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David Miliband The British General Election is being called today. While it is going on I cannot post blogs for the Foreign Office website. So for now, thank you for all your comments. I hope we'll continue the conversation soon! David Miliband 06 April 2010 Share this with: Following on from the decree launching the High Office of Oversight , the Afghan government announced last week the approval of a new sub-national governance policy. This is another significant achievement against the London Conference commitments. This has been a major weakness – as I highlighted in my recent MIT speech But this announcement is an important step forward, which shows real commitment and leadership from the Afghan government. 01 April 2010 In Somalia there are signs that opinion is building against the extremist group Al-Shabaab, who threaten attempts to restore stability. I don't underestimate the difficulties or the complexities, but the growth of opposition to extremism in Somalia is encouraging. 31 March 2010

New Reality TV Show proposed While the crossing of the border between Mexico and the US by illegal aliens and drug smugglers gets a lot of news and political attention , few people actually know very much about how this is actually done. Herewith is a Treatment / Proposal for a new TV reality show called "Sneaking into America" : Ten contestants for each series will be selected randomly from applicants. There would be 3 series of Sneaks into America. Each of the 3 series will have 4 episodes… for a total of 12 one hour shows. The first episode of each "Sneak" series is titled “staging for illegal entry”, the second being “crossing the line”, the third being “the overland journey of death” and the final episode “arriving in the promised land”. The last scene in each series will be the winner starting his or her new job in the United States. Contestants who are captured, killed, die or give up with be eliminated from the contest for the winning prize. The first series will be called Sneak to Phoenix.

Monty Python's Completely Useless Web Site Found Shit : Funny, Bizarre, Amazing Pictures & Videos MontyPython Subscribe to the Official Monty Python Channel here - The DVD/BluRay of the live show is available to pre-order here: Here is the first of our series of exclusive clips of sketches from the last Monty Python Live (mostly) shows at London's O2 Arena, on 20 July 2014. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with Carol Cleveland, reprise their roles as Cardinal Fang, Cardinal Biggles and Cardinal Ximénez, in the classic sketch, The Spanish Inquisition. Welcome to the official Monty Python YouTube channel. New videos will be uploaded every Monday! afoe | A Fistful of Euros | European Opinion . Comics, Quizzes, and Stories Matthew Yglesias » Sympathy for Gordon Brown By Matthew Yglesias on May 4, 2010 at 10:43 am "Sympathy for Gordon Brown" It appears almost certain that Gordon Brown will lead the Labour Party to a historically bad result in the upcoming election. And thanks to the combination of the fact that Brown, as Chancellor, kept the UK out of the Euro and as Prime Minister has presided over substantial stimulus the British economy is actually weathering the recession pretty well. It’s interesting that fundamentals-driven that ignores all this seems to impact not only the mass public, but also elites. The only saving grace for Labour in these circumstances is the presence of a second credible center-left party that may produce a hung parliament rather than a Tory majority.

Big break! Giant pool table is 30 feet long and uses 6lb bowling balls By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 03:15 GMT, 22 January 2011 Most people would rather have a swimming pool in their back garden than an actual pool table. But this is the enormous billiards table, believed to be the largest in world, that an American man built in his yard. Former cage fighter Steve Wienecke used five truck loads of gravel and spent 250 hours to build the one-and-a-half feet high felt-covered pool table. Rack and roll: Steve Wienecke throws a ten-pin bowling ball he uses as a cue-ball on the giant pool table he built in his back garden in Missouri Cue-less: Mr Wienecke throws a heavy bowling ball instead of using a traditional cue in the game of giant pool he invented Players in the game, dubbed 'Knokkers', hurl 6lb ten-pin bowling balls at coloured balls to pot them in giant pockets. Everything on the table is four times the normal size and players are not allowed to move their feet once they have thrown the cue ball. 'Long arms are definitely an advantage.

UK to continue aid to India, terminates aid to 16 other nations London, Feb.28: Britain will continue providing financial aid to India, but will cut off aid to sixteen other nations, following a review, that proves they are no longer in the poverty bracket. Following an inquiry ordered by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, countries such as Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Moldova and Serbia will not be provided financial aid by UK, the Daily Mail reports. The UK however, has decided to continue providing 280 million pounds to India. The overall aid budget is likely to increase by four billion pounds over the next four years. Since Britain will have no way of keeping a check on how the money is used, critics are raising questions about its possible misuse by officials. The total aid will increase from seven billion pounds to eleven billion pounds at the same time when front line public services in the UK are being reduced. Copyright Asian News International/DailyIndia.com

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