Well as the affair of the poisoned sushi gathers apace, we have long since shot past the mere fact of being in a Bond film – with 21 people under observation in clinics, and 24 locations around London having been sealed off, we’re only one white cat and an undersea headquarters away from being in a Roger Moore Bond film.
The egghead has landed. One of the UK’s leading bloggers, Professor Norm Geras, is in the country for the duration of the Ashes.
The potential for the AWB affair to drive a huge stake through US-Australian relations is unprecedented. Take a look at how it’s being headlined in American news sources: we didn’t bribe Iraq, we bribed Saddam Hussein.
With the news that the body of murdered ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko will, after all, get a postmortem, the case of the poisoned sushi is getting more interesting by the minute.
ABC TV head Kim Dalton’s statement that the ABC will remain a "mixed production model" is good to hear, though it’s difficult to see how it will be achieved.
Barely a week after the Big-W-War party loses both houses of Congress (to the small w-war party) and Henry Kissinger declares Iraq to be lost, the British government declares that the four Basra-region provinces under its lack-of-control will be ready for handover to Iraqi forces. Quelle coincidence.
Fancy going to the bib for a wally grout? No idea what I’m saying? Then you can’t be an Australian, according to Kevin Mitchell, sports writer for The Observer (UK).
Rank and file Greens are unhappy about their preferences possibly electing People Power candidates.
Strange it is to be reading the Milton Friedman obituaries – still rolling out and not so much glowing as radioactive – in Scandinavia, the region he had so much trouble explaining.