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on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 01:20 PMTune into any BBC London programme at the moment and one word dominates. That word is community. Even on a normal day on the capitals airwaves you will hear it a great deal, but in the aftermath of the Woolwich terror attack its use has gone into overdrive. On the BBC London news last night [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 01:09 PMDavid Cameron is never lacking for advice. Something he probably hasnt been told is to look to Stanley Baldwin. Ninety years ago, Baldwin became prime minister and, despite a grim financial inheritance and a divided party, won three general elections. Tory splits on Europe and gay marriage are nothing compared to the divisions of Baldwins [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 12:26 PMDavid Cameron. Oliver Letwin. Boris and Jo Johnson. Jesse Norman, on the Prime Ministers new policy board. Ed Llewellyn, the PMs chief of staff. Rupert Harrison, the Chancellors chief economics advisor. Sir George Young, the Chief Whip. Nick Hurd in the Cabinet Office and Hugo Swire in the Foreign Office. Fifty years after the brief [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 12:07 PMKudos to Kyle Bass at Hayman Advisers for warning that the Bank of Japan would lose control of its 70 trillion bond buying blitz. The spike in the 10-year yield to 1pc on Thursday was certainly shocking to behold. His point is that the BoJ faces a rational investor paradox. The authorities are trying to [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 10:46 AMApparently, quite a lot of those whove visited Damien Hirsts Verity in the Devon seaside town of Ilfracombe have had a bit of difficulty in making sense of the gigantic bronze, sword-wielding, scales-of-justice bearing, pregnant nude with her innards hanging out, though the brighter will work out that its supposed to be something to do [...]
Woolwich attack: if this is Simon Jenkins’s idea of a ‘mundane act of violence’, what would an extreme one look like?
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 10:21 AMYesterday the Ministry of Defence released a statement announcing that the soldier killed in Wednesdays attack in Woolwich was 25 year-old Drummer Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. It was an important moment. Lee Rigby was no longer the Unknown Soldier. Nor was he merely a discarded body laying in the middle of [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 09:18 AMThe Muslim response to Woolwich has been a quick and unstinting condemnation of the atrocity perpetrated by two Muslim youths. The Muslim Council of Britain, within hours of the attack, said: This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly. Our thoughts are with the victim and [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 05:45 AMReaders who write are one of the greatest strengths of The Daily Telegraph. You keep journalists in touch with what is happening in the real world, beyond the PRhype andhandouts. So I must begin my final blog in this space by thanking those of you who tipped me off about so many City scandals over [...]
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