“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…
Say what you like about the Express, they’re great at predicting the weather.
This cold streak should not have come as a surprise, the Express told you that it was coming all the way back in September.
Last week Israel’s ambassador to the UK was summoned to the Foreign Office in a diplomatic protest over their publishing of a planning application. Apparently Hague wanted to show “the depth of the UK’s concerns” about the boost to the Middle East’s construction industry.
Today Egypt’s new progressive president has deployed tanks on the streets of Cairo in an attempt to quell protests against his power grab and constitutional rewrite, yet there is silence from the FCO.
Bricks and mortar bad, tanks and mortar shells good.
Paper Trail Suggests Ashcroft Still Funding Tories | Indy
Bradford Bun Fight Coming | Speccie
Former Minister’s Join ‘Canberra Caterer’ Outcry | The Times
Stop Bercow | The Times
Speaker Cornered | Times
Britain’s Beheaders | Speccie
‘Underclass’ Is Dave’s Fault | Conservative Women
Civil Liberties/Privacy NGO Hires New CEO | Big Brother Watch
Why I Won’t Join UKIP | Dan Hannan
Who Will Stand Up for the Christians? | Ron Lauder
Labour Swing Extends Deep into Tory Seats | Lord Ashcroft
Lord Glasman tells it like it is:
“The first thing is to acknowledge that Labour has been captured by a kind of aggressive public sector morality which is concerned with the individual and the collective but doesn’t understand relationships.”
Owen Jones says:
We also need Zil lanes.