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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ray North’s Six Nations Preview 2014

January 29, 2014

It doesn’t seem like yesterday that I was privileged to watch one of the greatest performances by a Northern Hemisphere team, as Wales hammered England 30-3 in last year’s Championship decider in Cardiff – but, yes, it’s back, the best rugby competition in the world – the competition that pits the fiery Italians, the inconsistently […]

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What the 50p Tax Rate Meltdown Tells Us

January 29, 2014

On Sunday Ed Balls made a speech to the Fabians.  Its primary message concerned Labour’s commitment to run current account surpluses by 2020 and, as a result, for the national debt to start to fall.    This has hugely significant (and from my perspective at least, pretty depressing) policy implications. I will write further about these […]

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#845: 1942, Pete Seeger, Dear Mr President

January 29, 2014

Monday saw the death of folk legend and civil rights activist Pete Seeger at the ripe old age of 94.  His longevity is really astounding.  From his involvement in the New Deal folk scene of the mid to late 1930s through the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s to his appearance at the […]

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Cameron has tax cuts for the rich written in his DNA

January 29, 2014

The above statement gives us another reminder that we cannot trust anything that comes spewing out of David Cameron’s mouth. He is a hypocrite. At today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, he refused to rule out further cuts to the top rate of tax. Bollocks to his previous 50p tax rate pledge. Bollocks to his wish for […]

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Sportsnight #31: 1988, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Calgary Winter Olympics

January 29, 2014

Good morning, and welcome to an early edition of Sportsnight. As we look forward to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, today’s action comes from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada and we witness British ski jumper Eddie Edwards getting his 15 minutes of fame. Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, was a British […]

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