Nick Clegg says Russia should not host World Cup 2018

Nick Clegg says Russia should not host World Cup 2018 Fifa has ruled out calls for boycott after the shooting down of MH17, insisting the tournament could be ‘a force for good’.
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Clare Balding: England women will win football World Cup before men

TV presenter cites BT’s purchase of rights to Super League coverage as a move that will make a difference to the sportListen to Clare Balding speaking about the BT Sport launchThe England women’s football team will bring home a World Cup before the men’s squad reclaim the title, sports broadcaster Clare Balding has predicted.Speaking at […]
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Vicky Pryce: ‘Politics takes away your integrity. People lie to get what they want’

Vicky Pryce is an economist who has ambitions to be chancellor. She’s also the ex-wife of Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne – and their very acrimonious split has landed them both in courtVicky Pryce has just written a book in which she argues that Greece could never have lived within the euro and economic Armageddon was an inevitability. The […]
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Three myths that sustain the economic crisis

Five years ago the banks stopped lending to each other. Larry Elliott on why the temporary, technical problem is still with usThe summer of 2007 was a run-of-the-mill affair. Tony Blair had stepped down as prime minister in late June and his successor, Gordon Brown, was enjoying a honeymoon period. It was a year without […]
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How stamp collecting came unstuck | Hunter Davies

The Royal Mail’s desperation to sell stamps is killing off my cheap and therapeutic hobbyThis will be a bumper year for commemorative stamps, with the Royal Mail shoving out loads of new issues for the Queen’s jubilee, the Olympics, sheep, pigs, anything at all really. It has become the perfect definition of a licence to […]
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UTV Media growth hit by Irish slump

Rising profits at British radio division including TalkSport but one-off charge results in pre-tax loss of £21.7m for 2011UTV Media, the owner of TalkSport and the Northern Ireland ITV franchise, has reported a strong 2011, withadjusted pre-tax profits up 10% to £23.3m..However, the group was forced to make a £45m non-cash impairment charge in its […]
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What does Brazil have that the UK doesn’t?

Brazil has now officially overtaken the UK as the world’s sixth largest economy. Here’s how to tell the two nations apartBrazil:Economy: Well that’s the point, obviously. According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), Brazil has now overtaken the UK as the world’s sixth largest economy. Despite growing at a mere 3.5% last […]
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Fabio Capello needs to learn lessons from the business world

Capello decided to speak out on Sunday and stated it was ‘right that Terry should keep the captain’s armband’I hope no one reading this blog will disagree that the leadership of Football Association is in a right mess. The board of directors, which is made up of executives and non-executives from football clubs, made a […]
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