From the daily archives:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Nick’s Choice: is he a principled man or a conman?

March 12, 2011

Today the Liberal Democrat conference overwhelming backed a motion calling for radical reforms of the Coalition’s NHS Bill. The mood of the party faithful was wonderfully articulated by the MP for St Ives Andrew George who declared that the ‘Liberal Democrats shouldn’t be the architects of the NHS’s demise’ . Whilst Shirley Williams, summed up […]

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… and another poll…

March 12, 2011

Jackie posted today about a couple of significant polls – one showing that Labour’s lead over the other parties is still a very healthy one and another poll showing that in Wales the Lib-Dems are facing the possibility of meltdown at the Welsh Assembly elections. But, there was another poll released earlier this week that […]

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#114: 1974, Randy Newman, Rednecks

March 12, 2011

In our recent debate about Sweet Home Alabama, both George East and I praised this song on a similar subject from the same year, so I thought it should be my next pick. In this typically mordant track, the Jewish Californian Newman puts himself in the shoes of a southerner watching Georgia governor Lester Maddox’s […]

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Patronising Coverage of Japan Earthquake

March 12, 2011

  It goes without saying that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan yesterday were truly horrific – some of the pictures of the water relentlessly crushing buildings and sweeping away everything in its path seem to be out of some apocalyptic CGI Science Fiction film.   There is little doubt that the coming days are going […]

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A couple of polls…

March 12, 2011

UK Polling Report has details of two interesting polls. First, the latest YouGov poll shows the parties on: Lab: 45% Con: 34% LD: 9% Others: 12% This may be a rogue poll of course, but it is certainly evidence that Labour has a healthy lead at the moment. UK Polling Report’s running poll of polls shows Labour […]

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