far East. There may only be one act left in the play [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 2:19 pm

The right to broadcast football in pubs, Sport

The right to broadcast football in pubs

‘It is not illegal for a publican to subscribe to a foreign broadcaster. The issue in the Portsmouth case is whether it’s legal to screen it in public’

By | Sport | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 1:23 pm

Is Matthew (Lord) Oakeshott the new Vince Cable?, Chunomics

Is Matthew (Lord) Oakeshott the new Vince Cable?

Having resigned in disgust over the bankers’ deal with the Government, the Lib Dems’ former Treasury spokesman in the Lords may take on the saintly Vince’s old mantle as the voice of reason and decency on the banks.

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 12:35 pm

Bank Rate, Chunomics

Bank Rate

No surprise the Bank kept rates at 0.5 per cent. The real question is when the next rise will come. I still incline to November, but May and August are real runners too – all months when the bank publishes fresh inflation and growth forecast and has the opportunity to explain itself.
Meanwhile expect inflation to [...]

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 12:22 pm

Caught & Social: Keira’s a class act, Notebook

Caught & Social: Keira’s a class act

Gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:31 am

Online House Hunter: Map out your new home, Notebook

Online House Hunter: Map out your new home

Our Online House Hunter explains how web-based maps can give you a helping hand

By | Notebook, Property | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:00 am

Today from <i>i</i>: What’s eating Jaws?, Notebook

Today from i: What’s eating Jaws?

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 9:58 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 9:40 am

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