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Friday, March 23, 2007
18 Doughty Street Highlights This Week
I thought I'd give you a quick rundown of some programmes we showed on 18 Doughty Street this week, which you might want to dip into if you're having a quiet weekend.
In the 1970s, according to Ruth Lea, "Britain was a basket case. . . . I was in the Treasury.. . "
Cause-effect linkage, perhaps?
Gordon's nose picking has now reached the Guardian.
Those Blairite Guardianistas really don't like the Chancellor and are making a meal of this one (pun intended)
The Humphrey Malins interview is good - thinking about drugs and what policy will actually work is required of anyone interested in politics.
Its a fairly non-political interview with the sort of MP that makes parliament worth while.
Please sort out Doughty St for us Mac users. (I can get Webcameron without problems. Well, without technical ones.) I know we are a small minority but only Doughty Street presents a problem (buffering lag in QuickTime)... Which can't be right.
Today's Sun has turned on Brown over his con-trick budget and makes a sly reference to his nasal habits:
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown’s popularity NOSEDIVED after Wednesday’s Budget......
Several of today's papers also have sly references to nosepicking, nosediving etc. Brown is becoming a laughing stock over this and may see his political ambitions slip away.
I was pleased to see Peter tatchell last night. Could you get him to do a piece on Zimbabwe. I don't agree with a lot of his thinking on economics (barmy) but he's an honest beleiver in human rights and an expert on Mugabe's dictatorship. The world needs people like Peter Tatchell - just don't put them in charge of the economy!
For a moment I thought that said "Rolf Harris Memorial Service".
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