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Derek Bateman Derek Bateman | 17:00 UK time, Friday, 15 October 2010

Still no sleep, the children want to party all night... There were four of us in the bed this week, I woke up with a two-year-old snoring lightly in my ear... But there's no time to dwell on the domestic front - There's news to analyse.

Possibly not since the moon landings has there been a drama with a happy ending like the rescue of the Chilean miners...well, possibly Apollo 13 (or the 1990 rugby Grand Slam!) We'll look at the consequences of it all for Chile, a poor country with real resources and a hangover reputation involving memories of Allende and Pinochet.

One of the saddest stories was the tragic death of Linda Norgrove, one of those courageous young Scots who risk all to help others...we'll look at what may have gone wrong with her rescue in Afghanistan.

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And we debate if we should be asking students to pay for their university education. Is that the society we want, where we can afford WMD but not further education? Just imagine what parents of future students would make of them starting out with massive debts...

That takes me back to the ankle-biters at home... they're already busy crayoning away and counting the stairs in readiness for Oxford. All I want is a good night's sleep... join me Saturday morning at 8.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Hmm. Thing with a blog is that you have to keep it updated!!

    Heard about this webpage on the prog this morning after listening to the fascinating interview with Andrew Hughes Hallett describing exactly how fiscal autonomy would work - and how sensible it was!

    Hope you will be blogging about that!

 

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