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Do you want to pass up the chance to win a book?, Eagle Eye

Do you want to pass up the chance to win a book?

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 22 September 2012 at 2:49 pm

Can your lipstick give you heart problems?, Eagle Eye

Can your lipstick give you heart problems?

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 17 September 2012 at 2:29 pm

Can Tony Blair make a comeback with a top EU job?, Eagle Eye

Can Tony Blair make a comeback with a top EU job?

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 11 September 2012 at 2:06 pm

Has the Loch Ness monster finally been caught on camera?, Eagle Eye

Has the Loch Ness monster finally been caught on camera?

Double Question to Which the Answer is No, number 836, asked by The Daily Telegraph today and (“Is this the Loch Ness Monster?”) by The Sun on 3 August.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 10:39 am

Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath?, Eagle Eye

Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath?

The Catch-Up Service is going to need more than one instalment to keep up with Questions to Which the Answer is No asked while I was away on my fact-finding mission.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 13 August 2012 at 1:45 pm

“Just weeks to save the euro”, Eagle Eye

“Just weeks to save the euro”

Jeremy Warner, formerly of The Independent, says that Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, is running out of time to save the euro, before asking number 831 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No: Will Germany let him?
Warner’s headline says that Draghi has “weeks”, but his article says only that [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 1:08 pm

“Has President Obama Travelled to Mars?”, Eagle Eye

“Has President Obama Travelled to Mars?”

Pay no attention to Tony Blair’s interview on Sky News this morning (still the master of the Vacuo-Olympian sound bite: “It’s really important to distinguish between a coalition that is a marriage of conviction and a coalition that is a marriage of convenience”).

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 22 July 2012 at 4:11 pm

Does Manhattan Need a Subterranean Park?, Eagle Eye

Does Manhattan Need a Subterranean Park?

Fine Question to Which the Answer is No asked by Time magazine: number 827 in my cult series, soon to be published in book form.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 12 July 2012 at 4:56 pm

What do we want? A referendum. When do we want it? “In due course”, Eagle Eye

What do we want? A referendum. When do we want it? “In due course”

A snippet from Matthew d’Ancona’s column in the Evening Standard today:
Most (though by no means all) of Cameron’s strategists believe that a plebiscite on any aspect of Britain’s relationship with the European Union would tear the Coalition to pieces. Better, the thinking goes, to wait for a fully Tory government, draw up a checklist of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 28 June 2012 at 9:22 pm

Could Ecuador be the most radical and exciting place on Earth?, Eagle Eye

Could Ecuador be the most radical and exciting place on Earth?

And now, the Julian Assange Commemorative Edition of Questions to Which the Answer is No. This is number 826 in the long-running series, asked by Guess Which Newspaper.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 25 June 2012 at 9:45 pm

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