I am become the New Jasper Carrot, with some bus-based observational comedy for CityMetric.
I crunched the IMDB numbers to see which actors can claim to have ‘bedded’ the greatest number of British monarchs, and whether Matt Smith is the only person to have achieved the ‘double Elizabeth’.
New Statesmen: Ed can you write something Europe’s most eligible princes to tie-in with the Prince Harry engagement story?
Ed: MARRY THE POPE.
By Ed Jefferson The Today Programme is undeniably an institution – 60 years after Radio 4 broadcast the first edition, over one in ten people in the UK still tune in every morning. Unfortunately, I am no longer one of them. For many years I was was a regular listener.
So the other night, I was hanging round the internet, looking for beef, as you do, when I spotted a tweet that made my blood pressure rise. Matthew Goodwin, the politics professor who made his name predicting the rise of Ukip and then ate his own book live on television, had suggested that, so many months after Brexit and Trump, liberals were still struggling to get back in the game.
What’s the best way to rank cities? If you ask a square, they’ll probably start by talking about population or GDP or land area. Wrong. The best way, clearly, is to look at how good the films made there are.
Some pre-emptive opinions about Star Trek Discovery and whether the whole idea of another Star Trek prequel is a waste of time.
I used data to prove that James T Kirk is history’s greatest monster.
As far as Brexit is concerned, Labour can agree on what words to say, but is divided over what they mean. The party’s position is to retain “the exact same benefits” of membership of the European Union, with a Brexit that puts “jobs first”.
To the casual observer, this may not seem like a particularly contentious question: isn’t it just everything ‘under’ the Thames when you look at the map? But despite this, some people will insist that places like Fulham, clearly north of the river, are in South London. Why?