Saturday, 19 January 2013

Saturday Six 22

It's Saturday evening, so I'll just get straight into listing this Saturday's Six:

Charles Moore in the Telegraph discusses the Operation Yewtree report into Jimmy Saville and highlights the problem with now treating all allegations as fact. There may be no doubt that Jimmy Saville was a paedophile  but there will never be a chance for due process to determine this as fact.

Next up is a review of Tom Daley's "Splash". I've not seen the programme but I just love this line from David Bowden's review: "diving is straight-up, 100 per cent, balls-out, why-don’t-we-see-that-Mapplethorpe-exhibition homo-eroticism." H/T to @stephentall for the link.

The Fluffy Elephant has done it again: this time with an OPTIMISTIC PIECE about the LD future.

Nicole Cooke retired from cycling this week and the BBC reported that she had some strong words on the subject of drug cheats in the sport: "When Lance cries on Oprah later this week and she passes him the tissue, spare a thought for all those genuine people who walked away with no rewards - just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances."

Mark Thompson reports on the progressive nature of the changes in Income Tax payable at different pay bands under the coalition.

Finally, M&G's Bond Vigilantes report on an increasing bubble in the Chinese housing housing market.


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