From the daily archives:

Monday, March 7, 2011

By-election update: Leicester South

March 7, 2011

Whilst we still await news of when the West Belfast by-election will be called, another by-election is on its way, this time in Leicester South.  This is as a result of the current MP, Sir Peter Soulsby, being chosen to run as the Labour candidate for the elected mayor of Leicester.  The by-election is likely […]

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When the NHS Bill becomes law – don’t get ill!

March 7, 2011

The Health and Social Care Bill 2011 has reached the committee stage on its way through the House of Commons before being sent upstairs to allow the Lords to have a little tinker prior to Royal Assent and enactment. Like all Bills, it has a little introductory speel, which says in a few rather subjective […]

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#109: 2002, The Flaming Lips, Do You Realize??

March 7, 2011

Recently my grandmother died from cancer.  She was 86 years old. By any stretch of the imagination she had a good innings and a full life, which, apart from the last couple of months, were happy.   There was, for me, a degree of guilt attached to her death as, though she lived in London […]

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Banker to Replace Clown on MPC

March 7, 2011

Allthatsleft  has been looking forward for some time to the departure of ultra-inflation peacock hawk, Andrew Sentance, from the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee when he leaves at the end of May.  Sentance has seen Zimbabwe style hyper-inflation around every corner even with rising unemployment, an economy in the doldrums and falling consumer confidence. […]

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