“Being in Chagos is an incredibly special experience,” says Rachel Jones, deputy team leader of the Aquarium at ZSL London Zoo, in a new YouTube posting extolling the “unique” environment of the warm, pristine waters of the Archipelago. “It’s literally like going back in time… It’s what reefs, I imagine, were like 50 or 60 years ago. She adds: “It’s very special being somewhere where you know you’re the only one there. There’s no one else around.”
Nick Clegg’s two-faced cynicism was the outstanding part of Iraq war anniversary journalism, but there is plenty more with which to deal.
John Prescott in the Sunday Mirror elaborated on his recent television interview, in which he said that the Iraq war was wrong in hindsight. Although what he said on television was ungrammatical and broke [...]
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John Prescott, writing in the May edition of Reader’s Digest (there is an extract here, but you need to subscribe for the whole article), has an interesting argument that the Leveson inquiry ought to hear:
Power in the media has shifted dramatically in recent years. Internet tools such as Twitter and Facebook have created a speedy check and balance on our newspapers — a [...]
An ex-union colleague texts me with a pithy request for strategic advice (well, that’s how I interpret it …) on the public sector pension dispute.
My answer – that I wouldn’t have been starting from here – is hardly original. But it’s not entirely flippant either.
Former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has not taken kindly to comments by his party’s former leader Neil Kinnock that he “cannot understand” how Prescott can support a ‘no vote’.
Having read Mr Kinnock criticism of him in today’s Independent Mr Prescott has contacted us to hit back – in even more personal terms – effectively [...]
Senator Prescott* said some interesting things in a talk on a cruise on Queen Mary 2 (right). The former Deputy Prime Minister was accused by Tony Blair in A Journey of helping Gordon Brown to succeed him:
It’s not that John was ever personally disloyal – he wasn’t – but Gordon pitched his own position on [...]
I’ve written for The Independent today on John Prescott’s foolish charge of “collaborator” thrown at Frank Field, John Hutton and Alan Milburn.
Conor Ryan had already made the main point on his excellent blog, namely that Labour can help to persuade independent-minded voters by lending its best minds to the Government in pursuit of laudable aims.
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