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Gone but not forgotten

Well, finally the fingers have been prised away from the door jamb of Number Ten, and Gordon Brown is no longer Prime Minister. It would be churlish to hit a man while he is down and nobody would wish him and his family anything other than health and happiness. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t […]

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Squatter’s right?

To be fair to Gordon Brown (I know – never thought I’d be writing that), the weekend’s tabloid opprobrium for him staying on as “The Squatter in Number Ten” post-election is not reasonable.  It is right and proper that he should stay on there as PM until there is a credible option in place to […]

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hablo un poquito de español

The BBC reports today that Gordon Brown assures us that “The UK has made ‘all the preparations that are necessary’ to protect the Falkland Islands.” Taking into consideration Mr Brown’s track record to date, not least his commitment to resourcing of military activity, my best advice to the Falkland Islanders would be to start learning […]

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Hall of shame for Mike O’Brien

Health minister Mike O’Brien has made another reasoned contribution to the advancement of public debate – an incisive and insightful Twitter posting: “The sacking of Terry is crass. Capello has bowed to tabloid pressure. Infidelity is bad but I saw no signs of fatigue in his football.” Presumably Capello did what he thought was the […]

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