Unexpectedly, this, asked in the New Statesman’s centenary edition, is not a Question To Which The Answer Is No. The New Statesman has used only the last paragraph of my answer, so here is the full windbag version:
When I worked for the New Statesman in 1988, I read some of its earliest editions for the [...]
A new version of an evergreen Question To Which The Answer Is No (QTWTAIN). This was asked by Myra Adams at PJ Lifestyles. This one was spotted by Chris Smith, to whom thanks.
Haven’t had a full-dress straight up and down Question To Which The Answer Is No for a while. This is the real thing. Number 908, asked by Henry Farrell, The Monkey Cage, from an original article by Thomas Oatley.
Thanks to James Plunkett, who spotted it.
Meanwhile, we had number 907, asked by James Chapman of the [...]
Rupert Murdoch has long had a low opinion of David Cameron, although they had something of a rapprochement before the last election when Cameron dropped in on Murdoch’s yacht Rosehearty in the Mediterranean. So Murdoch’s dinner with Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, on Tuesday was a calculated insult to the Prime Minister.
That is intriguing.
But Farage’s eagerness [...]
Number 903 in the long running series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No is asked by Vice, which appears to be a rich source of such questions.
Spotted by Jonathan Freedland.
Della Mirandola saw number 904 first:
Could Ed Miliband be Labour’s Margaret Thatcher?
Asked by Andy Beckett in The Guardian.
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Number 901 in my long-running series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No (QTWTAIN), asked by my esteemed former colleague, Geoffrey Lean, at Telegraph Blogs. First spotted by James Worron.
My QTWTAIN e-book is still only £2.29 at Amazon, cheaper than a 240g tub of pomegranate seeds from Ocado.
Number 902, spotted by Gaby Hinsliff, was [...]
Fine contribution to my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No from Mother Jones. Number 899. Spotted by Clive Davis.
And a warm welcome to the series, in at number 900, to Bjørn Lomborg, who asks:
The End of Pasta?
Spotted by Matthew Burchall.
Which is by way of introducing the offer of the year: the Kindle [...]
Number 895 in the series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No is asked by Frontpage magazine.
From The Times last week, number 894 in the inexhaustible series, spotted by Alex White. (With bonus point for “role model”, which is, of course, on the Banned List.)
An unusual example of a Headline Which Answers Its Own Question in the Guardian’s US News Blog, spotted by my esteemed colleague Paul Bignell.
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