Friday, February 10, 2006

Place Your Bets, Please

The other BB hasn't started this Friday's Forecast Thread, so it's fallen to me.

I have problems with Nick. He writes in the Standard, but those pieces don't find their way on to the blog. I'm not sure why anyone does buy the Standard, but I'm pretty sure it's not for a weekly token lefty column. He writes (or wrote) for the Staggers (currently the website is graced with a "subscribe now" which shows the still used on the poster and the book of All The President's Men -- but Woodward and Bernstein actually investigated stuff, rather than sitting around on their fat arses [asses for American readers]; I so hope that's under copyright). But it seems we have to wait two years for those.

Dave writes for the Times on Tuesdays and sometimes Saturdays. To make the rules clear, predictions apply to the next column on the Times main site, not the blog posts. (The other BB can change this if he wishes.)

My prediction is simple: neither will mention Dunfermline. When Lefties Were Good, or the book on Rock Against Racism (aka How Taking Drugs Stopped Facsism In Its Tracks) by Dave Renton seems like a good bet from both Decents.


Blogger Captain Cabernet said...

Nick on Sunday: the Education Bill.

2/11/2006 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger Simon said...

I think he'll do ID cards in time for the Commons vote: why we should spend the money on bobbies on the beat instead, but why Tony Blair is right to care about the nation's security given the Islamist blah blah.

Or perhaps the march of the moderate Muslims will prompt something about the MPAC.

2/11/2006 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

Ah bugger, striking bus drivers. Harry's Place steer, obviously. Should have caught it.

2/12/2006 12:33:00 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

"As I have tried to emphasise, the best service the rich world's liberal left can render is to get on the right side for once."

Oh lord. The education piece is Melanie Phillips-esque in the extreme.

2/12/2006 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous bruschettaboy said...

yes, it's bizarre. It doesn't even have all that much to do with grammar schools.

2/12/2006 09:41:00 PM  

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