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He does read my blog after all! Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, is doing it just because he knows how much innocent pleasure it gives me.

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News reaches us of ructions in the cosy world of bed and breakfasts, where the hotels group Travelodge has resigned from the British Hospitality Association in something of a strop. Travelodge's new chief executive, Guy Parsons, says British tourism has been "punching below our weight" in campaigns for industry-friendly government policies, and seems to lay the blame at the BHA's door. So Travelodge is off to plough its own furrow.

Tony Blair gets another new job – in Silicon Valley

Tony Blair's crusading belief in science as a way of solving global warming has landed him another lucrative business appointment. The former Prime Minister has been hired as a senior adviser by a Silicon Valley firm which is planning to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in green technology.

Website that watched MPs' votes to close

A website dedicated to keeping a close eye on backbench rebellions in the Commons is to close after it was refused further funding.

David Miliband begins leadership bid with 'idealism' rallying cry

David Miliband launched his bid to lead the Labour Party today and called his brother and rival for the post "a huge talent".

Tony Blair attacks 'vacuous' Tory promises

Tony Blair returned to the domestic political stage today with an attack on "vacuous" Tory promises of change.

Truancy hits record levels

Truancy in England's schools rose to record levels last year, official statistics showed today.

Michael Foot would rather lose with honour than cheat to win a battle

John Smith, the former Labour Party leader, used to tell a story about Michael Foot from the dying days of the 1970s Labour government.

John Rentoul: Michael Foot and Tony Blair

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