“Nate Silver can’t add”…
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Good news. It seems the glaciers are not melting. Eco-loons had predicted glaciers in the Himalayas would be gone by 2035, but with 100cm of fresh snowfall in November, the Times of India reports that “the abundance of snow on the mountains has rejuvenated nearly one thousand glaciers in the Himalayas.
“While scanty snowfall and rising temperature in last decade had sparked the possibilities of fast shrinking of glaciers, good spells of snowfall in last three years have changed the trend with glaciers almost growing to their original size.”
It’s over! Rejoice!
Monday’s black-tie evening with Max Clifford to raise as much money for the Help Numan Walk Appeal is cancelled. Over a fabulous four-course dinner Max was due to reveal the secrets of the rich and famous and then host a charity auction and raffle. Unfortunately he is instead being asked by detectives to reveal secrets…
Max Clifford’s has hired Mishcon de Reya/Hacked Off’s Charlotte Harris. She says he will assist the police “as best he can with their inquiries” following his arrest. Regular readers will remember Charlotte from other high profile cases. Such as Chris Huhne.
“I’m proud to say I voted for Gordon Brown”.
Sky New’s Steve Dixon had the prophetic interview with Clifford in October:
He asked the PR guru whether he was compromising himself and Clifford explained that in the sixties people “never asked for anybody’s birth certificate.”
“All kinds of things went on and I do mean young girls throwing themselves at them in their dressing rooms at concert halls, at gigs, whatever. They never asked for anybody’s birth certificate and they were young lads … suddenly everyone’s dream was a reality.”
Worth a watch given today’s news of his arrest.
Guido sources say the man in his sixties arrested in Surrey today by the Jimmy Savile investigators is Max Clifford…
The Sun’s business editor Steve Hawkes is off to the Telegraph to become their consumer affairs editor. The Standard diary had prematurely reported he was off to the Times, but the Telegraph have got their man this morning.
Today’s Indy reports on rumours that fuel duty campaigner Rob Halfon will turn to the 10p tax rate for his next trick. Guido can confirm that Halfon will push George Osborne to repeal Gordon Brown’s abolition of the 10p rate, bringing it back for everyone earning under £15,000.[…] Read the rest
Ed Balls blamed his stammer for getting his script wrong yesterday but he still did not have anything to say this morning:
“I’m not going to come on the Today programme within 24 hours and start making ex cathedra statements without taking a proper judgement”
That didn’t stop his boss doing just that when he recommended implementing Leveson in full, just five hours after receiving the 2,000 page document.[…] Read the rest