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Links round-up

Hi all,  In an effort to raise the intellectual standard of the Links round-up intros, we are going to talk about art (it also has the very welcome side-effect of distracting me from the rain-delay induced rage that characterises my … Continue reading

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Hi all,  The Nobel Peace Prize was announced today, and while the announcement is often a let-down (remember when Obama got it for not being Dubya? I always thought I should have shared that with him – I’m not, either), … Continue reading

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Hi all,  This week’s links are written in a hurry, as DFID is apparently planning the e-mail apocalypse at 5pm, so if I don’t get these out soon I’ll break my several-year-long streak of getting these out on every Friday … Continue reading

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Hi all, My traditional intro usually consists of some mild gloating about the weather wherever I happen to be sitting on that particular Friday (today, windy and miserable as I look out on a half-destroyed garden after overnight storms), chat … Continue reading

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Hi all,  There really aren’t too many downsides to spending a week in glorious sunshine in the Alentejo – a place where in a single morning you can easily spot 50-odd bird species, including so many Little Owls they were … Continue reading

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Hi all, This week’s links are a little longer than usual, but they’ll also be your lot until September 14th as I flit off to Portugal next Friday, where matters of economics and public policy will be far from my … Continue reading

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Hi all, I have to admit: my reading took a hit yesterday after the news about Aretha Franklin broke (for all the many qualities of her music, it’s not something you can concentrate on reading to). My first memory of … Continue reading

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Hi all, Of course it happens. In a summer where we’ve had roughly 25% of the average rainfall a British summer is used to, all the rain we’re due has been concentrated on a small oval of land in Marylebone, … Continue reading

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Hi all, Ah, the Great British Summer: a time of intermittent thunderstorms, complaints about the cold/rain/heat (depending on which of the seasons the day most resembles) and abject England batting collapses. John Cleese provided an insight into the English cricket … Continue reading

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Hi all, This has been one of the strangest summers I can remember. Not only is England swelteringly hot and sunny, but Sri Lanka beat South Africa in both tests. Not just beat them – hammered­ them, in the manner … Continue reading

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