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Anorak’s Sunday Supplement – Rolling News

by | 20th, May 2007

PRINCE Harry is going to war. And the cunning plan to slaughter the enemy is very much on. Says the NOTW:

A close friend revealed: “Harry would do anything to get on the plane to Afghanistan, he’s disappointed that he didn’t see action in Iraq.

“His trip will be shrouded in secrecy. He will disappear. It will be a case of smoke and mirrors. There are many options available to stop people finding out.

MICHAEL Portillo on fearing Gordon Brown:

As Gordon Brown prepares to become prime minister he is presented with at least two examples of administrative catastrophe that owe nothing to the fickle finger of fate. They are the purest exemplars of ministerial ineptness.

US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama addressing the great unwashed at Southern New Hampshire University:

“In a few minutes, you can take your diploma, walk off this stage and go chasing after the big house and the large salary and the nice suits and all the other things that our money culture says you should buy.

But I hope you don’t. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled”

Barack’s agonists haven’t been listening

MPs vote on keeping their letters and spending secret. Yes, that’s right, the elected members vote to keep secrets from the people who vote for them and pay their wages. This from the Sunday Times leader:

There is no case for exempting the Commons from FOI. Any issues of confidentiality that arise from MPs’ correspondence with constituents are covered under data protection legislation, as MPs know only too well. Their real aim is to prevent voters knowing what they get up to. If this bill becomes law, the requirement for MPs to reveal their expenses will be at the discretion of the authorities and could be removed at any time. Mr Maclean has not even defended it in the Commons and has refused to justify it on air or in print. This is parliament at its worst. The very people whose actions and conduct should be most open to public scrutiny are doing their best to restrict it.

MADELEINE McCann is missing. And you know that reward, Remember that we said how waving around wads of cash might not work? Sky News has this:

Detectives hunting missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann fear people purely motivated by the cash offered by the huge rewards for information are hampering their investigation.

IT’S Cultural Diversity Day. Don’t just blame everything on the Jews, embrace Calvinists and rugby league…

CONTAMINATED Salvador lake is mystery bird magnet. Pullution might be good for wildlife. Who knew?

CHINA takes organs from living prisoners. Cloning has to be better than this…

PERHAPS the Chinese can swap organs on MySpace:

MySpace, the world’s most popular online social network, has launched a version of its website in China, despite fears among human rights campaigners that users will be censored or spied on by the totalitarian Communist state.Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns MySpace, said last year that the company was looking for a way to enter China without running into political obstacles of the type faced by Google, which agreed to self-censor its content; and by Yahoo, which gave the Chinese government information about the site’s users. Both internet companies have been targeted by Irrepressible.info, the joint campaign run by The Observer and Amnesty International calling for freedom of speech online.

CHELSEA are boring. Watching them is like watching a rich man count his money:

I felt we could be here for three hours and they wouldn’t score,’ Mourinho said. ‘Two or three of our players looked tired in the first half,’ Sir Alex Ferguson offered in mitigation. ‘It was a stalemate, but I had a feeling it might be. Chelsea never go gung-ho at anyone.’

VEGETARIANS show surprising vigour:

Fiona Dawson, managing director of the Mars snack business in the UK, said: “The consumer is our boss and we had lots of feedback from consumers who were unhappy about the change. It became very clear, very quickly that we had made a mistake, for which I am sorry.“There are three million vegetarians in the UK and not only did we disappoint them but we upset a lot of the consumers. We have listened to their views and have decided to reverse our decision.”



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