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Rugby League: Joel Monaghan let off the leash, Sport

Rugby League: Joel Monaghan let off the leash

You might have expected Warrington to try to muzzle Joel Monaghan this week – but not a bit of it.
In case you missed it, Monaghan is the Australian player whose spot of bother with a dog has seen him depart those shores for a new lease of life over here.
It was brave on his part [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 5:30 pm

Farewell to history?, Notebook

Farewell to history?

How safe is our history in this age of budget cuts? And is ‘history’ as a subject in itself doomed in a digital continually-updated age?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 3:10 pm

The Solo Voyage Diaries: New Zealand or bust, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: New Zealand or bust

Now I’ve set out across the Tasman I have no other opportunity to stop – it’s New Zealand or bust. I’ve got my wind generator working, the solar panels working. I’m on my last can of diesel, down to about 14 litres, but the way I have been going recently that will do me for nine days.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 11:25 am

The Delhi Walla – the most compelling guide to India’s capital, The Foreign Desk

The Delhi Walla – the most compelling guide to India’s capital

I’ve written before about the talented writer Mayank Austen Soofi, a young man who splits his time between a “serious” job with an Indian newspaper and his real love, which is traipsing around Delhi, talking to its residents and writing about them in beautiful prose. Mayank must never sleep; he writes a total of five [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 5:32 am

iBet: Gunners good for goals, Sport

iBet: Gunners good for goals

Leeds v Arsenal, FA Cup Replay, Kick off 8pm, ITV1
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4 to one with Betfair
We got away with this bet a little bit when the teams met at the Emirates – Arsenal coming up with a late penalty to secure the winnings. However, the stats and trends make the bet worth [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 1:00 am

Gus O’Donnell is right, Eagle Eye

Gus O’Donnell is right

More work for the Rebuttal Service. My colleagues in the LBLM&C (London-based liberal media and culturati) will be excited in tomorrow’s newspapers about Sir John Chilcot’s exchange of correspondence with Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary (below), which the Iraq Inquiry published today.
Sir John says he is “disappointed” that Sir Gus won’t agree to the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 at 10:53 pm

Must watch: Neil Ruddock is a gobby moron… sort of, Sport

Must watch: Neil Ruddock is a gobby moron… sort of

As part of the FA’s ‘Respect’ campaign, English football’s governing body has launched a new video inviting ‘football fans to unite against the gobby morons and join Respect F.C.’
Neil Ruddock plays the ‘gobby moron’ character with genuine conviction, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise for a self-styled football bad boy with a nickname like [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 at 1:22 pm

Inflation and the alarming rise for 2011, Chunomics

Inflation and the alarming rise for 2011

The inflation numbers are just a little bit shocking, bad especially for savers and pensioners, and there’s no doubt that they will add to the pressure on the Bank of England to raise rates. What seems to be emerging is a split both within the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee on how fast to push the cost of borrowing up again; but also between the Bank, the Treasury and Number 10.

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 at 12:55 pm

Is organic donkey milk the next big thing?, Eagle Eye

Is organic donkey milk the next big thing?

Number 488 in the series that goes on giving, of Questions to Which the Answer is No, is asked by the Soil Association, of this Guardian report.
Thank you to James Whetlor.
Number 487, meanwhile, will be asked by Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, according to Policy Exchange:
Do Any Of Us Understand The Modern World?

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 at 12:18 pm

Of course Labour is filibustering – and why not?, McSmith

Of course Labour is filibustering – and why not?

After an all night session in the House of Lords, it takes us into the realm of la la land to hear Labour peers, such as Charlie Falconer, denying that they are engaged in a filibuster. As the Lib Dem peer Lord Lester put it yesterday: “He (Lord Falconer) must think that we are a bunch [...]

By | McSmith, Notebook | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 at 12:01 pm

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