From the daily archives:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Week 7: Prat – Vince Cable

December 26, 2010

Vincey, where did it all go wrong? Nine short months ago you were probably the single most popular politician in the country, and your views on the economy were so respected that you could frequently appear on Newsnight as the sole politician to give a pundit’s view without the need for any political counter-weight. Now […]

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#41: 1969, Neil Young, Down By The River

December 26, 2010

For a long time I never really got Neil Young. I remember Georgie East had a lot of Neil Young albums back in our flat in Hackney, and he would play them and I would nod and feign appreciation, but I didn’t really get it. Then, when I wasn’t expecting it, I had a conversion […]

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Week 7: Hero – Robert Peston

December 26, 2010

Robert Peston is the BBC’s Senior Business Editor. In recent years he has become synonymous with the economic crises of our age – performing a role similar to the one  Joshua Rosenberg used to carry out for legal stories, just as when Joshua came onto our screens we were confident that we were about to […]

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Week 7: Villain – Jorge Rafael Videla

December 26, 2010

Wednesday saw the conviction and imprisonment and imposition of a life sentence on former military dictator of Argentina, Jorge Videla. It couldn’t have happened to a bigger bastard. Videla is in the very worst category of villains. This has been a long time coming and represents a victory for the families who have been campaigning […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2010: JD Salinger

December 26, 2010

I have two older sisters. When I was sixteen one of them lived above a pub with six other eighteen year old girls, the other introduced me to good music and literature – they both contributed to my education. When Renee North gave me a copy of The Catcher In The Rye back in the […]

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