'I lost in '92 because people still thought the economy was in the tank, that I was out of touch and I didn't understand that,' he said in an AP interview shortly before the dedication of his presidential library in 1997. 'The economy wasn't in the tank, and I wasn't out of touch, but I lost. I couldn't get through this hue and cry for 'change, change, change' and 'The economy is horrible, still in recession.' … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the US dead at 94: Cold War warrior, who spent a lifetime in high public office and ruled an American political dynasty passes away in Texas eight months after his beloved wife Barbara
Breaks the rules
So, if this shambolic stuff is – whether for low, craven or visionary reasons – to be increasingly commonplace on BBC news and current affairs, the conflict between its traditional, informing ambitions and this form of mischief dictates some rapid adjustments to the editorial guidelines. Would it be simpler, in fact, to reclassify this sort of pointless improv as entertainment? Already, BBC rules look radically more permissive than in 2014. Then: “Vox pops are a tool of illustration, NOT a tool of research… Avoid terminology such as: ‘We’ve been out on the streets to find out what the people of Manchester think about this’.” Now, on The World at One, we’re introduced to “the view from Stoke”. A view that, as extracted and depicted by the BBC plays colourfully and, as above, influentially into narratives of the people versus parliament. … [Read more...] about Is the rise of the unscientific vox pop a fresh take on news or just plain laziness?
According to a weekend report, ministers are preparing for a no-deal emergency budget in the week of 7 October, while Javid has pledged “significant extra funding” for mitigating a disorderly departure. So Javid’s forthcoming announcements, including a budget, might be about softening the impact of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October. There will also be an expectation that they will address the future of the economy in a post-Brexit Britain. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson says he’ll spend, but who will pay?
Arriving in the EU: which passport queue will you have to join? Nearly all EU airports operate two channels for arrivals – telling passengers to go through either the EU channel or the (usually much slower) non-EU queue. Officially from 1 February the British are no longer in the EU, but fortunately they will be told to continue to go through the EU queue. What happens after 31 December is much less clear: the Republic of Ireland said there would be a combined EU/UK channel, but other governments are still deciding. … [Read more...] about What will Brexit mean for your money? Key questions answered
a mix of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity every week – for example, 2 x 30-minute runs plus 30 minutes of brisk walking equates to 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity andstrength exercises on 2 or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms)A good rule is that 1 minute of vigorous activity provides the same health benefits as 2 minutes of moderate activity. … [Read more...] about Overweight people are slammed for snapping tree branches in a popular London park by doing pull-ups from them to get fit