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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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Almeida, London<br />Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnons, Soho, London<br />Jingo, Finborough, London
Sunday 06 April 2008
Tuesday 06 June 2006
Two former New York City policemen were sentenced to life in prison yesterday by a federal judge who told the guilty pair that by moonlighting for the Mafia while wearing their shields they had committed "probably the most heinous series of crimes ever tried in this courthouse".
Monday 29 May 2006
Friday 07 April 2006
Can a picture be scary, like a film? You might think not, for a simple reason. What makes a movie scary is not the subject alone, but the timing. You need sequence, you need editing, to create suspense and shock, the horrible realisation, the sudden jolt. And this a picture cannot do - because a picture (so one old theory goes) is all taken in at a glance, in a single blink.
Saturday 27 November 2004
There is something about the Australian sporting breed that leaves the average Englishman prey to a deep-rooted nervous condition that would have kept Sigmund Freud entertained for years - a kind of Oedipus complex in reverse, unique to the mother country. Seven days after obliterating South Africa, the reigning southern hemisphere champions, Andy Robinson and his red rose army are so wound up about facing a Wallaby side shorn of 50 per cent of their first-choice back division that they are in danger of allowing their obsessions to get the better of them.
Wednesday 06 October 2004
Thursday 01 July 2004
Friday 09 January 2004
Wednesday 26 February 2003
Sunday 19 January 2003
Tuesday 14 January 2003
Thursday 11 May 2000
Wednesday 10 May 2000
Wednesday 22 December 1999
Tuesday 30 November 1999
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