Is being recommended by Eoin libel now?December 30, 2012 Tim WorstallOur Eoin16 CommentsIf so, which on this list will sue? previousOh well done Mr. Speaker, Well Done!nextErr, Yes? 16 thoughts on “Is being recommended by Eoin libel now?” Matthew L December 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm If that’s his reading list, no wonder he’s so often surprised to find out he’s wrong. There’s nothing there that would challenge a leapt-to conclusion. Classic echo chamber effect. Surreptitious Evil December 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm I just like the way the ad at the bottom of his blog has just recommended me to Santander Private Banking in Jersey. Ethics? Or money from Google? The endless struggle of the dissident lefty blogger. Grumpy Old Man December 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm Maybe not libel, but there may be a case for loss of earnings due to adverse publicity. Dr Eoin Clarke December 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm Dear Tim, If I was including non-lefties you would have been top of the list. Warmest regards, Éoin. Diogenes December 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm “Richard Murphy’s pioneering work for tax justice at Tax Research UK continues to inspire and astound me. His blog is probably the one I am most looking forward to reading in 2013. ” It amazes just about everyone who reads it…but not in inspirational ways. David Moore December 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm I don’t know, Tim seems to find a lot of inspiration to use rude words after reading it….. Matthew L December 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm Hark? Is that the briefing of silks? Ian B December 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm Well, I certainly think Mr Murphy deserves an award. Is there one for “the most words written about economics by the person who knows least about economics”? Something like that? Surreptitious Evil December 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm We should start a campaign to have the Dunning-Kruger effect renamed “Murphy’s Syndrome”. Matthew L December 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm What an excellent idea, SE. Fortunately if he ever manages to get something enacted we already have “Murphy’s Law”. Richard December 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm Amusingly Dr Clarke has warned Greg Hands “to be more careful before casting aspersions”. I suppose for once he knows what he’s talking about. http://www.greenbenchesuk.com/2012/12/tory-mp-inaccurately-slurs-gordon-brown.html (although Hands might actually be correct; he claimed that Gordon Brown only appeared once in the Commons Chamber in 2012; Dr Clarke tries to disprove that citing Brown’s voting record, but I think it’s possible, indeed common, to vote without having been in the Chamber) CIngram December 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm Richard The division bell used to ring in the pubs around Parliament as well as throughout the Palace of Westminster. So I was told back in the 80’s by an MP I was drinking with in one of those pubs (maybe it was a joke they always tell the outsiders, but that’s what he said). Apparently they would jump up, run to find a whip to tell them which lobby to go through, and come back to their beer. Andrew K December 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm “If I was including non-lefties you would have been top of the list.” That’s about as literate as the paragraph he has put under his list. Has no one ever told him how the subjubctive works? How sadly the grammar schools are missed. Philip Scott Thomas December 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm @Andrew K Has no one ever told him how the subjubctive works? LOL Yes, a jolly good point. Flat Eric December 31, 2012 at 11:28 am You’re all being most unfair. Eieieion’s many and grovelling apologies have provided some of the blogging world’s greatest delights in 2012. I look forward to more in 2013. Philip Walker January 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm Eoin says he didn’t include non-lefties; but I thought Anthony Wells was more tight-lipped about his political leanings than that? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.