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February 26, 2007

Blair's final snub to the Commons

Last week, Margaret Thatcher was given the rare honour of having a statue placed in the Members Lobby of the House of Commons. It was an even rarer event as she’s still alive.

It seems unlikely Tony Blair will ever follow her.

While she was recognised as one of the greatest parliamentarians of the century, Blair has begun to indicate (according to the News of the World) that he’ll leave his Sedgefield constituency this year, causing a by-election.

It’s proof – if it were needed – that he has little time for parliamentary democracy. He’ll always prefer ‘sofa politics’ to the green benches.

My Oscar Predictions – How did I do?

Best Picture:
Winner: Little Miss Sunshine Cross

Best Director:
Winner: Paul Greengrass, United 93 Cross

Best Actor:
Winner: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland Tick

Best Actress:
Winner: Helen Mirren, The Queen Tick

Best Supporting Actor:
Winner: Honestly don’t know. Cross

Best Supporting Actress:
Winner: Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine Cross

Best Animated Feature:
Winner: Happy Feet Tick

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Winner: Borat Cross

Best Original Screenplay:
Winner: Babel Cross

Best Cinematography:
Winner: Children of Men Cross

Didn’t I do well…

Er, no.

University Challenge

Bloody hell, I didn’t think University Challenge could have you on the edge of your seat, shouting at the television. Well done to the four in Paxman’s firing line.

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