Giants lead best-of-seven series 1-0 Royals Yordano Ventura vs Giants Jake PeavyJoin the blog! Tweet @lengeldavidemail: email@example.com 8.39pm ET Jake Peavy dislikes the American League. As a Sox fan I remember this well. @LengelDavidThis is true - NL ERA 3.23, AL ERA 4.13 lifetime - so thats a good call. 8.36pm ET Butler swings and hi […]
Video shows secret service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn at presidential building in WashingtonA man jumped the White House fence in Washington on Wednesday and was attacked by secret service dogs, a secret service spokesman has said.Dogs got him, the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Continue reading...
Gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot dead by sergeant-at-armsCanadian PM hustled away after shots broke outMPs barricaded themselves in parliamentary roomsCanadian police sweep area after shooting live updates The Canadian capital, Ottawa, was thrown into turmoil on Wednesday when a gunman shot dead a soldier guarding the national war memorial before storming in […]
Gunman identified as Michael Zehaf-BibeauCpl Nathan Cirillo identified as soldier killedLockdown of downtown Ottawa continuesSuspected gunman killed in parliament gunfightPM Stephen Harper safe while evacuation begins Continue reading...
Argentine defender admits team give ball away far too cheaply Zabaleta acknowledges City now have uphill struggle to qualify Uefa confirms no action against CSKA MoscowPablo Zabaleta has admitted that Manchester City can give the ball away too cheaply and the team find it difficult to win when playing badly, following yet another disappointing display in the […]
We are back to the news cycle whereby Westminster freaks out over how to deal with the threat from UKIP. The political parties will respond with the same promises, soundbites and narratives. Then they’ll go back to existing plans until the next ‘crisis’. Thrown in this debate are two academics – Rob Ford and Matthew […]
I’ve not waded that much into the debate on Scotland’s future, partly because I’ve been focusing on ISIS and partly because its not my fight. I support the Union but its up to the people of Scotland to decide and they’re unlikely to be persuaded by this random guy from London. But I’m perplexed by […]
Last night President Obama delivered a speech on how the United States would tackle the threat of ISIS. It rightly deserves a lot of parsing and discussion. There have broadly been two types of responses: "Oh no, the USA is back to fighting a war in Iraq again! This won't end well!" ... or... "Oh god, this won't do anything to destro […]
The Independent's Partrick Cockburn writes: "West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State". This is absolute rubbish. Not one British official is quoted saying they would work with Assad against ISIS. Not even anonymously. When the British Foreign Secretary was asked on Friday by the BBC if the UK was planning to wo […]
Let's get two caveats out of the way first: I'm neither a Muslim and nor am I religious in my daily life. I come from a Sikh family. Secondly, anyone who's read my writing knows I have zero sympathy for religiously motivated terrorists. In fact I even supported the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to take out the Taliban. Now to the main point. […]
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Lynda Bellingham, who sadly died today of cancer. The great think about Lynda was she was just how I imagined she would be – full of fun, flirts and laughter. Do have a listen to the 20 minute LBC interview HERE – it will cheer you up on a very sad day.
Our national broadcasters have done something I never thought possible. They’ve re-created the ‘closed shop’ and told the political parties to comply with their general debate wishes or else. Not that they have defined the ‘else’. They’ve more or less presented the party leaders with a fait accompli. The only person who’s happy seems to be Ed Miliband. Draw […]
Well thank God that’s over. Three weeks of party conferences, plus the Scottish Referendum, is quite enough even for someone as politically geeky as your humble servant. Whatever the plural of knackered is, that’s how most political journalists feel. I’ve done 39 hours of broadcasting from the conferences and the referendum, and having caught the obligatory […]
The nominees: Tim Shipman, for his recent series of undercover recordings. Tom Newton Dunn, Plebgate Chris Hope, for the Smeargate spoiler. Heather Brooke for MPs expenses And the winner: 1/ Found this on my sideboard this morning. Souvenir from @GuidoFawkes #GF10 party. pic.twitter.com/EfpkVIexha — Heather Brooke (@newsbrooke) October 22, 2014 I am somewhat […]
An interesting news line from Boris last night, coming out against Chris Grayling’s plans to lock up internet trolls. He told Guido’s dinner guests “trolls are a vital part of our political ecosystem, a vital part of our democracy, we need them”. The Mayor also gave some wise advice for politicians who might find themselves in […]