I am sure that we have had a similar question before, but this, asked by Simon Heffer in the Daily Mail, is number 934 in the series of the book, Questions To Which The Answer Is No (yes, that is what QTWTAIN stands for; the second T is silent).
Number 935, asked by The Guardian, also [...]
Political Betting is back on form with this Question To Which The Answer Is No, number 931 in my series, last week. The book of QTWTAIN is still available, just £6.14 for the download.
Meanwhile, number 933 has just been asked by Mehdi Hasan:
I’ve long been a critic of the explosion in CCTV/public surveillance, but the Boston bombings [...]
Number 930 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No (QTWTAIN): “If everybody in the US drove west, could we temporarily halt continental drift?” What If?
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 [...]
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