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  • Gordon Brown’s gaffe

    April 29, 2010 @ 4:07 pm | by Harry McGee

    There are few spaces in the world, visual or aural, that are now free from prying eyes and ears, most of them electronic.

    It’s more dystopian than the world poor old Winston Smith encountered in George Orwell’s 1984.

    Gordon Brown found that out to his cost yesterday. The video above give the full narrative of the toe-curling episide with pensioner Gillian Duffy in Rochdale. (more…)

  • Hands in Pockets, Pockets in Pants

    May 15, 2009 @ 7:33 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It never ceases to amaze me how many people in this country are willing to rally round the Royals when someone is seen to insult them. Many moons ago, Maeve Binchy caused a furore with a less-than-adoring colour piece in this newspaper on the wedding of Charles and Diana.

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    Casual acquaintances (Photograph: Frank Miller)

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