Theresa May did actually say it. She said, at the Spectator Parliament- arian of the Year Awards where she won Politician of the Year, that this headline in the Daily Mail on 7 November was something that “has to be filed by John Rentoul as a Question To Which The Answer Is No“.
That is something [...]
Just as I decide to wind up the Questions To Which The Answer Is No series, it secures its greatest triumph.
Matthew Bayley of Sky News reported this morning:
View from Daily Mail newsroom – “If we’d just stuck a question mark after the headline none of this would have happened.”
Hopi Sen asked if the conversation went [...]
I have been searching for some time for the 1,000th in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Today, which is Ask A Stupid Question Day (thanks Hamish Thompson), is the day on which the last question in my collection is revealed.
If you are liable to suffer from QTWTAIN withdrawal, there is always the [...]
I stood in for the brilliant Matthew Bell in the Diary for The Independent on Sunday today, and announced the last but two and last but one Questions To Which The Answer Is No in my long-running series, which I have said I will bring to an end when I have reached 1,000.
Number 994 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, was asked by the New Statesman. Originally spotted by Tristan Martin. Thanks to Graham for reminding the Committee about it after it was lost by an incompetent clerk, whose contract has been reduced to zero hours.
Number 995 was asked by – oh, [...]
Yes, reader, we are nearly at the end. Progress is coming to an end. The Questions To Which The Answer Is No series is inching towards number 1,000.
As befits the solemnity of the time, the inner cabinet of the ruling executive has become more selective in choosing headlines to take their place in the pantheon. [...]
I have a Top 10 Questions To Which The Answer Is No in The Independent on Sunday magazine today, collating some of the best featured on this blog over the past year.
My favourite, in the Painfully Right-On category:
Are we literally starving students into submission?
Asked by Barbara Ellen in The Observer in November last year.
As my [...]
Outstanding Question To Which The Answer Is No in the Brentwood Gazette. Number 989 in the Series That Will Never End (although I’m stopping when I get to 1,000).
In what way does it look like David Bowie? It’s got four legs? It’s got someone’s hand on its face? It’s humming “Cygnet Committee”? One correspondent has [...]
World-class Question To Which The Answer Is No asked by Sean Thomas at the Telegraph, even if the Committee staff have recorded the suspicion that he may have been trying too hard.
It’s number 986 in the long-running series. First spotted by James Farrar.
While I was away, we also had number 985:
Has telepathy finally been weaponised?
Seasonal Question To Which The Answer Is No, asked by The Guardian, taking us up to number 979 in my series.
Thanks to Tom Chivers, who saw it first.
The Twitter account for LIFE magazine asked number 980, of this photograph (right, Getty):
Is this the greatest photo ever made of how politics really works?
I mean, it is [...]
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