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 [...]
Marvellous. Nick Clegg’s spokesman has briefed journalists on the Liberal Democrat position on nuclear weapons. He said that today’s news that Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, was spending £350m on the design phase of the Trident replacement does not mean that the Lib Dems have given up their opposition to a “like-for-like” replacement.
The Lib Dem [...]
Keep them coming. Number 857 in my never-ending series of Questions to Which the Answer is No was asked by Slate and drawn to my attention by Alex Worth.
Something to do with American football, Ohio being the decisive state in the US Electoral College, and a study suggesting that big sporting victories are worth votes to [...]
Keep those entries coming for the Questions To Which The Answer Is No competition. My generous publisher, Elliott & Thompson, will give 10 signed copies of my QTWTAIN book to the finders of the best new QTWTAIN in newspapers or on the internet.
The only rule is that the author or publisher of the question has [...]
Entries are pouring in for the Questions To Which The Answer Is No competition. The above, number 850 in my series, was submitted by Dom Stapleton. I have been unable to find the source of the image to which he links, so it may be satirical, but the text seems authentically Creationist.
Indeed, there seems to [...]
Number 846 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No was asked by Paul Waldman at The American Prospect, making fun of some classic Newsweek covers. Including numbers 847, 848 and 849: “Was Mussolini Right?” (pictured), “Is the Future Underground?” and “Was Feminism a Mistake?”
Thanks to Mark Colvin for these entries to [...]
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