From the daily archives:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Republic of Cypruski?

March 21, 2013

Today was the fourth consecutive bank holiday in Cyprus, as the crisis caused by the astonishing Eurogroup of the EU decision to impose a deposit levy as a condition of the proposed bail out  of Cyprus continues to reverberate, with no solution in sight.   There was talk today, not only of Cypriot banks not re-opening […]

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What Shall I Do With Gideon’s Beer Money?

March 21, 2013

I’ve been doing some maths – which is never an encouraging start to one of my pieces – but here goes: now, George Osborne tells us that in his budget he has reduced beer by 3p a pint, if you generously take into account the 1p reduction in beer duty and the cancellation of the […]

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Six Nations Round Up

March 21, 2013

Ok, I was wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong again. In fact even by my own standards of sport forecasting, my own personal Six Nations predictions were woefully incorrect. I said the final table would look like this: 1. England 2. France 3. Ireland 4. Wales 5. Scotland 6. Italy. And that Scotland and Italy would […]

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Iraq and Tony Blair – 10 years on

March 21, 2013

“In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, rightful intention.” St. Thomas Aquinas It is March 21st, 2003. Tony Blair is still regally straddling across the political landscape. He is the man with the Midas touch. He has two successful […]

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