Bill and Melinda Gates use letter to quash ‘three myths’ about world poverty
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Wednesday 21 October 2009
Thursday 08 October 2009
Sunday 04 October 2009
Goatee-stroking, beatnik free-jazz from the rejigged Empirical, with only altoist Nathaniel Stacey, drummer Shaney Forbes and bassist Tom Farmer remaining from the band's lauded debut two years ago.
Friday 28 August 2009
If laughter is the best form of therapy, then the British-based physical comedy troupe Spymonkey are just the tonic. Their brand new show, Moby Dick, is about an impresario called Tony Parks, whose ambition it is to put on Moby Dick: The Play. Quite how to put a whale on stage was just one of the challenges faced by the quartet, who got round it by dressing one of their actors in white lycra.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Sue Cameron in The Financial Times today identifies the excellent Dennis Kavanagh as the uncoverer of one of the best stories about Marcia Williams, now Lady Falkender, who was Harold Wilson's closest adviser.
Thursday 20 August 2009
Each year, Forbes magazine selects the world's most powerful women. The listing isn't about celebrity or popularity; it's about influence... In our gallery, we introduce you to the Top 20 of Forbes' Power Women!
Thursday 28 May 2009
I think the Lex column in the Financial Times might want to invest in a functioning moral compass. Commenting on North Korea, Lex seems to sees the primary danger not in the lunatic regime's nuclear sabre-rattling, but in the prospect of political unification of the Korean peninsula:
Friday 27 March 2009
Samuel Brittan is probably the most respected economic commentator in the country and so his article in The Financial Times today telling us that rising public borrowing is not the road to hell that Conservatives, Republicans and assorted European leaders argue is significant.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
I think this bubble of self-serving spin is punctured very nicely by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in the Financial Times today.
Saturday 25 November 2006
Tony Blair is embroiled in a new row about sleaze, after a local authority watchdog said it was investigating allegations that Labour is using council taxpayers' money for a £2m campaign "slush fund".
Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Markets wobble again on poor US data, but does America matter as much as it used to?
Saturday 23 September 2006
Monday 19 September 2005
Sunday 07 August 2005
Wednesday 29 June 2005
Thursday 17 March 2005
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Katie Hopkins on LBC: Listen to caller taking The Sun columnist to task over migrant comments
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