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Soubry sums it up

There’s been a lot of praise for Anna Soubry’s Guardian interview on Friday. Most of it is justified. It’s refreshing to have someone who’s prepared to call out the utter bullshit that dominates public discourse, about immigration in particular. But … Continue reading

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An unusual situation

If there’s one thing I don’t do, it’s quick reaction posts. Especially if they’re reacting to football matches I haven’t seen. If there are two things I don’t do, the other one might be extreme mood swings. I’m not in … Continue reading

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Fulham, eventually…

There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about early goals. An early goal settles the nerves. An early goal riles up the opposition. An early goal catches the worm. There is, though, one set of circumstances where an early goal is … Continue reading

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Striking differences

Over the last couple of days, in an ancient place where there are no graphics, we’ve been talking about whether Boro are better playing with David Nugent or Kike Garcia in the “lone striker” or “number 9” role. We know … Continue reading

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Twitter and the non-bias of the Daily Politics

There’s been a lot of fuss this week about Twitter’s plan to allow tweets to contain up to 10,000 characters, rather than the current 140. The beauty of the medium is its brevity, nobody wants to read pages and pages … Continue reading

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Save Our Steel?

I should start this piece by saying, as I mention a lot throughout its length, that I’m not an expert on any of this stuff. It’s a thought experiment based on a pre-existing opinion, and it’s one that includes people’s … Continue reading

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Amplification

We hear a lot about how Twitter is an “echo chamber”. This is usually pointed out with a slightly patronising tone, by those who are keen to make us aware that although they engage on social media (sometimes to extreme … Continue reading

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Paris Roubaix – the photos

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Anything but Hell

“Nooooon. Tous les ans…!” The elderly resident, leaning on her garden gate on the edge of Saint-Vaast-en-Cambrésis, wasn’t fussed about making the kilometre-long walk to the top of the pavé road to watch the bike race. If you’ve seen one … Continue reading

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Red Bull Ranting

Earlier today, the excellent F1 journalist Will Buxton posted his thoughts on exactly why Red Bull should be allowed to leave F1 without too much more fuss if that’s what the company really wants. The post is here, and it … Continue reading

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