Speeches in the House of Commons by the Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg are an erudite comedy turn. As MPs debated the European Union (Approvals) Bill (Lords), which writes into British law two draft regulations passed by the Council of the European Union, only he thought it necessary to read into the official record part of what one of the regulations actually said.
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Thursday 03 October 2013
This is another Tory move that risks alienating an entire generation of future voters
Last night's viewing: What did this Benefits Britain 1949 say about today's benefits system? Nothing.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Benefits Britain 1949, Channel 4
Friday 28 June 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Quiet and stoical, Rose Snr developed his son's calm temperament through years of turmoil
Sunday 26 May 2013
"A poem should not mean, but be," in Archibald MacLeish's famous words.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Cool sleuth presses all the right buttons
Wednesday 12 December 2012
David Cameron's rather embarrassing Freudian slip...
Saturday 06 October 2012
1. Inquiries into phone hacking.
Saturday 30 June 2012
"Angels always speak in German, it's traditional," maintains fledgling shrink Dr Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender, who appears half-asleep here) to his deranged patient, Sabina (Keira Knightley, trying her best).
Saturday 21 April 2012
1. The Perfect Storm
Sunday 15 April 2012
In north London, book-lovers have put David Cameron's Big Society into practice. And nationwide the issue has struck a chord
Sunday 12 February 2012
Lucian Freud's unflinching paintings reveal everything about their sitters' flesh and little of their personalities – indeed, are they portraiture at all?
Sunday 12 February 2012
Friday 10 February 2012
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley / Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer
Thursday 19 January 2012
Jane McAdam Freud's imposing sculpture of her father helped her cope with his death, she tells Charlotte Cripps
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Vote Ukip, says far-right group Britain First
- 1 Andreas Lubitz: Who is Germanwings co-pilot who 'locked out captain and crashed flight 9525'?
- 2 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 3 Germanwings crash: Descent may have been 'deliberate, suicidal choice' by pilot, claims experts
- 5 Video shows what happens when lava is poured onto ice