Stephen Pollard



Idiots

By Stephen Pollard, May 4, 2007

If you're a connoisseur of goalkeeping cock-ups, Peter Briffa has five beauties on his site here.

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The Day Today lives

By Stephen Pollard, May 4, 2007

It's amazing how often The Day Today comes to mind when watching TV news. I've just been watching Kay Burley interview John Reid on the elections. It was one of those wonderfully Day Today moments when someone uses a ridiculous analogy and the other person feels they have to carry on using it, however convoluted and stupid it is.

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Everything is bloggable

By Stephen Pollard, May 3, 2007

Not that I am obsessed with blogging...

(From Daily INK)

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Real politics, real people

By Stephen Pollard, May 3, 2007

I switched over to the French presidential debate last night from the footie, once I saw how easily Milan would swat away the inept United. It was a wise choice. I can't remember the last time I have been so gripped by a political debate. It was supposedly as stage managed as even the most insipid US presidential debate, with a clock counting the exact number of seconds taken by each candidate and two questioners. But that only goes to show that when two real people want to have a real argument, stage management means nothing.

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Respect from Nasrallah

By Stephen Pollard, May 3, 2007

If I were to write of the current Israeli shenanigans, with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni calling for PM Ehud Olmert to resign, that, far from using the Winograd Commission as a stick with which to beat Israel, it shows how self-critical and real Israeli democracy is, I would not be alone in such a thought.

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Sarkozy - wrong and right

By Stephen Pollard, May 3, 2007

For all that Sarkozy is clearly the only sensible candidate, there's much on which he is worryingly wrong. My CNE colleague Jacob Arfwedson had a fascinating piece in the Wall Street Journal Europe on the real Sarkozy. Here's an extract:

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Ironic idiocy

By Stephen Pollard, May 2, 2007

I'm afraid I don't have a link for this, but I have just been sent a press release on a debate held last night at the Oxford Union:

66% OF OXFORD UNION AUDIENCE BELIEVE THE PRO-ISRAELI LOBBY STIFLES WESTERN DEBATE ABOUT ISRAEL'S ACTIONS

Oxford, UK: 2nd May a“ A series of heated exchanges marked the arrival of the Doha Debates at the Oxford Union last night, where two-thirds of the student audience approved a motion claiming that Israel's supporters are stifling western debate.

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