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Think Tank

‘WE like Professor David Begg. We have always maintained that he talks a lot of sense.

The mums’ race at the school sports day was very competitive

So when the man the Independent calls the Government’s most senior advisor on …

Posted: 28th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Happy Talk

‘WHEN the students leave university with their five A-levels, degree in media studies and £20,000 debt, the fun is only just beginning.

‘So much for my media studies degree!’

For the Times has seen a new report into the lives …

Posted: 25th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iraq – The Cost

‘IF President Bush and Tony Blair are worried about their approval ratings at home, they should be glad they are not standing for election in Baghdad.

‘So, Paul. How about that as a recipe for disaster?’

According to a report …

Posted: 25th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paper Chase

‘IT’S an expensive business being a student these days – on top of all the money spent on beer, drugs and deodorant, they now have to find money for tuition fees…and exam papers.

‘And I got 100% as well!’

The …

Posted: 25th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Choice Is Yours

‘AT the next General Election, voters will be presented with a clear choice – do they want more choice or do they want more choice.

‘Do you want me to take out your appendix or your spleen?’

Parents will be …

Posted: 24th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Letter From Baghdad

”SORRY I haven’t written for a while,’ the letter goes. ‘I am afraid I have been otherwise detained.

‘This dictating business is enough to turn you grey’

‘Life has changed quite a lot for me since I last wrote. I …

Posted: 24th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Dogs Of War

‘IT is inconceivable that Saddam Hussein has been tortured while in captivity – because that is not the American way.

‘Donald, where’s your trousers?’

President George Dubya will tell you so, and insist that he has never, will never and …

Posted: 24th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Burning Bush

‘IT is one of those bizarre twists of logic that President Bush’s approval ratings with the American people should have peaked just after 9/11.

‘I have everything under control…’

The prime responsibility of any government is to defend its country …

Posted: 23rd, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reaping What We Sow

‘IF Britain finds itself in a difficult position regarding the eight prisoners currently being held by Iran, it has its American ally largely to thank.

Another day in Bush’s America

The Times publishes a picture of one of the men …

Posted: 23rd, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It’s Easier For A Rich Man…

‘CONGRATULATIONS to the Barclay brothers, who last night won the battle to become the new owners of the Telegraph group after their £665m offer was accepted by Hollinger International.

‘And this is our bronze lifesaving badge’

We are quite sure …

Posted: 23rd, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reading The Roo-ns

‘IS there any connection between Iran’s decision to seize three Royal Navy boats and detain their eight crew members yesterday and Wayne Rooney?

‘We want our Rooney back!’

Apart from splashing a picture of the latter across their front page …

Posted: 22nd, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Flippin’ Rooney

‘TRADITIONALLY, England football fans like to celebrate by throwing plastic chairs and glass bottles at riot police laid on by their hosts for the occasion.

Don’t try this at home, kids

Greeks smash plates, the Irish get smashed, we smash …

Posted: 22nd, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Running Out Of Roo-m

‘THE only people, apart from the killjoy safety campaigners, not ‘doing a Rooney’ today are the yokels who live in the English countryside.

Madonna in traditional peasant garb

This is partly because they don’t have TV in the country and …

Posted: 22nd, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Euro Facts

‘TONY Blair knows a lot about the battle between reality and myth – although in the majority of occasions recently he has been fighting in the latter camp.

‘I’m still, I’m still Tony from the block…’

The existence of weapons …

Posted: 21st, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Skirting – The Issue

‘THE antipathy towards anything European in this country is all the harder to understand given that our politicians have banned far more things than Brussels ever has.

Some of Year 10 were taking things a bit far

Smacking is next …

Posted: 21st, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Just Say No

‘WHEN the Americans were stationed in Britain 60 years ago, the joke was that they were “overpaid, oversexed and over here”.

‘How do I get this bloody thing off?’

That is not something that could be said of the new …

Posted: 21st, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bill Of Rights And Wrongs

‘BILL Clinton’s autobiography, the heavily marketed My Life, runs to 957 pages.

How could he?

The length will put many people off reading it, especially when they realise that Clinton can drag even the most clear and concise question out …

Posted: 18th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mann Overboard

‘AS miscarriages of justice go, there can be no bigger case of mistaken identify and plain wrongness than the lot of some of our fine lads in Portugal.

‘Two goals in the last minute against the French and now this.

Posted: 18th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oui The People

‘SO much for the United States of Europe.

‘I too cannot tell a lie’

While the nation on the other side of the Atlantic cites its constitution with pride and recalls its signing in Philadelphia with feelings of brotherly love, …

Posted: 18th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Three Chairs For England

‘IT’S long been a bugbear of the English sporting hierarchy that so many of the sports in which the English excel are not part of the Olympic sphere.

‘Will mummy kiss it better?’

Where is snooker in the pantheon of …

Posted: 17th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Itching For A Fight

‘DID anyone else notice how close the English football hooligans arrested on the Algarve last night are to their mums?

‘One riot policeman…two riot policemen…three riot policemen…’

We deduce from this that they are all good boys who were just …

Posted: 17th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


National Disservice

‘IN the old days, football hooligans would have found themselves dressed in khaki uniforms and sent out to fight for their country…with a gun.

‘Three World Wars and no World Cups…’

And such is the number of wars Tony Blair …

Posted: 17th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Run DMZ

‘SHHH! Can you hear that? Listen harder. Still can’t hear it?

‘Tell me what you want, what you really, really want…’

Well, we can tell you that what you cannot hear is the sound of silence. And not of the …

Posted: 16th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Art Of Relaxation

‘FEELING as stressed out as a Korean border guard? Tense, nervous headache?

‘Clearing up leaves, cooking, looking after two small kids…’

Your brain packed with unexploded rage? Got an urge to scream out ‘Why me?’ at the top of your …

Posted: 16th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Comprehensive Care

‘FEAR prevents us from doing many things with a free heart…and no profession prays upon our fears more than insurers.

Richard Keys after theives stole his chest wig

‘Planning a holiday?’ asks the man in the grey suit. ‘Have a …

Posted: 16th, June 2004 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0