From the daily archives:

Monday, December 6, 2010

#21: 1964, Bob Dylan, With God On Our Side

December 6, 2010

In the last week of 1984, a fifteen-year-old Jackie South sat in the passenger seat next to his dad as they returned to Essex from some post-Christmas errand in South London. Only the radio had breached the sullen silence by the time they had reached East London. It clicked off as Jackie Senior wordlessly slipped […]

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Three cheers for Ken Clarke!

December 6, 2010

Over the last two decades the argument that ‘prison works’ has been absolutely and utterly obliterated by two devastatingly significant statistics: first, recidivism, or re-offending rates among ex-prisoners is around 70% and rising; second, the number of convicted criminals in our prisons is at an all time high at around 85,000 and has grown massively […]

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Yanks Come Back!

December 6, 2010

Ray North’s timely post the other day on the arrogance of American foreign policy and how Britain needs to stop sucking up to the Americans got me thinking about a world without an active US foreign policy.  I agree with Ray’s post but   let’s imagine for the moment that after the First World War the […]

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Spoonerism….or Freudian Slip?

December 6, 2010
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England don’t take your ball home!

December 6, 2010

As I predicted last week, correctly as it turned out (smug smirk), the award of the 2018 World Cup to Russia has been met with a collective sulk amongst the people of England (save for George East who found the English sporting failure reassuring). I can understand that, no one likes losing, it was a […]

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