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Labour Party Leadership Election 2010

I keep having to look up the results of the Labour leadership election in order to remind colleagues...

Contest of Names

It is the Super Bowl on Sunday and once again one of the delights of the event is the names of some ...

Second-Guessing Chilcot

The Independent today publishes an eight-page pull-out called The Iraq Report by my good colleague A...

Miles Kington Remembered: Five apparently useless things you'd be mad to chuck out

Today I want to turn my attention to the urgent question of what to do with all those things around the home that have reached the end of their useful life but which you haven't got the heart to throw away.

Miles Kington Remembered: Mind your language or the Word Squad will have kittens

'He smokes like a chimney' is valueless as an expression now that most chimneys are blocked or smokeless by law

Miles Kington Remembered: It's when the clocks go forward that the problems begin

What we see during the summer months, though we are never told this, is actually a film of Big Ben projected on to the great landmark

Miles Kington Remembered: The traditional mussel fair with not a mussel in sight

When the Irish grow up, they give up step dancing, and go over to step drinking, a skilful activity which involves walking across a crowded bar holding pints of stout

Miles Kington Remembered: Help is at hand for anyone searching for that elusive word

Are you asking if there a name for obsessive humming? Or are you asking if there is a name for an obscure pianist who later became a famous singer?

Miles Kington Remembered: A flaming yarn about Elvis and his Bruce Wayne shoes

The thing that sometimes gets me fooled on the radio is that the word "fallacies" sounds identical to the word "phalluses"

Miles Remembered: The what-do-you-call'ems that'll leave you lost for words

Balti cooking? I thought Baltic cooking had caught on and a series of Finnish bistros had opened. It suddenly occurred to me that not all of them could have lost the 'c'
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