From the daily archives:

Thursday, May 31, 2012

London Olympics 2012: British Hopefuls #9 Jessica Ennis

May 31, 2012

If Jessica Ennis is fat, then I am a multi-nobel award winning physicist! But ‘fat’ was what she was described as by an unnamed British Olympic Official. What a total and utter tool! First, he’s just wrong; second, it’s not a great way of motivating an athlete; and third, it’s a monumentally stupid thing to […]

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#474: 1988, Everything But The Girl, The Night I Heard Caruso Sing

May 31, 2012

Little baby Bobby West will be four months old this weekend. One third of one year.  It’s been all the cliches – knackering, daunting, exhilarating and, err yes, life-changing. Fatherhood, parenthood. However much you try it can’t help but change you in some way.  Well if not change you exactly then at least play with […]

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Leveson: Where’s George Osborne?

May 31, 2012

Today’s evidence by Jeremy Hunt before the Leveson Enquiry has provided even further evidence to support the conclusion that there was at the heart of government a determined effort to deliver the entirety of BSkyB into the hands of Rupert Murdoch.    However it has also underlined that there is one person who appears to have […]

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Mad Tories And The Economic Faith

May 31, 2012

I caught the end of the Newsnight debate last night between Allthatsleft pin-up boy, Paul Krugman and a couple of Tories (Andrea Leadsom and some other one whose name escaped me) who had been wheeled on to provide him with shooting practice. What I saw was quite strange – Krugman rehearsed the arguments which he […]

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