From the daily archives:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sheffield United?

March 10, 2011

(NB opening lines of this best read in the manner of the bloke who does the voiceovers for film trailers) It was a time for Liberal Democrats. It was a time for heroes. It was a time for Liberal Democrat heroes. In a northern town they gathered. Only one person could save them from doom. […]

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#112: 1964, Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come

March 10, 2011

After the debate yesterday sparked by Jackie’s piece on Sweet Home Alabama, it seemed to me that it was time to move away from two white blokes arguing about two white blokes arguing in songs about the legacy of racism in the south to the greatest song to come out of the civil rights movement […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: Archipelago

March 10, 2011

  So far this year with the exception of my sojourn in Berlin, the films I have seen have been, if not exactly Hollywood blockbusters, pretty mainstream.   It has been awards season and there tends to be a spate of higher quality bigger budget films released as a result.   This year’s awards season has been […]

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It Is Only Fair That You Are Poorer

March 10, 2011

There are two principles that have underpinned the free market obsessives that have ruled over us since 1979 in respect of those in work.  Firstly, that if you work in the public sector you are a lazy good for nothing pampered pen pusher without the moral fibre or ability to work in the private sector.   […]

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King Still Holding The Line

March 10, 2011

We won’t know the voting figures until later in the month but the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee continues to operate on the side of sanity with its announcement today that interest rates are again to be held at 0.5%.  The confirmation earlier this month that the Q4 GDP figures for 2010 were actually […]

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