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on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 12:53 PMNick Clegg: I am the responsible one, the normal one, the one wholl be sensible and focus on the important stuff, while the other politicos are obsessing over their weird Westminster stuff.
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 12:03 PMThe IMF seems to have rowed back a little in its article IV annual healthcheck on the UK economy from the position it was adopting last April. At the IMFs annual meeting in Washington, the funds chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, said the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, was playing with fire by continuing to pursue austerity, [...]
A GP should be like Mr Bates in Downton Abbey: a selfless servant. Instead, most are as snooty as the Dowager Countess
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 10:48 AMFact: Patients are flooding A&E departments because they do not trust out-of-hours alternatives, a spokesman for the Royal College of Physicians told MPs yesterday. Fact: only 75 per cent of A&E departments were seeing patients within the targeted four hours last week. Fact: Sir David Nicholson, the controversial NHS chief many blame for the Staffs [...]
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 10:13 AMThe West London Free School Trust received some good news this morning. Our proposal to open a new primary school in Earls Court has been approved by the Department for Education, one of 102 free school proposal given the green light today. If you add that to the new primary were opening in September and [...]
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 09:41 AMI like David Cameron. Anyone who has read anything I have written in the last four or five years might be astonished to see me write that. There was the signing up to Brownonomics, the failure to win the election, the coalition and the calamitous mismanagement of his party. This morning he was still at [...]
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 09:25 AMIn Britain, 17-year-olds are deemed to be too young to drive a car, buy a drink in the pub, or place a bet. They are too young to vote, nor are they deemed sufficiently adult toenter intocivil contracts. Yet, as we have learned today,it seems that in certain circumstances they are deemed to be old [...]
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 08:54 AMDavid Cameron has been on the wireless this morning. Three thoughts: 1. Mr Cameron has offered Westminster a gentle reminder that whatever his limitation as either political strategist or tactician, hes really a very good media spokesman. Its hard to think of anyone else in the game today who could offer such polish and self-assurance [...]
Congratulations, gay marriage campaigners – you have completely destroyed the meaning of social progress
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 08:32 AMI know the only thing youre allowed to say about gay marriage is Yay! and that if you say anything else youre a weirdo hateful bigot. But permit to make just one non-yay-based observation about it. Which is this: gay marriage has utterly transformed, for the worse, the meaning of social progress. Throughout modern history, [...]
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