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Australian GP 2011 on BBC

After a disastrous time with Jonathan Legard as main commentator, this year the BBC have gone for an all-driver commentary team, sticking with the excellent Martin Brundle and adding David Coulthard as the newbie. How did they do as a team, and how was the race as entertainment? Advertisements

Scars of the past open new wounds in Middle East

Libya, Bahrain, UK, France, US, Russia, China, UN, Suez, Iraq War, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, oil, Israel, Gaddafi, Benghazi, NATO,

Dithering means dying in Libya

The West is dithering over Libya, and the result is innocent civilians are dying, and will die in even larger numbers if all we do is talk. We seem to have learned nothing from Iraq, nothing except the wrong lessons that is.

Lies, damn lies, but no Statistics

As someone who lives in a country in which proportional representation and coalition governments have brought stability, prosperity and common sense to politics for the last fifty years, I find the American-style partisanship of the UK AV Referendum rather sad. Worst of all is the group that are using lies, damn lies, but no statistics […]

The punishment should fit the crime

One of the principles I grew up with was that “the punishment should match the crime” so it came as a surprise to me how some offences are dealt with when I watched an episode of “The Lock Up” on BBC3. The case I saw didn’t just shock me, it made me re-examine my whole […]