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 [...]
Your chance to win! To mark the publication of my book, Questions to Which the Answer is No, next week, my generous publisher, Elliott & Thompson, is giving away 10 signed copies of the book.
There is an extract from the book in The Independent on Sunday, and a sample is available here. It is a [...]
To soften up the market for the publication of my book, Questions to Which the Answer is No, next week, I present this bumper collection.
Number 839 in the series (pictured), from 19 August. As Steve Baines says, this is a classic Daily Mail headline. “Can [insert everyday item] cause [insert serious illness]?”
Via Aasmah Mir and Alastair [...]
I thought I had just found an old webpage by mistake, but no, this appears to be a September 2012 news story, in Public Service Europe.
It is in fact, number 174 in the world-famous series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, all over again.
It took me back to a favourite old blog post [...]
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