Questions to Which the Answer is No, number 367. This one asked by Andrew Murphy at Harry’s Place.
And now number 366 of my Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by Sylvie Stein at Foreign Policy.
It seems that there is a theological dispute between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the ayatollahs in Iran over the wearing of ties.
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, normally close ally of the Iranian president, said: “I say to him [...]
Grateful to Oliver Kamm for drawing my attention to number 365 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by Jon Kelly at the BBC:
A study is being used to support the theory many educated, middle-aged left-wingers are in fact conservatives who can’t admit it. Is this true?
As Oliver says, no. [...]
In respect of yesterday’s post at Labour List by Joe Caluori, entitled,
We need to learn the lessons of Iraq before we can move on
another correspondent, James, writes to propose a new series:
Headlines to which the subtext is, No, we want to go on about it for ever.
The third leader in The Times this morning begins thus:
William Blake’s Jerusalem is a series of great historical questions to each of which the answer is “no”.
Well, I’m not sure about “those feet in ancient time”, because there is a bit of poetic ambiguity about whose feet they are, but the second question is [...]
Got to the bottom of the Great Cheddar Cheese Sandwich and Sugared Tea Mystery. I noted on Saturday that John Spellar had asked a strange parliamentary question:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to ban the sale of (a) tea and coffee with sugar and (b) cheddar cheese sandwiches in hospitals.
The answer was [...]
Richard Spencer at the Telegraph asks number 362 of my Questions to Which the Answer is No.
The Telegraph reports today:
In an attempt to rid the country of “decadent Western cuts”, Iran’s culture ministry has produced a catalogue of haircuts that meet government approval [left].
A correspondent draws my attention to the latest edition of Biblical Archeology Review. He says he is not sure the journal is admissible, but of course it is. “The Destruction of Pompeii—God’s Revenge?” is not just number 361 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, it is one of the [...]
I couldn’t believe that as sharp a commentator as Matthew d’Ancona could have suggested such a thing, and was relieved to see that the Conservative Home summary of his article for next month’s GQ does not predict anything quite so daring.
Although d’Ancona does say that Hunt is the “man to watch”. For someone who carries [...]
Time to remind you what the voting reform referendum might look like (click here for a pdf), according to the advertising agencies The Independent on Sunday commissioned last month.
Now the question is: what positions do David Cameron and the Conservative Party take on the voting reform referendum? It was asked, with prescient timing, by David [...]
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