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England 'Fans' Embarass Themselves

Oct
12

It has long been the enigma surrounding England. Why cant they perform on the international stage and end 40 years of hurt? Well, on Saturday we got a partial answer.

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Fanfare for the common man

Oct
12

After reading Tim's suggested article by David Marquand, I decided to respond in a short blog about the article. Admittedly it's the first time I've heard of Marquand, but I was suitably impressed with his account and it basically refreshes what I'd learnt in History.

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Generation Y and The Credit Crunch

Oct
12

A piece in today's Observer looks at the effect of the credit crunch on our generation - 'Generation Y' - and how much we care about it. The answer based on the students they interviewed?

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Fourth Way Anyone?

Oct
12

This historian's perspective on the future of capitalism offers a tremendous insight into the value of our old friends context and perspective. You don't need to agree with David Marquand to appreciate the weight of his argument.  

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New MacBooks On The Way!

Oct
11

After being exposed as a closet geek by Ian this week I thought I might as well stop repressing the urge to blog about the various techno-stories that surface.

This Tuesday is a huge week in the Mac-world, with Apple confirming that ‘the spotlight turns to notebooks' when they hold a press event at their campus in Cupertino. The announcement ends months of speculation regarding the exact date that new MacBooks and MacBook Pros were being unveiled, with Apple ‘going green' in the latest update to their successful notebook franchise.

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Hitler's Pope(s)

Oct
10
I've been having fun on the Guardian's Comment is Free site today ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/10/religion-catholicism ) criticising Pope Benedict XVI for his frantic efforts to make a saint of his wartime predecessor Pius XII. I think the Vatican's conduct in the era of Fascism and Nazism was unpardonable. I resent profoundly its refusal to open its archives to professional historians.   
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Kent leads the way in frozen assets

Oct
09

Kent County Council tops the table of local government agencies that can't get at their money invested in Icelandic banks, with £50m locked away. Paul Francis, of course, has the details.

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Booze-fuelled bollard bashers disgrace Medway campus

Oct
09

 

Universities at Medway may lack nightlife, but three students from the campus entertained themselves on a drunken night, by charging at bollards and getting arrested.

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The Economic chill that put Capitalism in the Deep Freeze

Oct
09

The lead package on Channel 4 News tonight was exquisite. It started with a coruscating tease (the hospice for sick children that has lost a fortune in an Icelandic bank) and moved on through sharp writing, succulent graphics and lancing interviews.

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Max dismisses multiskilling

Oct
09

Not everyone is an enthusiast of journalists delivering their content to multiple media platforms.  One of Britain's most respected print editors and journalists, Sir Max Hastings, likened the multiskilling reporter to a chef taking the order, cooking the meal and waiting on tables, reports former Press Gazette deputy editor Jon Slattery in his new journalism blog.

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