20% VAT – Who didn’t see that coming?

The new government has raised VAT to 20%. Probably the least surprising news to come out of the budget.

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England’s failure a result of media pressure

England put on their worst display under Fabio Capello, but I think the media have to take their share of the blame.

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Spyder III Pro Arctic laser – The lightsabre has arrived!

A portable laser that burns flesh instantly and can blind you permanently in 0.2 seconds – and available for £130. The lightsabre has arrived.

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World Cup 2010 – How they stand after their first games

So every team has now played 1 game, I’m going to have a look at each group and say how I think things will finish.

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1930 – The First World Cup

Prior to 1930 the Olympics was the place where the best football team in the world was decided. The World Football Championship For Amateurs was organised by FIFA, and was largely successful.

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Asian duo looking strong

Talk about potential surprise packages has surrounded the African nations – understandable considering the competition is in Africa – but I think the surprises could come from another continent.

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Mutu loses appeal and must pay Chelsea £14 million

After a 5 year battle Adrian Mutu has lost his final appeal against paying Chelsea £14 million in compensation for breach of contract.

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First bad referee of the tournament

Refereeing in the World Cup has been great so far, but today we saw probably the worst display so far.

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How safe are fans at South Africa 2010?

With the World Cup just 2 days away excitement is building. Unfortunately so is tension about the safety of visitors to the country.

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Why does China stick by North Korea?

Those who follow the news may have heard about the case of a South Korean ship being torpedoed by North Korea a couple of months ago. I thought it would be interesting to ask why China refuses to condemn its ally.

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