Just what someone needs for Christmas. The book Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Just to remind you what it is about, here is a question asked by New Zealand television:
Can you teach a dog to drive?
Number 885 in my series, spotted by Paddy Briggs, who has already won a signed copy of the book. [...]
No idea what this is about or why anybody is asking this question, which appears as a sub-headline on an MTV webpage in the middle of words that include “collabo” but do not include any explanation of Spears’s connection with novel-writing.
Whatevs, pop pickers. The answer is no, and the spotter of this question, Mitchell Stirling, [...]
Magnificent. Epic in its stupefied leftism. A paragon of self-obliviousness. An unbeatable Question To Which The Answer Is No. Barbara Ellen is a fifth columnist at the heart of rightonness, trying to make The Observer look ridiculous, and succeeding.
She was trying to explain why fewer students had turned up for a demo than she thought should [...]
Yes the answer is no.
I have written about David Cameron’s successful Brussels summit for The Independent on Sunday, pointing out that his party’s Euroscepticism ought to be a winner with the British voters, were it not for his party’s tendency to squabble over which kind of Euroscepticism is the correct one.
One argument for which I [...]
It’s Friday, and time to announce another two winners of the Questions To Which The Answer Is No competition.
Tom Wein spotted the above, in the finest traditions of local journalism, the Get Reading local website report of the President’s re-election, which it linked to his 1996 visit to Wokingham. Kezia, Barack Obama’s father’s first wife, [...]
This is not a proper Question To Which The Answer Is No (QTWTAIN) because Chris Higgins, who asked it a couple of months ago, knows perfectly well that the answer is no. But I like it and I am grateful to Alex Walters for the lovely bit of nostalgia.
It is that moment for which we have been waiting: the announcement of the first winners of the Questions To Which The Answer Is No competition.
The first winner is Paddy Briggs, who spotted this question (above and right) asked by the Daily Mail. Extra points have been awarded for the illustration, which confirms that the answer [...]
Monster Question To Which The Answer Is No, asked by my former colleague Martin Jacques* on the BBC News website. That is number 872 in my classic series, now a book, an e-book and a competition.
Extra marks to the BBC for Jacques’s question’s being included in a series called “A Point of View”. So, it is a point of view, [...]
William Keegan spoke at the Mile End Group at Queen Mary, University of London, last night about his new book, Saving the World? Gordon Brown Reconsidered. (Pictured, centre, with Jon Davis, left and Steve Richards, right.)
The title of his book is of course number 871 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is [...]
Struggling to keep up, and my numbering has gone awry again, as the Daily Mail and the BBC compete to advertise my book, Questions To Which The Answer is No. (Download the Kindle edition here; buy the book here; enter the competition here.)
But the above is number 868 in the series, asked by the Mail [...]
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