Monthly Archives: August 2009

>Barrichello in strong position as McLarens take front row

>I have to admit that the word that rhymes with “duck” was being used with volume and frequency in this house at the end of F1 qualifying in Valencia this afternoon. I knew that it was going to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Brawn GP, F1, Force India, Heikki Kovaleinen, Jenson Button, McLaren, Red Bull, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel | 1 Comment

>Leopards, Spots and the Tories

>Oh dear! David Cameron has devoted much of the past few years trying to convince that the all new Conservative Party is a fluffy, tolerant organisation with a commitment to equality and diversity. I say trying, because there have been … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, David Cameron | 1 Comment

>F1 Returns in Scorching Valencia

>It’s been a long 4 weeks without Formula One. Although the sport has been making loads of headlines, with Michael Schumacher’s coming back and then not coming back and lovely Nelson Piquet Jr being given his marching orders by Renault, … Continue reading

Posted in Brawn GP, F1, Ferrari, Luca Badoer, Michael Schumacher | Leave a comment

>Some things are more important than Iain Dale and his lists

>As I said yesterday, I’m really happy to have risen 23 places in the Total Politics Blog Poll and am so grateful to everyone who voted for me. However, that result is not the most exciting thing that has happened … Continue reading

Posted in Brawn GP, F1, Fun, Iain Dale, Rubens Barrichello, Stephen Glenn | 2 Comments

>Lib Dem Success in Top 50 Scottish Blog Poll

>Iain Dale is a great big tease. There. I’ve said it. Last night he posted a tweet saying that the Total Politics blog results would be up “soon, morning”. So those of us who were on Twitter, while we pretended … Continue reading

Posted in Iain Dale, Total Politics Best Blog Poll | Leave a comment

>MacAskill and Megrahi – the decision and the aftermath

>I have to be honest and say that I don’t envy Kenny MacAskill. The decision he has had to make on the future of Abdelbasset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber is a hard one. He faces pressure from … Continue reading

Posted in Kenny MacAskill, Lockerbie Bomber | 11 Comments

>Panorama shows plight of Afghan Women

>Last night I settled down to watch Panorama, knowing that I’d find it absolutely horrendous to see its depiction of the terrible repression in Afghanistan. Reporter Jane Corbin had been to Afghanistan and had interviewed women who had suffered terrible … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, BBC, Panorama, Violence against Women | 3 Comments

>Save our Apostrophes!

>I’m still feeling rubbish but I was tickled by this article pointed out by Wendy. I have to say that I do have a huge amount of sympathy with Stefan Gatward, who has been adding in the missing apostrophes which … Continue reading

Posted in Grammar, Yapping Yousuf | 6 Comments

>Afghan President betrays Shia Women

>How far would you go to win an election? I don’t think anyone I know in any party would ever betray women in the way that Afghan President Hamid Karzai has done. In order to get the support of Shia … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | 3 Comments

>Don’t Mess with our NHS

>As I was writing the title to this, it dawned on me that it sounded like some sort of Union slogan against Tory spending cuts. They must have used it at some point. They get it right sometimes! As I … Continue reading

Posted in Charlotte Gore, NHS, Nick Clegg | 2 Comments