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The History Man

‘IN times of great need, a country needs a great leader. During WWII we had Winston Churchill, one of the most brilliant statesmen of modern times, to steer Britain safely though its darkest hour. America has George W Bush.

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Posted: 29th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Pride Of Essex

‘WINSTON Churchill was not from Essex. But the county has been home to other great figures, such as the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, David Beckham and the members of Depeche Mode.

Essex puts its best foot forward

Now Essex wants … READ ON

Posted: 29th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fish And (Computer) Chips

‘GEORGE Bush may have been accused of lazy thinking when it comes to drawing comparisons between his situation and that which faced Winston Churchill, but it can’t be any lazier than this.

”Don’t worry, be happy – my arse”

In … READ ON

Posted: 29th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fashion Disaster

‘TONY Blair is well known for his natty, and expensive, dress sense. If he’s not decked out in a £600 suit in the House of Commons, he’s sporting designer sweaters at Australian barbeques or other casual, yet stylish, knitwear in … READ ON

Posted: 28th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Follow The Leader

‘AMERICANS are no longer worried about the colour of the Prime Minister’s suits – they’re just hoping he’ll don the combat fatigues and help eliminate that troublesome Iraqi dictator who’s been bothering them for so long.

”Ib dib, you’re hit”
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Posted: 28th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britain Measures Up

‘THERE is one area, however, in which Britain easily leads the rest of Europe.

Best of British

”According to the Department for Trade and Industry, the average Briton stands head, shoulders, girth and bottoms above their continental counterparts,” says the … READ ON

Posted: 28th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trigger Happy VP

‘DICK Cheney is getting an itchy finger. It is now almost a year since the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon and in the intervening 11.5 months Uncle Sam has only managed to carpet bomb … READ ON

Posted: 27th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jewry Out On Sacks

‘THE prospect of any country in the Middle East stockpiling nuclear weapons is indeed a scary one – and one we would, of course, expect the United States to take immediate measures to prevent.

”That’s just what I was saying!”
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Posted: 27th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thanks For The Memories

‘REMEMBER this name: Andi Bell. At 34, he has just become the World Memory Champion after at last usurping Dominic O’Brien, who has been champion for as long as anyone in the business can remember (which, as you might imagine, … READ ON

Posted: 27th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Young, Free And Filthy

‘ONE OF the more intriguing aspects of the court case featuring the Chelsea and Wimbledon footballers, which concluded yesterday with a good result for the lads, was a subtle distinction made by Jody Morris on the etiquette of the familiar … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gittin’ Down With The Bitches

”’HEY JOE, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand? He-e-ey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand? I’m goin’ down to shoot them foxes, you know I caught ’em messin’ round on my land…” … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bowls: A Nation’s Shame

‘WITH PARANOIA rampant concerning the safety of children, the Times publishes a worrying story about 10-year-old James Price, who spends all his spare time ”playing bowls” with men many years his senior.

Insidious

The Times picture shows James flanked by … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Britons

‘ROBBIE Williams. Michael Crawford. Boy George. What do these three have in common? There’s their gender of course, though even that is a little suspect in at least one case. Can’t guess? Come on, it’s obvious. All right, we’ll tell … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Golden Ballpoint

‘NATURALLY our greatest living hero, David Beckham, has made the BBC’s list of 100, though his wife Victoria has, incomprehensibly, been omitted. And now, Golden Balls has been offered a sizeable chunk of cash to tell us all about his … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


School’s Out – Of Fashion

‘WHEN you’re destined to be a footballing legend, there’s probably not much point in studying, which explains why David Beckham is in need of professional help with his autobiography.

”Je suis un idiot”

Unfortunately for the future of English football, … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Our Kind Of People

‘AH, HELLO there! Welcome to the agreeable world of Broadsheet Corner, where the top 32 per cent of society come for their daily infusion of culture, wit and hard news.

Head of your ordinary working-class family

(The other 72 per … READ ON

Posted: 21st, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Their Kind Of People

‘THE TIMES isn’t the only institution where class matters. They take it very seriously in the Welsh Labour Party too – although in the valleys it is the working class that carries the cachet.

Rhodri disguised as a scruffy member
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Posted: 21st, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Welsh Rabbit

”’I FEEL a bit awkward about not being Welsh,” says 22-year-old Cambridge graduate Mark Watson in today’s Telegraph. ”It’s a sort of fabrication,” he admits, although he does have a Welsh mother.

Mark’s hero

While we are familiar with the … READ ON

Posted: 21st, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Can’t Reed, Can’t Rite

‘WHILE Anastasia Fedotova enrols on a crash course in juggling, or learns whatever skills might help her get into Oxford, the Independent looks at the 40,000 pupils who will leave school without any qualifications at all.

A proud member of
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Posted: 20th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Best Actor In Town

‘AS Jeffrey Archer might put it in his soon-to-be-aired memoirs: ”Yesterday was the first day of many as I began a season in the West End theatre. I was to star in a production of Hamlet in which I play … READ ON

Posted: 20th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It Doesn’t Add Up

‘JEFFREY Archer would also doubtless like to pass a few words on the news from his other alma mater, Oxford University.

Now known to hopefuls as the dream-on spires

The place the Archer-inspired novelist Matthew Arnold described as the ”home … READ ON

Posted: 20th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dead In The Water

‘AROUND the time of the first great flood, a pair of each type of animal made it through to safety on Noah’s floating menagerie. Now just a random handful of beasts have been salvaged, as Prague Zoo becomes an aquarium. … READ ON

Posted: 19th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Animal Hospital

‘BUT as you post a £10 gift token to Slavek, ask yourself this: ”What would you have done when faced with a drowning hippo?” It’s not a question we spend enough time puzzling over, but in America, they have taken … READ ON

Posted: 19th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t Go Down To The Woods Today

‘FROM one type of rare breed to another now, as the Guardian shines a searchlight on the village of Sawley, Lancashire, venue of the BNP’s annual picnic and rant.

Doing his bit for British nationalism

It was like the Golden … READ ON

Posted: 19th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


La Grande Bouffe

‘WE ALL wish a long and healthy life to St Tony, not to mention nice Mr Major and all the other past prime ministers who are still thankfully with us. But when they are, as Frank Sinatra put it, facing … READ ON

Posted: 16th, August 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0