Magazine article The Spectator

Barometer

Magazine article The Spectator

Barometer

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Ministers for fun David Cameron was reported to be an expert in 'chillaxing' through tennis and karaoke. How have other prime ministers been reported to relax?

William Gladstone Chopping down trees on his estate

Winston Churchill Painting

Edward Heath Sailing, conducting

Harold Wilson Cooking

Jim Callaghan Farming

Margaret Thatcher Sorting out piles of towels

John Major Watching cricket, making model aeroplanes

Tony Blair Tennis, swimming after church on Sundays

Gordon Brown Listening to the Arctic Monkeys

Power struggle

The government published a draft energy bill. Here are the costs of power in £/MWh from various types of newly installed plant:

Sewage gas 54

Landfill gas 60

Gas 81

Hydro (from reservoir) 83

Large biomass 93

Onshore wind 94

Nuclear 99

Coal 105

Offshore wind 161

Source: DECC

Cycle race

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence wants the government to raise from 39 to 42 the maximum age at which women are eligible for IVF treatment. …

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