Monthly Archives: December 2010

Twenty two years on: lockerbie again

In the garden of the house at the foot of my granny’s garden there was a large tree. It was next to a path which offered a short cut to the small convenience store round the corner from Park Place. … Continue reading

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Cable speaks to the nation: Declaration of war on Rupert Murdoch

“I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at Cowley Street. This morning the Lib dem Ambassador in Wapping handed News International a final note stating that unless we heard from them by 11.00 a.m. that they were prepared at once … Continue reading

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How politics works: Weather hysteria

I have closely followed the news coverage of the weather in recent weeks. It has become a special topic – what with being stuck in the house for chunks of the time on account of the bad weather. Anyhow, my Newsnight … Continue reading

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Lack of Martin Amis live-blog: is there new Martin Amis outside?

Outside there are still piles of martin Amis from the last heavy Martin Amis falls a couple of weeks ago. This live-blog is to record whether there is any new Martin Amis given that we are told Martin Amis has … Continue reading

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Let’s make this Christmas number 1 – BasilMarceaux.com

People often say to me, “Touch that once more and you are dead. Dead, you understand? Dead.” After I explain, they often ask me, “Do you know what happened to Basil Marceaux.com, the comedy candidate for governor during the primaries … Continue reading

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Review of the year: Best television interview

As the year ends it is customary to gather together those highlights that made the year worthwhile. The newspapers have been at it already so – never missing the opportunity to leap aboard a passing bandwagon – this blog must … Continue reading

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Hurley-burly

Sadly no-one used my suggested headline (above) for the celebrity gossip over all of the tabloids today. Anyhow

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Royal bodyguard failings explained

The Metropolitan Police today confirmed that the Duchess of Cornwall bodyguards failed to deal with the threat of a pointed stick due to their only having attended the early stages of a special Met self-defence class. “If Camilla had been … Continue reading

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EJ Thribb’s lines on the resignation of Stewart Stevenson MSP, notorious Father Jack impersonator and Snow Lord

So farewell then Stewart Stevenson Minister for Transport and Climate Change. Keith’s mum could never work out how someone whose hobbies include flying could be appointed to a climate change portfolio but she seemed pleased that you’d resigned after Keith … Continue reading

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A brief message to the conspiracy theorists who believe that Andy Coulson’s court appearance has been deliberately scheduled to coincide with the tuition fees vote

There now follows a brief message to those conspiracy theorists who believe that the calling of Andy Coulson to give evidence in HMA v Sheridan and Sheridan today was somehow related to the tuition fees debate. Don’t be so bloody … Continue reading

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Daily Record nicks front page joke headline offof readers of this blog

The Daily Record yesterday shamelessly borrowed a long-standing joke established by the readers of this blog in order to deal with a major news story. A shocked loveandgarbage said, “Why would any newspaper stoop so low as to borrow a … Continue reading

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Headlines which fail to live up to the promise: number 94

The City of Edinburgh Council has pondered long and hard how to deal with the difficulty of assisting its citizens during the wintry weather. The poor, the infirm, and the elderly need special assistance at this time of year. But … Continue reading

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Thaw live-blog

After the stunning success of the “is there snow outside?” live-blog given the temperature has increased to 0 degrees Celsius now seems the appropriate time to begin a thaw based live-blog. Like the previous blog it will ask the crucial question … Continue reading

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Counter-history: wikileaks; the mysterious release of Dick X on bail

There was controversy as Dick X, a New Zealander who entered the UK at some point this year, was released on bail today in relation an alleged rape in Germany.  There is no record of X entering the country and … Continue reading

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Newsnight Scotland – that transport chaos interview

[INT: Newsnight studio. Wan-faced presenter in dark suit sits at desk that is 3 sizes too big for him. Projected behind him images of cars in snow. And lorries in snow. And snow. On closer inspection it appears that the … Continue reading

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