From the daily archives:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bahrain – 1956 redux?

March 14, 2011

In November 1956, while the world’s eyes were on the Suez Crisis and the unfolding of the pre-arranged pretext of Anglo-French intervention, the tanks of the Soviet Union rolled into Hungary crushing the incipient revolution there against the rule of the puppet Hungarian Workers’ Party.   The intervention of the Soviet Union was intially at ‘the […]

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Arab League gives ‘no fly zone’ the green light.

March 14, 2011

The situation in Libya becomes increasingly grave. It now appears that Gaddafi’s mercenary forces have swept eastwards and have now taken back Brega and Adjdabiyah is being besieged by air strikes and artillery bombardment. The next target for the Gaddafi forces will be Benghazi and by then, if it falls, it will be over for […]

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People’s Front of Anglesey? Splitters!

March 14, 2011

There are times when exasperated members of the public say that they want an end to two-party politics, that they want parties to work together, that they want to see politicians elected without party labels. Whilst it is easy to understand these sentiments, they are misguided in my view. Obviously, I could start on the […]

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#116: 1986, Public Image Ltd, Rise

March 14, 2011

Listening again, twenty five years on, the line ‘anger is an energy,’ seems like it should be the most incredibly corny, hackneyed lyric in the history of rock and roll; I mean it reads a bit like something you’d find in an awful American self-help book probably entitled ‘You really ARE special,’ or similar. But, […]

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Oi Clegg, Nobody Likes You

March 14, 2011

…well this isn’t quite true, but on current trends we will reach the point where it is in a matter of months.   The scale of the drop in Nick Clegg’s net approval ratings based on Yougov’s polls can be seen in this chart.  From a net approval rating of +53% in the week of the […]

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It Should Have Been Gates Not Crowley

March 14, 2011

No sooner do Allthastleft make PJ Crowley our Hero of the Week than he is forced to resign for his comments about the treatment of Bradley Manning.  He has, in effect, been sacked for saying what one would hope any politician (any decent human being) who subscribes to basic human rights would believe: that it is […]

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